Archive | August 21, 2012

“Account!” Email Scam (8/21/12)

Below is an email, or phishing, message that some in the VCU community have received concerning a purported problem with an email account. This is an attempt to trick the recipient to respond to the message so the scammer can gather their personal information. This message is fake and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, with any questions.


From:        Email Account Customer Care <>
Date:        08/21/2012 12:17 PM
Subject:        Account!

we are shutting down Your email accounts now due to congestion in our database
system and your account was chosen to be deleted. If you are still interested
in using our email service please click reply and fill in the space below for
verification purpose:

Full Name:.....
Date of Reg:....

Customer Care
Help Team

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