If you get email allegedly from Microsoft saying that your mailbox is full, it must be true, right?
The current version of this scam includes a link to a Google Docs form to make it easy for the scammer to harvest your account information. If you submit the information the form asks for, you will have enabled to scammer to log in to your account and either steal it or use it to spoof your account to send out further scam email messages.
See a message like this one?
Don’t click the link if you saw this message! (Click on the image to see a full size version of this email scam.)
Just delete it. Do not follow the link. Do not complete the Google Form.
Over the past week, we’ve seen multiple variations of phishing scams like this one:
Don’t fall for this scam! (Click image to see full message.)
At the beginning of a new school year, we tend to see a lot of scams like this one, or the ever popular scam:
“Your UDel email is over quota. Click here to verify your account information.”
These are scams designed to take advantage of the naivete of freshpersons and new employees. The scammers are trying to harvest your UD login credentials to steal your identity or to use your account to launch attacks on others. Do not click the links or reply to the email messages. Just delete them.
For more information, browse this blog or visit our formal Avoid phishing scams Web pages.
- First off, UD will never send you email telling you to click on a form to increase your email quota.
- Second, UD will never ever send you email of any kind that appears to come from “ShastaCollege.edu.”
- Third, we’re not perfect, but we hope that we’d send email with a lot fewer typos.
- Finally, will UD ever sign email “Local-host”?
From: Cox, Estella
Subject: Mailbox Quota Exceeded
Date: October 20, 2011 12:10:22 PM EDT
Your web mail quota has exceeded the set quota which is
3GB.you are currently running on 3.9 GB.
To re-activate and increase your web mail quota please click
the link below.
Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your web
Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience