Monday, May 13, 2013

Email Scam - Warning, Your mailbox is almost FULL??

Don't take the BAIT!  It’s an Email scam! MHC is not trying to close your mailbox, your mailbox is NOT full.


  • Hackers are trying to get your personal information -- usernames, passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers.
  • You need to be in charge of your information. 
  • There are many HINTS in fraudulent email to look for:  Spelling errors are common; formatting of email is crazy; no familiar MHC tone, nor author; rollover a link and it has a different destination!  
  • But the key thing to remember is that LITS will NEVER ask for usernames, passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers in an email and neither will your bank, nor your airline -- don't be fooled!
Billions of dollars have been exchanged in these attempts; people like your neighbor, your mother, your co-worker or friend have fallen for such attempts.  As always please come by the LITS Tech Help Desk, email or call x2600, if you have any questions, concerns or ideas on this, or any other IT topic! 
May 2013 Version of Email Fraud  
Subject: Warning! Your mailbox is almost full.
"You have exceeded your email limit quota of 450MB. You need to upgrade your email limit quota to 2GB within the next 48 hours. Use the below web link to upgrade your email account." 
Do NOT click on this link -- or any link.
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