Stay alert for newest phishing scam

The latest phishing scam sent to UC Davis email accounts surfaced Aug. 16. The return address has already been blocked, but Information and Educational Technology is publicizing the message in case it resurfaces with a different return address.

This fraud is at least the seventh since spring to target campus email accounts. Like others of its kind, it asks the recipient to disclose his or her account password--information the campus never asks anyone to send by email. Read more about how to avoid email scams here, and if you have any questions contact the IT Express computing services help desk at (530) 754-HELP (4357) or .

The latest counterfeit reads:

Dear Webmail Subscriber

This mail is to inform all our webmail users that we will be maintaining and upgrading our website in a couple of days from now. As a Subscriber you are required to send us your Email account details to enable us know if you are still making use of your mail box. Be informed that we will be deleting all mail account that is not functioning to enable us create more space for students and staffs, You are to send your mail account details which are as follows:

*User Name:


WARNING: Any of you that receive this email and failed to respond to the mail will be deactivated immediately from our database.

Thank you for using our webmail service FROM THE webmail upgrading SUPPORT TEAM.