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Examples of Phishing Scams

Examples of Phishing Scams

The following list, in reverse date order, contains headers of phishing scam messages sent to PLU email accounts beginning July 2008.  Any PLU address is a forgery.  This page was last updated February 9, 2011.

DO NOT reply or forward these phishing attempts to anyone or click on any links that may be in the message content.

DO delete these types of messages.

Read more about cyber-safety here.

Phishing Scam Headers

Subject: Mailbox Upgrade
From: Robert Hammond <rhammond1@mail.plymouth.edu>
Date: Wed, Feb 9, 2011

Subject: MAIL ACCOUNT UPDATE
From: Pacific Lutheran University <eresource@plu.edu>
Date: Fri, Dec 24, 2010

Subject: Email Shurdown Notice
From: "Alice Hobbs"<webmaintainance@webname.com>
Date: November 17, 2010

Subject: Mailbox Quota Exceeded.
From: Vicky Smoot <vicky.smoot@ksd.org>
Date: Fri, Oct 8, 2010

Subject: Mailbox Quota Exceeded.
From: Rhonda May <RHONDA.MAY@7oaks.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 6, 2010

Subject: Mailbox Quota Exceeded!!!
From: Morgan, Mark <MMorgan2@wms.com>
Reply-To: itservice22@live.co.uk
Date: Tue, Oct 5, 2010

Subject: Webmail Account Verification®
From: © 2010 Email Support Team.
Reply-To: <lillie@szyet.cn>
Date: Sat, Oct 2, 2010

Subject: Webmail Quota/Storage Upgrade
From: System Administrator <julie.xxxx@cuchicago.edu>
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Subject: You have exceeded the storage limit on your mailbox
From: Christopher Zottl <Christopher.Zottl@grasslands.ab.ca>
Date: Thu, Sep 9, 2010

Subject: Webmail Quota/Storage Upgrade
From: Webmail Administrator <xxxxxxxx@desu.edu>
Reply-To: <xxxxxxxx@desu.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 16, 2010

Subject: GENERAL MAILBOX UPGRADE PROCESS
From: Account Upgrade Team <info@upgradeteam.com>
Reply-To: upgradeteam@admin.in.th
Date: Wed, Aug 4, 2010

Subject: Dear User
From: Maintenance Team <infobnl2010@voila.fr>
Reply-To: adminsupport@btinternet.com
Date: Sun, Jul 4, 2010

Subject: Email Account Mantainance!
From: Technical Support Team <info@helpdesk.com>
Date: Fri, Jun 18, 2010

Subject: Dear Customer
From: Site Administrator <s.matain@ymail.com>
Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2010

Subject: Attention: Important Update
From: Webmail Help Desk <email.account@helpdesk.edu>
Reply-To: web_upgrade1@live.co.uk
Date: Thu, May 20, 2010

Subject:  You Have 1 New Mail !
From:  E-mail <info@e-mail.com>
Reply-To:  accsupportteam09@manager.in.th
Date:  Tue, Mar 30, 2010

Subject: Web-mail Account Verification®
From: © 2010 Email Support Team. <admin@web.internet>
Date: Thu, Mar 4, 2010

Subject: (no subject)
From: Webmail Help Desk <lulutommy@bellsouth.net>
Reply-To: accountmaintenance@mail2world.com
Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010

Subject: Attention: Important Notice Regards Your University Email
From: University Webmail Team <web-email@university.edu>
Reply-To: web-upgrade1@live.co.uk
Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2010

Subject: Announcement (Schedule Upgrade)
From: Plu Support Team <info@plu.edu>
Reply-To: deptverificationpanel009@live.com
Date: Mon, Dec 21, 2009

Subject: Plu Warning Alert !!!
From: Mail Administrator <edenfence@kvnet.org>
Reply-To: alerteemail@ymail.com
Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2009

Subject: Dear Staff/Student
From: "HELPDESK:" <upgrade.helpdesk1@tmail.tv>
Mailed by: cwpanama.net
Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2009

Subject: PLU Warning Alert!!!
From: Mail Administrator <Account@helpdick.com>
Reply-To: e.alert@ymail.com
Date: Mon, Nov 23, 2009

Subject: PLU Warning Alert!!!
From: PLU Mail Administrator <e.alert@ymail.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 20, 2009

Subject: e-mail Account Verification®.
From: © 2009 Email Support Team. <admin@web.internet>
Reply-To: "© 2009 Email Support Team." <admin@web.internet>
Date: Wed, Nov 4, 2009

Subject: Account Update(Account Alert Code:X3XX00178SU)
From: Admin Help Desk <webhelp@myportal.edu>
Reply-To: adminweb.help01@gmail.com
Date: Tue, Aug 4, 2009

Subject: (no subject)
From: PACIFIC LOTHERAN UNIVERSITY SUPPORT TEAM
Reply-To: webmaster.team@w.cn
Date: Mon, Jul 27, 2009

Subject: Announcement(Schedule Maintanance)
From: Helpdesk <jjt018@bucknell.edu>
Reply-To: "accessmail24@gmail.com" <accessmail24@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 21, 2009

Subject: Attention email account Owner,
From: "Camelot Group" <vagnermm@vivax.com.br>
Reply-To: "Camelot Group" <cpd@gala.net>
Date: Mon, June 15, 2009

Subject: *****SPAM***** Account Maintances Notice
From: "Mail Support Admin" <support@gradadmin.com>
Date: Thu, June 4, 2009

Subject: *****SPAM***** Account Maintances Notice!!!
From: Mail Administrator <support@grad.edu>
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009

Subject:  NOTIFICATION
From:  HELP DESK <helpdesk@cableone.net>
Date:  Friday, 15 May 2009

Subject:  UPGRADE YOUR EMAIL
From:  xxxxxx@plu.edu
Date:  Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Subject:  *****SPAM*****  Dear plu.edu, Email Account Owner
From:  admin@plu.edu
Reply-To:  upgradeteamalert@8u8.com
Date:  4/28/2009

Subject:  *****SPAM***** Mailbox Has exceeded Storage Limit
From:  "System Administrator"  <xxxxxxx@mnstate.edu>
Date:  Sun, April 19, 2009

Subject:  Attn: Webmail Users,
From:  TEAM WEBMAIL <team.webmail@strompost.com>
Reply-To:  team.webmail@strompost.com
Date:  4/6/2009

Subject:  Alert:  Mail Quota.
From:  "IT System Upgrade" <abbie.xxxxxx@drake.edu>
Date:  Fri, April 3, 2009

Subject:  VERIFY YOUR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT.
From:  accountteam.1@khath.com
Date:  Mon, March 23, 2009

Subject:  *****SPAM*****  PLU Admin Update (X3XX0178SU)
From:  "PLU Admin help Desk" <webmaster01@plu.edu>
Date:  Tue, March 10, 2009

Subject:  *****SPAM***** Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit
From:  Christopher James Reece <creece@xxx.edu>
Reply to:  upgradeinbox1@8u8.com
Date:  Tue, 10 Mar 2009

Subject:  [WEBMAIL] System Upgrading
From:  Helpdesk Team [mailto:helpdesk.it@unimail.mn]
Date:  Monday, March 09, 2009

Subject:  Web-E-News/http://www.plu.edu Web Email Account Update!!
From:  IT ADMIN DESK (admindeskinfos@gmail.com>
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009

Subject:  Attention:  webmail Subscriber
From:  "https://webmail.regent.edu" <postmaster@gibtelecom.net>
Reply to:  senddetails@mail2me.com
Date:  Tue, February 24, 2009

Subject:  Dear subscribers
From:  Webmail Upgrade Office <upgrade-at@8u8.com>
Date:  Monday, February 16, 2009

Subject:  Important Update
From:  Pacific Lutheran University <helpdsk@plu.edu>
Reply-To:  helpdesk11@inmail24.com
Date:  Fri, 13 Feb 2009

Subject:  DEAR WEBMAIL ACCOUNT OWNER
From:  WEBMAIL ACCOUNT <info@webmail.com>
Reply-To:  webmailacount@yahoo.com
Date:  Fri, 06 Feb 2009

Subject:  Up Grade Your E-mail Account
From:  Pacific Lutheran University Webmail Support <webmaster@plu.edu>
Reply-To:  customer.account.users09@gmail.com
Date:  February 3, 2009

Subject:  Account Upgrade/Maintenance All Plu.edu Webmail Accounts
From:  Computing and Telecommunication Service <comptelc@plu.edu>
Date:  Thu, 29 Jan 2009

Subject:  Dear Webmail Subscriber
From:  "'UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT'" <tech-dept12@live.com>
Date:  Sat, January 24, 2009

Subject:  Account Update
From:  Mail Administrator <accountupdate@emailadmin.edu>
Date:  Tue, 20 Jan 2009

Subject:  Account Upgrade/Maintenance All Plu.edu Webmail Accounts
From:  Computing and Telecommunication Services <comptelc@plu.edu>
Date:  Mon, 19 Jan 2009

Subject:  Account Upgrade/Maintenance All Ysu.edu Webmail Accounts
From:  "WebCT Help Desk" <helpdesk@ucsb.edu>
Date:  1/18/2009

Subject:  (no subject but identical text to "mail box is over its size limit" message sent on 1/8/09)
From:  Dean, Christine <xxxxxxxx@tc.gc.ca>
Date:  1/18/2009

Subject:  DEAR WEBMAIL E-MAIL ACCOUNT USER,
From:  Anthony Ring <xxxxxxx@stdnt.lakeland.cc.il.us>
Date:  Sat, January 10, 2009

Subject: ACCOUNT VERIFICATION
From:    "GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS COLLEGE" <xxxx@gustavus.edu>
Date:    Fri, January 9, 2009

Subject:  DEAR WEBMAIL E-MAIL ACCOUNT USER,
From:  WEBMAIL E-mail  messaging center <xxxxxx@eircom.net>
Reply-To:  xxxxxx@cooperation.net
Date:  Fri, 09 Jan 2009

Subject:  mailbox is over its size limit
From:  Spaith Linda L <xxxxxxx@uwhealth.org>
Date:  Thu, 08 Jan 2009

Subject:  You have exceeded the storage limit for your mailbox
From:  Gould, Derek <xxxxxx@liverpool.ac.uk>
Date:  Tue, 06 Jan 2009

Subject:  Comfirm Email Account
From:  Mail Administrator <narciso@sercomtel.com.br>
Date:  December 2008

Subject:  FROM: The University Messaging Centre.
From:  CAROLYN NOEL TURNER <xxxxxx@my.lamar.edu>
Date:  November 2008

Subject:  FROM: IT Help Desk.
From:  CAROLYN NOEL TURNER <xxxxxx@my.lamar.edu>
Date:  November 2008

Subject:  Mailbox Shutdown Notification
From:  Webmaster@info.edu <admin@eacfnl.org>
Date:  November 2008

Subject:  UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT INFO
From:  EDUCATIONAL WEBMASTER <activationct@live.co.uk>
Reply-To:  activationctr@live.co.uk
Date:  November 2008

Subject:  Account Update
From:  Account Update <xxxxxx@sympatico.ca>
Reply-To:  xxxxxx@ymail.com
Date:  November 2008

Subject:  VERIFY YOUR PLU.EDU EMAIL ACCOUNT NOW
From:  PLU.EDU.TEAM <support-team01@live.com>
Date:  November 2008

Subject:  Your email account
From:  Administrator <no-reply@plu.edu>
Reply-To:  admin@emailsupports.com
Date:  October 2008

Subject:  Your email account
From:  www.plu.edu <no.reply@plu.edu>
Reply-To:  admin@emailsupports.com
Date:  October 2008

Subject:  UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT! LAST WARNING...
From:  WEB EMAIL ADMIN <upgrade@admimail.com>
Reply-To:  adminwebemail@gmail.com
Date:  October 2008

Subject:  Dear valued customer
From:  WEBMAIL SUPPORT TEAM <support@webmail.org>
Reply-To:  accountsecuritys@live.com
Date:  October 2008

Subject:  Plu.Edu Webmail Services
From:  techni@plu.edu
Sender:  xxxxxx@cogeco.ca
Reply-To:  mailcontrolunit.department5@gmail.com
Date:  September 2008

Subject:  CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY NOW
From:  "Webmail Administrator." <info@domain.com>
Date:  September 2008

Subject:  WEBMAIL ACCOUNT OWNER
From:  WEBMAIL ADMINISTRATOR
Date:  September 2008

Subject:  WARNNING: VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT
From:  comptelc@plu.edu. <xxxxxx@gibtelecom.net>
Reply-To:  infomail@mail2me.com
Date:  September 2008

Subject:  Dear PLU.EDU Email Account Owner
From:  PLU.EDU Team PLUL.EDU beta. <promoinfo5@singnet.com.sg>
Reply-To:  s.eamilupgrade@ymail.com
Date:  September 2008

Subject:  Attention!! Verify Your Account!!
From:  Webmail Administrator <webmailcontrol@webmail.com>
Sender:  xxxxxx@cogeco.ca
Reply-To:  Webmail Administrator <webmailcontrol@mail.com>
Date:  August 2008

Subject:  *****CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT*****
From:  "PLU SUPPORT TEAM" <help-desk@plu.edu>
Date:  August 2008

Subject: "Confirm Your PLU.EDU Webmail Account"
From:  MEMBERS SERVICES WEB SUPPORT TEAM <webmaster@plu.edu>
Reply-To:  xxxxxx@dellmail.com
Date:  July 2008

Subject:  UPDATE YOUR PLU.EDU EMAIL NOW
From:  FROM PLU.EDU TEAM <xxxxxx@3web.com>
Reply-To:  xxxxxx@live.com
Date:  July 2008