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Warning: New Phishing Email

Valencia College has been made aware of a new phishing scam targeting Valencia’s faculty and staff. This scam attempts to lure employees to a fraudulent web site to input personal information and/or download virus infected programs. 

Valencia College will never ask you to provide or verify personal or account information by email.

If you receive an e-mail similar to the following example, do not respond or click any links. Please delete it immediately. 
Please note the content of the message may vary slightly.

Do not open any attachment, or provide any data, to the web site contained within this report.

 

EXAMPLE:

Your account safety is our top priority.

Recently, we have detected some unusual activity on your account and as a result,

all email users are urged to update  their email account within 24 hours of receiving this e-mail, using the update link: ITS to confirm that your email account is up to date with the institution requirement. 

Do not ignore this message to avoid termination of your web mail account. 

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused, but your account safety and privacy is very important to us.

Thanks for your co-operation.

Yours sincerely,

© Copyright 2013 

Webmaster Admin.

END OF EXAMPLE

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