We have been receiving reports of many receiving these scam emails. You can simply delete the message.
How can you easily tell this is a scam?
- The From address does not make sense.
- The subject line does not follow OIT standards.
- If you hover your mouse over the Click here link (without clicking) you will see the web address it directs to, which is clearly not a Williams address.
- When in doubt please forward a copy of the email to [email protected].
We have more information at: http://oit.williams.edu/help-docs/security/report-phishing-attempt/
You can also contact student or facstaff support with questions.
Example of the latest scam:
From: xxxxxxx <[email protected]>
Subject: Mailbox Update
Date: January 9, 2016 at 1:47:23 PM EST
Welcome back. You are required to verify your details to resolve access issues and irregularities which we noticed with your webmail account last month.
Click Here to Verify Now
Failure to do so within may lead to temporary account deactivation. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Please note that your password is your Employee Self-Service password.