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“Your files will be deleted! ?” – Phishing Scam – October 1, 2018

Posted on: October 1st, 2018 by

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen.  Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or to verify your account.

If you have any questions about this or any email, before you act on the email, please call or email the ITS Helpdesk 773-508-4487,

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2018 5:56 PM
Subject: Your files will be deleted!

Dear Account User,
This is an urgent notice regarding the deletion of your files from our server due to your mailbox is almost exceeding the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator. You are currently running on 19.98GB; you may not be able to send or receive new email massages until you UPGRADE your mailbox storage space.
Upgrade is free, for your convenience, CLICK HERE and validate your account information to avoid losing a lifetimes worth of photos, contacts, emails, documents, videos, movies and music in your mailbox, including those in your Spam folder, unless you upgrade.
If we do not see any attempt from you to protect your important files they will be deleted automatically from our server.
Note that this is an auto generated e-mail message. Please Do Not reply directly to this e-mail.
ITS Help Desk,
Loyola University.
1032 W Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: +1 773-274-3000

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