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Beware of "Multiple Request to Shutdown Your University of Manitoba Account" Phishing Scam

2017-09-22T05:33:47 -  +
Beware of "Multiple Request to Shutdown Your University of Manitoba Account" Phishing Scam

University Of Manitoba students or staff members who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that a request to shut down their accounts will be processed within 24 hours, are asked not to follow the instructions in the same emails. They are advised to delete the messages. This is because the emails are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into clicking on the link in them, which goes to a fake University Of Manitoba website that steals email account credentials.

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The "Multiple Request to Shutdown Your University of Manitoba Account" Phishing Scam

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Thu 14/09/2017 16:26

From: University of Manitoba

Hello

We received your multiple request to shutdown your account, We will process this request within 24hours.

All emails associated with your account will be lost. To retain your account, kindly Cancel Request to continue using our services.

Click here to continue using our service (CANCEL REQUEST)

Yours Sincerely,

Wild blue

University Of Manitoba

Web Administrator

If visitors to the phishing or fake University Of Manitoba website attempts to sign-in, their account credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam. Once the cybercriminals receive the stolen credentials, they will use it to gain access to the accounts, hijack and use them fraudulently.

University Of Manitoba students or staff members who have already been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to attempt to change their password and contact the University Of Manitoba I.T or computer department for help.

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