Email phishing scam – Keeping Track Of Your Usage.

I seem to be getting these types of emails all the time these days I usually have no trouble spotting  the message as being  fraudulent, however others do not have the benefit of 19 years using the Internet, 17 of which have been looking after email for others.  I am getting more and more calls from people who are getting confused and sometimes taken in by these types of scams. Sometimes with disasterous results.

Protect yourself –
Do not click on links from people  you do not know.
Organisations like banks , universities , government agencies and large companies will never ask you to upgrade in this manner.
If you are in doubt do a Google search for the subject line of the message.
Anti virus software may or may not protect you from online viruses but it will not protect you from yourself.
Before you ask, I don’t know why I only know that it is getting worse out there in Internet land and you need to be careful.

——- This is the message I got today——–

This is the Help desk Program that periodically checks the size of your e-mail space is sending you this information. The program runs to ensure your Re: Keeping Track Of Your Usage. inbox does not grow too large, thus preventing you from receiving or sending new e-mail. As this message is being sent, you have 2.5 gegabytes (GB) or more stored in your inbox. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail center. We are resetting all email to create more space for new email Storage.To upgrade your mailbox CLICKHERE

Thanks, and sorry for the inconvenience Nancy Ray

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are notified that any use, dissemination, forwarding, distribution, or copying of the communication is strictly prohibited. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. (University Health System)

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