PHISH ALERT: Upgrade Email from IT HelpDesk SCAM

PHISH ALERT: The following phish email appears to be coming from the IT HelpDesk asking the user to upgrade his/her email. This is a scam. This URL will take the sender to a page outside the University domain.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:03 AM

Subject: IT HelpDesk


As part of our duty to strengthening our security and improving your overall mail experience, we have detected your mail settings is out of date. We want to upgrade all email account scheduled for today. To Complete this procedure, CLICK HERE< ;> to upgrade your account to Outlook Web Apps 2014. If your settings is not updated today, your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive message any longer. Sincerely, Mail Service Team.