Helpdesk Upgrade Alert – Your Mailbox is almost full scam emails still going around

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An email arrives in your inbox with the subject of “Helpdesk Upgrade Alert”, tells you that your mailbox is almost full, and it includes a handy indicator saying that of your 244 MB quota, you have used 241MB. The text reads, “The Helpdesk is upgrading and maintaining database Server from the old Microsoft Server (No420134x) to the new Microsoft Server …

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228,000 South Carolina Medicaid records transferred to private email acct – Trend Micro WFBS might have stopped that

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There’s a story in the news right now about the South Carolina Medicaid program losing control over 228k records. From the versions of the story I have read, it appears that individual working there transferred these records to a private email account and then to another email account. The information includes names, Medicaid ID numbers (which are also Social Security …

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Your mailbox has NOT exceeded the storage limit as set by your administrator

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One thing I am asked weekly is, “I just received an email alert telling me my mailbox exceeded the storage limit, why is that?”. Wellllllll, first of all, these messages, though they come in email and look all official, signed by “System Administrator” or something similar, are likely phishing attempts. If you hover over the URL listed to “re-validate” your …

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