If you or your company has a helpdesk you should understand that they don’t need to know your password. Ever. So if you receive an email asking for your login and password you should immediately suspect that it could be a scam.
The following email is a scam. It’s made to look like a serious IT request but it’s really a trick to get your account details.
Attention Account User,
Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade
Your account is in the process of being upgraded to a newest of Windows-based servers and an enhanced online email interface inline with internet infrastructure Maintenance. The new servers will provide better anti-spam and anti-virus functions, along with IMAP Support for mobile devices that Support IMAP to enhance your usage.
To ensure that your account is not intermittently disrupted but active during and after this upgrade, you are required to kindly confirm your account by stating the details below:
* User name:
This will prompt the upgrade of your account.
Failure to acknowledge receipt of this notification, might result to a temporal deactivation of your account from our database.
Your account shall remain active upon your confirmation of your login details.
We do apologize for any inconvenience caused.
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