Malicious email alert: UW email acct phish

Things to note about this malicious phishing email:

  • Causes a sense of alarm due to threat of account deactivation.
  • Provides a somewhat plausible error code.
  • Sender address is clearly not a UW address.
  • Link address is also clearly not UW.

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Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:37:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: cherrii@wildblue.net
Subject: U Washington Mail Account Update

This is an automatic message from our servers; If you are receiving this message it means that your email address has been queued for deactivation. This was as a result of a continuous error received from this email address (code:505).

Please copy and paste or Click http://mailwsu-edu.jimdo.com/ to resolve this problem.

Note: Failure to resolve this problem by ignoring this message would result to the deactivation of your account.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

Regards
U Washington Mail