PHISHING SCHEME TARGETS UVU

Going around through email is a Phishing scheme trying to gather passwords and usernames from the UVU community. The scheme claims to be from UVU and the UVU Service Desk. It is not!

 

UVU should NEVER ask for your username and password by email or by phone call initiated by the University. If someone does this you should not give it to them unless it is a call that you initiated and can verify that you are talking with an authorized employee.

If you have given out your username and password to this scheme, please change your password immediately!

This site verifies the email above.

Sample Content of the Phishing Scheme - THIS IS NOT FROM UVU!:

From: "UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY" <servicedesk@uvu.edu>
To: user@uvu.edu
Subject: ATTENTION UVU.EDU EMAIL ACCOUNT OWNER !!! EMAIL NOTICE

Account Department!
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Upgrade/Maintenance All uvu.edu Email Accounts
We regret to announce to you that we will be making some system maintenance on our uvu.edu Webmail account. During this process you might have login problems in signing into your uvu.edu Webmail account, but to prevent this you have to confirm your account immediately after you receive this notification.

To confirm and to keep your uvu.edu webmail active during and after this process, please reply to this message with the below uvu.edu Webmail account information. Failure to do this might cause a permanent deactivation of your uvu.edu Webmail account from our data base to enable us create more spaces for the 2009 session.

Send your uvu.edu Webmail account for confirmation stating:

* uvu.edu ID:
* Password:
* Date of Birth:

Your account shall remain active after you have successfully confirmed your account details. We thank you for your prompt attention to this notification.

Please understand that this is a security measure intended to help protect your uvu.edu Webmail account.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY Service Desk