Phishing Scams: Email requesting your password

Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Los Rios Community College District and its colleges will never ask you for your password. If you receive any correspondence requesting such information:

If you have additional questions contact the Help Desk at Help@losrios.edu.

An example of such a message is:

    From: SWAMI, B.N. (PROF.) [mailto:BONUNS@mopipi.ub.bw]
    Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 9:51 PM
    To: admin@helpdesk.com
    Subject: Important Email Verification Update

    Your mailbox quota has been exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator,You are currently running on 20.9GB. You may not be able to send or receive new mails until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-activate your account please click the link below

    Link to web page

    Thanks and we are sorry for the inconveniences Webmail Admin