Virginia Tech phishing scam

September 10, 2007

Several Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff have reported receiving an e-mail message claiming to be from


VirginiaTech is constantly working to ensure security by regularly screening the accounts in our system. We recently reviewed your account, and we need more information to help us provide you with secure service.Until we can collect this information, your access to sensitive account features will be limited. We would like to restore your access as soon as possible, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
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Why is my account access limited?

Your account access has been limited for the following reason(s):

September 4th, 2007: Our Technical Service Department has recently updated our secure sockets layer (SSL) Server. We have reason to believe that your account was accessed by a third party. And your account was being used for an illegal operation which we detected. Because protecting the security of your account is our primary concern, we have limited access to sensitive VirginiaTech account features. We understand that this may be an inconvenience but please understand that this temporary limitation is for your protection.

(Your case ID for this reason is C-27-71-201.)
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We are going to change your old password and give you a new password.
You should send to us the below information for your new password:
Old Password(Current Password):
New Password:
New Password:

send to our Privacy Verification office at

Copyright C 2007 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience.

C 2006 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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Please delete this email; do not provide any information to the e-mail address listed in the message. Virginia Tech will never contact you via e-mail to verify personal information. This message is a scam to try to obtain your password. If you have received this message, please delete it immediately.