Phishing Examples

The University (and other reputable institutions) will not ask for personal or password information in unsolicited e-mail messages, so you should NEVER respond to them nor click on any links in the message, no matter how real they appear to be. You can hover your cursor over a link (don't click!) to reveal the actual link. In a phishing scam this often will be a URL which you won't recognize and different from what is visible. If the message contains broken English and grammatical errors that is also a telltale sign of phishing.

Knowing what to look for will help you identify a phishing scam; however, if you have any doubt at all about the validity of the message, call a contact number for the organization obtained from verifiable paper correspondence or from the telephone book. Is it phishing or legitimate? Take the SonicWALL Phishing IQ test.

Some examples of recent phishing scams that have targeted Binghamton University accounts appear below.

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Dear account user,

We hereby announce to you that your e-mail account has exceeded its
storage limit. You will not be able to send and receive mails and your
e-mail account will be deleted from our server. To avoid this problem,
you are advised to verify your e-mail account by clicking on the link below.

Click here

Thank you.

Binghamton University Management Team.


Subject: Ticket Support

Welcome to Health Center


You have been successfully registered in our Ticketing System

Please, login and check status of your ticket, or report new ticket here

See all tickets      View profile

If you have any questions, or if you believe that you have received this in error please contact us.

Thank you for contacting us!


Subject: Updated Information

Message Body:


The following information for your ID employee-e-mailaddress was updated on 12/14/2012: Date of birth, Security question and answer.

If these changes were made in error, or if you believe an unauthorized person accessed your account, please reset your account password immediately.

This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this e-mail. If you need additional help, visit our Support Center.

Customer Support


Dear Binghamton mail user,

We are currently carrying out a maintenance process to our server account. We request that all Binghamton e-mail users upgrade their account. This process will help us to fight against spam mails and improve on our services. Please click on this link to upgrade your account. Failure to upgrade might render your mail box in-active after successive upgrading to a more secured server within 7 day.

Thanks for complying.


Your mailbox is currently running 99.7% of its Quota limit of 100%. You cannot send or receive e-mail until you have updated your mailbox account. To update your mailbox account, Click Here

Failure to validate your account may result to loss of important information in your mailbox or cause limited access to it We are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience this might cause you; we tend to serve you better.

Thanks for your co-operation.


You have reached the storage limit on your mailbox.

You will not be able to send or receive new mail until you click the below
link to fill the e-mail
account form.

Technical Support Team


Your mailbox has 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 mail until you re-validate your mailbox. To re-validate your mailbox please click this link

System Administrator


Dear Customer,

Your Binghamton University State University of New York ( E-mail account would be suspended in a short-while.

It has come to our notice that your e-mail has been sending too many spam messages,therefore your spam quota has become full.

To enable us in clearing your spam quota,you would have to re-confirm your e-mail account information by clicking following the reference below.

Binghamton University State University of New York E-mail Service.


Attn. Webmail Users,

Account Upgrade/Maintenance All Webmail Accounts

We regret to announce to you that we will be making some vital maintenance on our Webmail account. During this process you may encounter login problems in signing into your account, but to prevent this you will be required to confirm your account immediately you receive this notification.

To confirm and to keep your Webmail account active during and after this process, please reply to this message with the below account information's. Failure to do this may result to a permanent deactivation of your webmail account from our database to enable us create more spaces for up coming subscribers.

To prevent your account from being terminated, you will have to update
it by providing the informations requested below:

E-mail Username : ...............
E-mail Password : ...............

Your Webmail account shall remain active after we have successfully confirmed and upgraded your account.

Thank you for your swift response to this notification we apologize for any inconveniences.

Webmail Technical Support

Copyright 2011 - Webmail Communciations - All Rights Reserved.


Dear Binghamton mail - User,

You have almost exceeded your webmail storage quota. To avoid account
deletion, please click on the link below

If you have already verified your mail you may do so again but if you
have not this is the final warning. Please endeavor to respond within
the next 48 hours to prevent your account from deletion.

These measures are part of our security policies and we sincerely
apologize for any inconveniences caused.

Best wishes,
Binghamton mail – Team


Dear E-mail user,
This message is from Administration centre Maintenance Policy verified that your mailbox exceeds its limit, you will be unable to receive new e-mail, To re-set your SPACE on our database prior to maintain your INBOX, you must click the link below.

Click Here:

(If the link above does not appear clickable or does not open a browser window when you click it, copy it and paste it into your web browser's Location bar.)

Thank you for your cooperation.

Admin Help Desk


Dear BINGHAMTON Webmail Subscriber

This mail is to inform all our {BINGHAMTON} webmail users that we will be maintaining and upgrading our website in a couple of days from now.As a Subscriber you are required to send us your E-mail account details to enable us know if you are still making use of your mailbox. Be informed that we will be deleting all mail account that is not functioning to enable us create more space for new subscribers, You are to send your mail account details which are as follows:

*User Name:

Failure to do this will immediately render your e-mail address deactivated from our database.

Thank you for using BINGHAMTON


Dear E-mail Account Owner,

This message is from messaging center to all e-mail account owners. We are currently upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all unused e-mail accounts to create more space for new accounts.

To prevent your account from being closed, you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a present used account.


E-mail Username : .......... .....
E-MAIL Password : ................
Date of Birth : .................
Country or Territory : ..........

Warning!!! Account owner that refuses to update his or her account within Seven days of receiving this warning will lose his or her account permanently.

Thank you for using
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ Team

Last Updated: 8/13/14