Thursday, January 28, 2016

Don't Do It!

Yours truly received this email which appears to come from a UCLA address but is likely to be a dangerous fraud. If you receive it, do NOT click on any links. There are two in the message. Delete the email. (Although there are some individuals in the UCLA directory with the name given in the email, none appear to be connected with Nursing.

From: (name)
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:59 AM
To: (name) (Nursing MICU)
Subject: set up your filter preference.
Dear User,
We are checking incoming email to try to determine if it is spam. please Use our "My Email Options" to set up filter preferences to move them out of your Inbox into a new "SPAM" folder. No automated technique can determine with 100% accuracy if a message is spam. Check your "SPAM" folder regularly for legitimate messages that were incorrectly marked as spam, but with this set up all legitimate email will be sent to your inbox. as well as to delete the actual spam. You can also set up a list of email addresses to be ignored by the spam filter.

Apart from the name problem - I have omitted the name used above - "© ADMIN TEAM 2016" is another earmark of fraud.

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