Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Saturday, Mar 8, 2008. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Scam email from "WISC Team"

Posted: 19:00:00, Saturday, Mar 8, 2008   Expiration: 08:46:56, Friday, Mar 14, 2008  

An email from the "WISC Team" asking UW email users to reply with personal account information or risk account deletion is now circulating. This email is a phishing scam.

One variation of this email is reproduced below. Please do not respond to this email. Delete immediately.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: VERIFY YOUR WISC EMAIL ACCOUNT NOW
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 18:15:48 -0000 (GMT)
From: Admin Help Desk <adminhelp.desk@wisc.edu>
Reply-To: help.deskgroup1@gmail.com
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Dear WISC Email Account Owner,

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

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

CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY BELOW

Email Username : .......... .....
EMAIL 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 WISC!
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Thanks,
WISC Team
WISC.EDU BETA

-- DoIT Help Desk

Created: 16:30:11, Sunday, Mar 9, 2008 (by Weizhong W.)
Updated: 08:47:09, Friday, Mar 14, 2008 (by Weizhong W.)