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Sigh. - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Sigh.
More people fall for this than I find comfortable. Even given that the reply-to address goes to a hotmail.uk address. ("IS&T will never ask for your password. We'll especially never ask you to email it, and we'll especially *especially* never ask you to email it to a hotmail.uk address!") Still, 90% of the people who contact my office are saying "this isn't real, right?" instead of "here's my password, please don't delete me" or "I'm not sure what you mean by the password for this mailing list."



Verify Your Mit Account Now

Dear Mit Account Owner,

 This message is from Mit messaging center to all Mit email account owners. We are currently 
upgrading our data base and e-mail account center. We are deleting all Mit 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 Mit!  
Warning Code:VX2G99AAJ

Thanks, Mit Team 
Mit.edu BETA 

Current Mood: grumpy grumpy

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kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: January 28th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
But, but -- it has a Warning Code! With letters and numbers! It MUST be real!
algorithmancy From: algorithmancy Date: January 29th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure hackers and phishers consider MIT to be worth bonus points.
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