SCAM: Help Desk message

Many members of the Washington and Lee community received a fraudulent message from “HELP DESK” urging them to provide their username and password to avoid deletion of their account. Please ignore such messages. Faculty and staff are encouraged to forward them as attachments to If you’re not sure about the authenticity of a message, please contact the Information Desk (540-458-4357 or

Here is an excerpt of the fraudulent message:


You are required to provide your  username and password to upgrade to the
new 500MB of space or your account will be deleted from our database
within the next 48 hours.

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