Wondering if you are being Phished or if it is Authentic?

posted Nov 6, 2012, 9:26 AM by Ken Gribble   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:22 PM ]
Fishing Hook
Jackie Simmons reminds us that there's a new campus site, the Registry of authentic messages
 that will help with determining the authenticity of emails that appear to be coming from campus. This registry lists UC or campus email messages that might resemble phishing, but are authentic. The IT Express Computing Services Help Desk does not post messages to the Registry of authentic messages site until it has confirmed that the message is genuine.

When in doubt, check the Registry of authentic messages!

See Jackie's reminder below, with a fine example of a real phishing attempt:

From: Jackie Simmons 

Another Example of a Phishing Attempt!

There is a new site for checking whether email is 'authentic'.  Actual notices will be posted here.  http://security.ucdavis.edu/authentic.html

When phishing email like this arrives, please forward email and comments to ithelp@ucdavis.edu .


Begin forwarded message:

-----Original Message-----
From: UC Davis Support Team [mailto:supports@ucdavis.edu
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 7:20 AM
To: Recipients
Subject: Admin Notice(Warning)


Your mailbox has exceeded the set quota limit. You may not be able to send or receive new mails effect from on the 9th of November 2012, until you upgrade/increase your mailbox quota limit.

Click the following link: http://upgradequota.net.ms/ and input the vital information to increase your quota limit.

Failure to increase your quota limit within the next 72hrs may result to loss of important information on your mailbox or cause restricted access to it.

Thank you for your co-operation.

UC Davis Support Team.
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616-5270
Copyright (C) 2012 System Administrator.