Below is a collection of real-life hoax email examples that ITSC has acted upon and notes on what gives them away as email scams.

Email Scam (Nov 11, 2015): "(no subject)"

From: "年联合国际学院(UIC)" <solangeleonardi@campolimpopaulista.sp.gov.br>;
Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:22:54 PM
Subject: (no subject)
我们想告诉你,我们进行定期维护和提升我们的网络邮件服务,并为这一个HTK4S病毒的结果已在您的帐户文件夹被检测到,您的帐户也升级 到了新的F-Secure的HTK4S抗-virus/防垃圾邮件2015年的版本,以防止损坏您的重要文件。填写下面的列和退还或您的 电子邮件帐户将暂时从我们的服务暂停。用户名:...................
密码:.................
重新确认密码...............
电话号码:...................
如果不这样做24小时内就会立刻呈现您的电子邮件帐户从我们的数据库停用。                                  
 版权所有©2015年联合国际学院(UIC)
(三)网络保留所有权利。

Email Scam (Sep 21, 2015): "(Urgent)Increase Your mailbox quota data allowance"

From: UIC@uic.edu.hk

To: Recipients@uic.edu.hk

Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 7:18:29 PM

Subject: [SPAM](Urgent)Increase Your mailbox quota data allowance

Dear user,

Your account has used approximately 90% of your quota data allowance for your mailbox.  Your mailbox quota data allowance need to be increase to 10.00 GB, because in less than 48 hours your account will be disable from the network database on web server. Take seconds to increase your email quota limit in a timely manner and continue to use your email account service.

Click here and enter into the secure UIC support web client increase portal quota path volume with your user name and password to re-validate and increase the mailbox quota limit to 10.00 GB as needed.

Note: This message has been sent by a notification Server system only. Please do not reply. The server reports that it is from UIC client.

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

UIC Administrator.

United International College(UIC)

http://uic.edu.hk/en

Copyright © 2015 UIC | All rights reserved.

Email Scam (Sep 11, 2015): "郵箱警告警報"

From: webmasters@uic.edu.hk

Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:11:49 PM

Subject: 郵箱警告警報

您的郵箱已超出存儲限制是 1 GB,由管理員定義,運行在 99.8 千百萬位元組,您不能發送或從 13 9 月 2015 年直到你重新驗證您的郵箱收到新的消息。

要更新郵箱,

(   點擊這裡   )要驗證您的電子郵件帳戶。

Web 郵件系統管理員!警告!!!拒絕升級和接收此警告的 24 小時內保持他或她的帳戶的電子郵件帳戶擁有者可能會永久失去他或她的帳戶

警告!保護您的隱私。登出時你正在做和完全退出您的瀏覽器。