• Phishing Alert: Outlook Webmail Update Scam

    Roosevelt Union Free School District Computing Services (RUFSDCS)is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims Webmail has been improved and you need to click on a link to update your email. The email Subject line is typically "IT Service Help Desk."

    The following is a sample of the recent fraudulent email. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), delete it without replying, opening any attachments, or clicking on any links within the email.


    Subject: IT Service Help Desk.

    To All Employees\Staff,  

    Take note of this important update that our new web mail has been improved with a new messaging system from Owa/outlook which also include faster usage on email, shared calendar, web-documents and the new 2016 anti-spam version.  

    Kindly use the link below to complete your 2016 Outlook Webmail User authentication form.

    CLICK on Outlook Web Access (link removed) to update immediately.

     ITS help desk
    Microsoft All right Reserved.


    The link in the phishing email directs readers to a malicious Web page that looks similar to the page shown below. The page attempts to collect your username, password, and domain.

    RUFSDCS strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.