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Phishing attempt to watch out for
Posted by Matthew Austin on 29 January 2015 02:09 PM

There is another Email going around that purports to be from NWC's Email System.  This email is a scam, also known as a "Phishing" attempt and should be deleted.   Phishing e-mails pretend to be from a trusted entity (such as your bank, school, credit card company, etc) and ask for personal information such as passwords or credit card numbers.   

If you ever see an email that you find suspicious, feel free to forward the message to nwc's help desk at  We will gladly evaluate all suspicious emails and provide recommendations.  If you have fallen victim to such an attempt, the most important thing to do is to change your password immediately.  Following that, contact the helpdesk and we'll give further help. 

An example of the latest Phishing email is below:  

Welcome to Northwestern College Web Based Email System

Dear E-mail subscriber

We would like to inform you that we are currently carrying out scheduled maintenance and upgrade of our account service and as a result of this your accounts have to be upgraded.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

To maintain your account, you must reply to this email immediately and enter information below:

Failure to do this within 72 hours will immediately render your account deactivated from our database.
Thank you for using our Services!"WEB-MAIL SUPPORT (c) WEB-MAIL ACCOUNT ABN 31 088 377 860 All Rights Reserved.
E-Mail Account Upgrading Northwestern College Based EmailSystem,Frequently-2015


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Beware of phishing emails.
Posted by Matthew on 12 March 2013 02:02 PM

There is a new phishing email going around that looks to be from "Outlook"   The message reads, 


Dear Customer

Your account requires update.
Reason: Our database as been upgrade and your account is require to be activated on the new secure system.

Click below to activate and your personal data will be require during the activation.
Activate Here

Security Department 



This and other emails like it attempt to glean personal information (such as your login information) by tricking you into thinking it's coming from a reputable source.  DO NOT RESPOND to such emails.  If you have already responded, please immediatley change your password and contact the help desk for further instructions.  Northwestern College will NEVER ask you for your username or password via email!

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