Alert: Phishing Attempt

Subject:                     Alert:  Phishing Attempt

Who it affects:         All SJC Employees


You may receive phone calls, emails or texts that are scams.

Please treat any unsolicited phone calls or emails with skepticism.  When in doubt call the Help Desk.

The phishing scam currently received by the College is as follows:

From: Microsoft Team [LINK REMOVED]

Sent: Friday, October 09, 2015 8:59 AM
To: Microsoft Team
Subject: Windows User Alert

Windows Support Centre 

One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052


Dear User,

Someone recently tried to use an application to sign in to your Windows Computer. We have found suspicious login attempt on your windows computer through an unknown source. When our security officers investigated, it was found out that someone from foreign I.P Address was trying to make a prohibited connection on your network which can corrupt your windows license key.

Please review the details of the sign-in attempt. Last log in attempt on your I.P address:

Oct 09th, 2015 05:15 A.M GMT

Location: Bayelsa , Nigeria

I.P Address :

If you don’t recognize this sign-in attempt, Someone else might be trying to access your Network.

Please contact Microsoft Security Centre and report to us immediately Call Toll Free: 1-800-708-3081

or substitute you can also visit the Website: LINK REMOVED and fill out the consumer complaint form.

Once you call, please provide your Reference no: AZ-4245 in order for technicians to assist you better.

Our Microsoft certified technician will provide you the best resolution. You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Windows Device

Once again thank You for being a valued customer!

Thank you,

Microsoft Team

Accounts Advocate

Ricky Smith  

Ext : 2214



We will never ask for your username and password details in an e-mail or by phone.

It is also a violation of the College’s IT security policy to surrender your username and password details in this manner.

Cybercriminals will use your account details to take control of your e-mail account or computer system in order to gain information.  Do not provide any personal information.

Please stay alert and aware. We will send announcements anytime an attempt is received.

If you receive other suspicious e-mails or calls that we have not addressed, please contact Tech Support.

Our contact information is:

On-Campus: ext. 6137

Off-Campus: 281-998-6137

Thank you for your help.

Date Announced:  Friday October 9th, 2015


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