Email Phishing Attempt Going Around Campus

We’ve received numerous reports that this email that was going around campus last month has resurfaced.  The unfortunate part of this email is that when another site gets infected, this time a K-12 school in Kansas, we start seeing them again.  If you receive the email that is referenced below, please delete it.  And do not click on the link.  If by some chance that you have already clicked the link, please immediately change your password.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 – 8:46 am

We have been receiving a number of reports regarding a phishing email with the subject line “Quota/storage upgrade option” which contains the following text.


To ensure quick, responsive e-mail services in the school webmail system, it is important to establish limits on the volume of data each user may store on our email system. The volume of e-mail you are storing on the Central e-mail server system has almost exceed your normal space allocation. In order to avoid imminent data loss you need to request for more storage space on your webmail account, simply click here to submit request.

IT Helpdesk


This email is an attempt to acquire your login and password information and is not from Purdue University Calumet.

Do not click on the link.

Please remember that Purdue University Calumet will *never* ask for your password under any circumstances.

If you receive one of these emails, please permanently delete it from your mailbox by holding the shift key and pressing the delete key.

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact James Pardonek, Assistant Director for Information Security and Assurance at (219)989-2745 or send an email to