Just got off the phone with a client who had forwarded me an email she got from the “SHAW WEBMAIL TEAM”…
Shaw.ca E-mail Notification
This message is from shaw.ca messaging center to all shaw.ca email account owners.
We are removing access to all our mail clients. Your email account will be upgraded to a new enhanced web mail user interface provided by shaw.ca.
Effective from the moment this email has been received and response received from you. shaw.ca will discontinue the use of our shaw.ca mail and our shaw.ca mail Lite interfaces.
To ensure your e-mail address book is saved in our database.
Please click the reply button and enter your shaw.ca
username here ( )
Password here ( )
City ( )
Country of Residence ( )
And send it back to us, which will enable us to transfer your contacts to our new Web mail client database.
All e-mails will be safe in this transition! All your old email will still be there and you will have new unread messages waiting for you.
We are confident that you will like the new and improved web mail interface.
Failure to comply with this notice immediately will remove your access from our shaw.ca database.
Thank you for using shaw.ca.
Shaw.ca Web-mail Services
I confirmed with my client that she should NEVER email her info to Shaw (or anyone else) who asks for it.
Shaw already HAS it, and wouldn’t need you to send it to them again.
(As a further tip off, the email reply address is in China… although a more professional hacker would be able to tweak that…)
But I just thought I would quickly write this, as a reminder, that you should NEVER give your password to ANYONE !!!
My wife would ask me to add: Not even to your spouse… (because they will mess with your Facebook and Twitter accounts)
Happy May Day !
PS I contacted Shaw Cable and they became aware of this first on Sunday.