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Phishing Attempt: [UH dept website] Dmca Copyright Violation Notification (Jun 17 11:31 am)

A phishing attempt has been reported supposedly from the University of Hawaii. Please do NOT reply to the email or click on the link. Do NOT submit your personal information. The University of Hawaii will NEVER ask for your UH username and password in an email message. See: http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/898 for reporting a new/suspicious email targeting UH usernames.
 
Sample message:
 
 
Hi! My name is [name].
 
Your website or a website that your organization hosts is violating the copyright protected images owned by myself.
 
Check out this document with the hyperlinks to my images you used at [UH dept website] and my earlier publication to find the evidence of my copyrights. Download it now and check this out for yourself: [link removed]
 
I do think that you willfully violated my legal rights under 17 USC Section 101 et seq. and could possibly be liable for statutory damages as high as $120,000 as set forth in Section 504 (c)(2) of the Digital millennium copyright act (”DMCA”) therein.
 
This message is official notice. I demand the elimination of the infringing materials described above. Please take note as a company, the Dmca requires you, to eliminate or/and disable access to the copyrighted materials upon receipt of this particular letter. If you don\'t stop the use of the aforementioned infringing content a law suit will likely be commenced against you.
 
I have a strong faith belief that utilization of the copyrighted materials described above as presumably infringing is not authorized by the legal copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
 
I declare, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this message is correct and that I am the legal copyright proprietor or am certified to act on behalf of the proprietor of an exclusive and legal right that is presumably infringed.
 
Sincerely,
[name] [date]
 
You can reply to [name] at the following address: [email address removed]