October 22, 2009 (Issue 448)
Merit Email Scam: An
email scam has been brought to our attention by Merit Network, our SOS
Election Email System provider. Some Merit email users
recently received an email requesting that you provide Merit with your
username and password. The subject of the email message was "UPGRADE YOUR
EMAIL ACCOUNT." While the Merit spam/virus filter should have blocked the
majority of these messages from getting through, some jurisdictions
received this communication. If you receive this email, please disregard it
and delete it immediately.
As a matter of
policy, Merit never sends out broadcast messages asking users to upgrade their
accounts by providing usernames or passwords.
Please contact the QVF Help Desk at