Did you attempt to log into my Facebook by accident? Scam (9/17/18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is trying to trick the victim into logging into a clone Facebook page. If the credentials are entered then the scammer will have control of the victim’s facebook.

You can tell this is a scam based on the email address used and the non-facebook link in the email body. If you have received an email like this please delete it.
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From: PMO sue.collins@richmondrep.us
Date: Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 8:27 AM
Subject: Did you attempt to log into my facebook by accident?
To: victim@vcu.edu

Was this you …..?

We have detected an unauthorized login attempt. 10 or more incorrect passwords in a row were attempted. Please log int to veify any changes.

162.209.3.163:80/InvalidAttempt

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Extortion scam (9/5/2018)

The following scam attempts to extort its victim by claiming that the scammer has compromising videos of the victim. Scams like this are becoming widely used by scammers to trick their victims into paying money. If you received an email like this, then please discard it.

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From: ligitame1973@zipmail.com.br <ligitame1973@zipmail.com.br>
Date: Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 8:01 PM
Subject: XXXXXX, We know what you did this summer
To:

Hi, my dear friend.

There is a specific porno website that you have surfed just a while ago.

Keep your cool though! You are not the first one to get into this clusterxxxx, but still there are chances for recovery.

When you have navigated to the web page, your browser downloaded the trojan. It is lame, I know…

The virus documents all that you complete on your computer and saves the cookies of web sites that you navigate to.

But the most principal part is that our trojan switches on your webcam and gets all your connections from your mail. Yes, we’ve got access to your online mail and all of your social media. It is already done! Truth is, I got my hands on a recording, where you are clearly seen without your clothes and xxxxxx xxx.

If you would like this data to remain in secret, and do not want me to share it with your siblings, buds, fellow workers, on mainstream sites and publications, or on the WWW in general, then there is a way out.

Here is the bitcoin address 1JpPvcvgVzy4Y88bYiaQ5YXaqe3NyFpBvh – you must transfer 600 usd sum.

Once I confirm the remittance of BTC, I will erase the specified stuff, and I will not pester you again.

Unless I pick up the specified sum in a period of 24 hrs starting from now, I will hand out your vulgar recordings to your folks, acquaintances, and fellow workers.

Additionally, I will fabricate a meme out of your videos, and will circulate it on social media with your face on it.

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2018 Cyber Threat, Scam (9/5/2018)

The following is a sextortion scam in which the scammer is claiming they have footage of the victim view some adult material. This is a common scam in which the scammer hopes the victim will be shamed into sending them money, otherwise the scammer will leak the video to all of the victim’s friends.

The scammer does not have a video of the victim and is hoping the victim will be too embarrassed and just send over money to save themselves. The best course of action is to ignore and delete the email.

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From: cchoi1951@zipmail.com.br
Date: Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 1:02 PM
Subject: Victim, 2018 Cyber Threat
To: victim@vcu.edu

Good day, mate.

There is a certain erotic web page that you have checked out just a while ago.

Kick back though! You are not the first one to get into this tricky situation, but still you can recover from it.

When you have visited the website, your browser saved the trojan. It is disheartening, I know…

The trojan records every little thing that you perform on your PC and saves the cookies of web pages that you browse.

But the most chief part is that our malware activates your webcam and gets all your friends list from your email. Yes, we’ve got access to your email and all of your social profiles. There is no way out! As a matter of fact, I got hold of a video, where you are clearly seen naked and masturbating.

If you wish this video to remain classified, and do not want me to share it with your relatives, friends, fellow workers, on known websites and posts, or on the World Wide Web in general, then there is a chance that we can work it out.

Here is my bitcoin address [Redacted] – you have to pay 700 dollars amount.

Once I check the remittance of bitcoin, I will wipe out the mentioned data, and I will not extort you ever again.

Unless I get the designated sum within 24 hours starting from the moment you read these lines, I will deliver your vulgar videos to your family, companions, and colleagues.

Furthermore, I will compose a meme out of your recordings, and will populate it on social networks with your face on it.

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[Empty Subject], Scam 9/4/2018

The following is a scam in which the scammer is attempting to establish communication with the victim. Once the victim reaches back out to the scammer, the scammer will request information from the victim which will be used to impersonate the victim down the line.

If you see this email or one like it, please delete the email.
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From: Danny tate [dantate190@gmail.com]
Date: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 7:27 AM
Subject:
To: victim@vcu.edu


Hii…

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Windows Security Service, Scam (8-29-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as Microsoft Tech support. In this scam, the scammer states that they caught an unusual connection to the victim’s account. The scammer would then pose as Tech support to assist the user in recovering their account. In process of “recovering” the account, the scammers will either take money as a payment for services or steal user information so that the account could actually be hacked down the line.

You can tell this is a scam based on the email address used, it is not from Microsoft and even misspell’s “suport”. You can also tell this is a scam based on the many errors in the text, it has a ton of grammatical errors that a non-native English speaker would make. ‘

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Microsoft Support mssuport74675@gmail.com
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:37 AM
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Windows Security Service

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Extortion scam 8-27-2018

The following scam attempts to extort money from its victims by claiming that the scammer has compromising footage of its victims captured through a hacked web cam. The scammers will typically request the victims to pay a certain amount of money to the scammer via bitcoin or the scammers will release the compromising footage. Please be aware that these emails are new forms of extortion scams aimed to scare the victim into paying a ransom to the scammer. In reality, the scammer does not have any footage of the victim. To ensure your online privacy, it is always advisable to keep a good computer hygiene, avoid unknown and unsafe websites, and use a webcam cover over your webcams to add another layer of privacy. If you received this scam, then please delete it.

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From: Kennedy Howard <crg@www.smt-all.com”@cpanel03wh.bkk1.cloud.z.com>

To:

Subject: I don’t know whenever you going to like it or not, but you should read it for sure

 

Hi there <Victim name>,

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Payment scam (8/24/18)

The following scam attempts to trick the victim into contacting the scammer in order to make a payment. These targeted scams are usually sent to a few people in the environment in hopes of stealing money from the organization. In this case, the scammer spoofed the email address of the senior administrator in VCU and pretended to issue a payment request. The sense of urgency is a tell tale sign of the scam. If you receive these types of messages, it is best to confirm with the requester via phone or an alternative communication mechanism before processing any payments.

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From: XXXXXX XXXXX<xxxxxxxxx@vcu.edu>
Date: Fri, Aug 24, 2018 at 11:25 AM
Subject: Needed Urgently.
To:

Hello YYYYYY,

I need you to take care of an urgent payment, let me know your availability so i can forward the details to initiate the payment to reach the recipient’s account today.

Thanks,

XXXXXX XXXXXX
A VCU Senior Administrator (Actual title redacted)

Sent from my iPhone

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US F. G. G. Fund Program!!!!!, Scam 8-20-18

The following is a scam in which the scammer is claiming the victim has won some money, in this case $25,000. In this scam, the scammer will ask for personal information to confirm the victim’s identity. After obtaining this information, the scammer will use it to impersonate the victim.

Some signs that this is a scam are the lack of business email, the address used is a gmail account. The email does not have sufficient information about who or what the F.G.G program is. There are also grammar errors throughout the entire email which are clear signs that this is a non- native English speaker writing the email.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Linda Blair [lindablair3232@gmail.com]
Date: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: US F. G. G Fund Program!!!!!
To: Victim victim@vcu.edu>

Hello Victim, your profile name appeared and still available on the beneficiary list here and your money is still available for claiming. We are very happy to inform you that your name appear on the beneficiary list of CHARITY FUNDS commission help promotional and we are giving you the total sum of $25,000 USD (Twenty five thousand united state dollars)
Your name was selected by federal government and i’m a charity funds commission manager that is in charge of all beneficiary screen name that they
pick as a winner of the Program ballot. The promotion was made to make all people in the state benefit from the gain.

Thanks

F. G. G FUND PROGRAM

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URGENT NOTIFICATION FROM (FBI OFFICE), Scam 8/20/18

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as the FBI. The scammer states that there is a payment waiting for the victim, in this case, 30.5 M USD.

Some signs that this is a scam are the email addresses and the poor grammar used with spelling errors. Notice that the email name is office office and from an gmail account. If the FBI was to reach out to you they would used an fbi.org account. Also understand that if an email sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: office office [officeinternational46@gmail.com]
Date: Fri, Aug 17, 2018, 8:49 PM
Subject: URGENT NOTIFICATION FROM (FBI OFFICE)
To:

PAYMENT NOTIFICATION

We the justice dept Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI had discovered
through our Intel analysis and intelligence gatherings, an approved
sum of USD30.5M in your name, And this fund cannot be released until
you provide a legal documents for proper certification and clean bill
of records

To certify the legitimacy of this fund US30.5 million Dollars, You are
requested to present Fund Identification Record Certificate and DIST
certificate of this
transfer of(US30.5m), They used what we know as a “secret diplomatic
transit payment” (S.T.D.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer in
your name, but this means of transfer can not be sustained or reflect
into an account as this was a wrong method of fund transfer because
the FBI FUND IDENTIFICATION RECORD AND DIST CERTIFICATE is not
provided to proving the legitimacy and source of the fund you are
about to receive

Therefore in order to receive your payment and have clean bill of
record with our commission without having any problem, Make a swift
arrangement to Secure fbi fund identification record and diplomatic
seal of transfer certificate, alongside drug clearance certificate
quoting the reference file no of FBI, FBI.ESX-CODE12/17 to the
authorities concerned, contact us back to direct you where you will
obtain the mentioned documents if you do not have them, because those
documents are only proof we need now to allow such huge sum to be
released in your name as programmed.

Thanks for your prompt response and understanding

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All Department Employees are eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness, Scam (8-9-18)

There is a scam circulating around campus about loan forgiveness. This is a scam in which the scammer is posing as the university offering loan forgiveness. The scammer is using Employee Benefits are their name, but using reducemyloan@aol.com or studentloanadvisor@aol.com as the email. Since the email did not come from a VCU Service account this is a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.

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From: Employee Benefits [studentloanadvisor@aol.com]
Date: Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:09 PM
Subject: Fwd: Athletic Department employees are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness
To: victim@vcu.edu

Trump’s budget could end public service loan forgiveness for school employees

We specialize in helping nonprofit, public school & government employees to qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. We also help to lower payments, and provide default relief. We encourage all eligible Athletic Department staff to enroll in this program while it is still available.

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created this program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work in public service jobs. Eligible borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans after they have made 120 income driven payments on those loans while employed full time as public service employees.

We have assisted employees of YMCA, YWCA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, United Way, Salvation Army, The US Departments of Justice, Commerce, Transportation and Defense, Miami Dade schools, the Colorado District Attorneys Office, and the LA Public Defenders Office.

We would be happy to research your loan status. We do not charge a fee to help you determine your best repayment options. Please pass along this message to anyone who we may be able to assist.

David Wenke
Independent Enrollment Counselor for
the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
954-588-5990 7 days

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