Month: November 2018

Upcoming Conference: December/2018, Scam (11-29-2018)

The following is an scam in which the scammer is claiming to have some communications about an upcoming conference. The email states that there is a PDF of the conference details that the victim can inspect. The alleged PDF is hidden behind a link. If the link is clicked the victim will be presented with […]

Document awaiting signature scam (11/27/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victim into clicking on a link to download an “HR Update form”, notice the unknown sender’s email address, masked link, and generic statement; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it. ______________________________________ From: HR Admin <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxcoupon.com> Date: Mon, Nov 26, […]

[EXTERNAL] REMITTANCE ADVICE

The following is a scam email in which the scammer is posing as a payment system. The scammer’s email looks like a payment to the victim, the victim just needs to click on the link to confirm the payments to their account. This is a scam! Once the link is clicked the scammer will steal […]

Package from embassy scam call (11/20/18)

We have recently been notified of a scam call where the caller claims to be from a foreign embassy and claims to have a package for the victim. The caller then demands the victim to provide some information or money to avoid getting in trouble with the foreign embassy. Regardless of who the caller claims […]

Document scam (11/20/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Note the unknown sender’s email address, sense of urgency, and the masked link; all of these are signs of a phishing scam. Please delete this email if you received it. ______________________________________ From: jim_meta <jim_meta@olsd.us> Date: November 20, 2018 at 8:37:54 AM EST To: Undisclosed […]

Chick-fil-a gift, Scam (11/13/2018)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as a VCU entity and rewarding employee’s for good performance. The scammer is giving out Chick-fil-a gift cards. The victim will click the link and have their information stolen. You can tell this is a scam because the email is not from a VCU […]

Purchase Request Scam (11/7/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into replying to this email and buy gift cards for the scammer. The scammer in this case pretends to be an senior employee in the university making this request. If you examine the email closely, you will notice the sender’s email address is not a @vcu.edu address […]

Flower Delivery, Phone Scam (11-7-19)

There has been reports of a phone scam making the rounds. Please be aware that while, most scams occur over email, they still can occur via phone. In this scam, the victim will receive a phone call from a flower company and they will claim that they have a delivery for you. The company will […]

W2 Paperless, Scam (11/5/18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is impersonating a VCU employee. The scammer is hoping to convince the victim that they need to view their W2 form, which can be viewed from the link. The link is not legitimate and this is a scam. You can tell it is a scam because […]

Please Sign ASAP!, Scam (11-2-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is attempting to trick the victim into clicking a link. Upon clicking the link, the scammer will be able to steal credentials and other PII from the victim. This scam can be spotted because of the email address used, the name of the email signature seems […]

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