Month: January 2019

INFO, scam (1/31/2019)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is sending phishing emails from another EDU domain, which they presumably have stolen. You can tell this is a scam email because the email address is not from VCU and is not a service account. If you were to hover over the link you would see […]

Hi Victim, Scam (1/25/2019)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as the victim’s boss. The scammer asks if the victim can do them a favor, which is to have the victim purchase gift cards and send that information over to the scammer. If you have received this email please delete it and do not […]

VCU Account Update Scam (1/22/19)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link and supplying their login information. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address and generic language; both of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it. __________________________________________ From: Microsoft [xxxxxxx@education.wisc.edu] Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 9:16 AM Subject: [EXTERNAL] […]

VCU Account Update Scam (1/18/19)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempts to trick its victims into providing their passwords. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, generic language, masked non-VCU link; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it. ____________________________________ From: Lively, Susan […]

“Are you available” scam (1/17/19)

The following scam is intended to trick its victims into communicating with the scammer; who will subsequently attempt to ask the victims into buying gift cards, wiring money, or perform other types of financial transactions. Notice the non-VCU email address, generic language, and abnormal request; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete […]

REQUEST/GIFT/CARDS/TODAY, scam (1/17/19)

The following is a scam in which the scammer has posed as the victim’s boss. The scam is asking the victim to purchase a couple of Google Play Gift cards. This is a scam, do not trust anyone asking you to buy gift cards. You can also look at the email address, it is actually […]

Purchase scam (1/11/19)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into responding to the scammer, where the scammer will then issue additional instructions to commit fraud; such as wire transfer, bank account change, or fraudulent purchases. The scammer usually pretends to be a senior employee and asks the recipient to do something on his or her behalf. […]

Google Docs, Scam (1/10/19)

The following is an email scam in which the scammer is posing as someone the victim knows and has some documents for the victim to view. If clicked upon, the link contains a phishing site which will be used to steal the victim’s credentials. You can tell this is a scam because, the scammer is […]

Important Document Scam (1/9/19)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently download malicious software on the victims’ computers. Notice the generic message and hidden link that goes to a malicious website. Please ignore and delete this message if you received it. ______________________________________ From: XXXXX XXXX <xxxxx.xxxxx@vcuhealth.org> Date: Tue, Jan 8, 2019 at […]

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