Financial Aid On Hold, Action Required – SCAM – 1/24/2020

This email was sent out to a large number of students on 1/24/2020. The phishers compromised another university’s email account and sent out an email impersonating a Financial Aid Officer. The phishers were harvesting user credentials (username & passwords), on a website that looked like the VCU Login Page.


From: Levi Smith <smitlevi@mail[.]gvsu[.]edu>
Date: January 24, 2020 at 5:27:52 PM EST
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Financial Aid On Hold – Action Required

This is a reminder that your financial aid is on hold until all of your documents have been received and processed by our office. Please log in to your maliciouswebsite.com account to complete the requested information. Submit all required items by January 25 in order to have your file complete before the first fall disbursement. If you believe you have completed all requirements but are still getting this reminder email, please log into your Financial Aid Account at the link above and click the submit button.

Sincerely,
Financial Aid & Scholarship Office
Virginia Commonwealth University
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