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Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

Norton Subscription Scam (9/1/2021)

Fish, like Phishers, never sleep! Today we have a Norton Subscription Scam. The way this works is the phisher will email you a bill and list their scammer phone number. They want you to call their number. They will then try to gather additional information from you such as credit card information or personal information […]

Extortion Scam (9/1/2021)

My grandma always said, “Don’t believe everything you read”, and that is as relevant today when it concerns phishing emails! Today’s phisher is claiming to have hacked the user’s computer and is demanding money in order to not release sensitive videos and photos of the user to their family. Remember, scare tactics are a common […]

Geek Squad Subscription – SCAM – (7/20/2021)

The scammers are on the rise again! This time it is a Geek Squad Subscription. This scam involves sending you a subscription renewal notice from ‘Geek Squad’. The scammer wants to you call their phone number and provide sensitive information (e.g., credit card information, personal information, etc). There are a couple of identifiers that let […]

Important Updates – Spoofing Email Address (7/15/2021)

This is a clever phishing tactic. The phisher ‘spoofs’ your email address and sends you an email. From your perspective, you received an email from yourself. This helps build authenticity that your account has been hacked and now the phisher is demanding payment (in the form of bitcoin). Fortunately for you, your account is not […]

Barch, Anna shared “docx” with you. – Scam 5/14/21

Hello, please be aware that there is a scam email sent out to from acbarch@carlow[.]edu via Microsoft OneDrive. The email states that Dr. Rao is sharing a file with you via OneDrive. Please note that this is a scam, the sender is not Dr. Rao and the sender is not from the VCU community. If […]

Staff Update on Benefits// Update on Invoice Certification// Staff update on Benefit payments// Payments/Adjustments – SCAM

Hello, Please be aware that there is a phishing attack that has been sent out to the VCU community. The scam email is from Brianna.Porch@vcuhealth[.]org. With various subject lines: Staff Update on Benefits Update on Invoice Certification Staff Update on Benefit payments Payments/ Adjustments The email contains a link to a website that asks for […]

Retirement Consultation – Spam/Scam (4/27/21)

There is a group, NesGroup, that is offering 1-on-1 consultations for retirement accounts. Be aware, this group is NOT affiliated with VCU. We do not recommend contacting the group or using their services. You will find a copy of the email below:

NOT a Scam- Subscription Change Confirmation

Hello, there was an email that was sent out late Friday night from Virginia Dept. of Human Resource Management DHRM-comms@public.govdelivery.com. The email would have stated that you have been unsubscribed from an email list. Please be aware this is NOT a SCAM and is a vendor error. You may refer to the follow up email […]

Another Job Phishing Scam (4/14/2021)

Spring is in the air, and another job phishing scam is right around the corner. Although this time the scammer is using another EDU account. The scam is ‘the usual’. The scammer will offer you $500 a week for a minimal amount of work. The con: they will overpay you with a check and they […]

Job – Phishing Scam Impersonating support@vcu.edu (4/6/21)

There is a new job phishing scam going around. The phisher is spoofing a VCU email address – support@vcu.edu. They are enticing students with a job opportunity, but don’t be fooled! The scam always results in you sending the phisher money. A picture of the scam is below:

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