Documents scam (8/25/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victim into clicking on a link, which will subsequently steal his or her account information. Notice the generic information about the email and the non-VCU link; both are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: XXXXXX X XXXXXXds <xxxxxxxds2@vcu.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 11:48 AM
Subject: Documents
To:

Hello,

I am sending you this document through Google Share Application.

Log in with your email account to view it.

View Document» (malicious link to hxxp://mrbxxxx.com/gdocs/xxxxxx)

Have a great day!

Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of XXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXX
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies (XXXXXXXXX and XXXXXXXXXXX Department)
804-828-XXXX (Graduate Info- 804-828-XXXX)
XXXXXXXXX Hall XXXX (Graduate Director- XXXXXX XXXX)
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Update Scam (8/24/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently steal their credentials. Notice the non-VCU link, and generic language; both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

______________________________________

Copyright © 2015 · VCU.EDU Webmail General Maintenance and Verification: Your email

was selected for verification due to unusual activities that have been notice and some

previous changes in your account

CLICK HERE .to verify OR copy this link on your

http://wexxxxx-xxxxx-xxx-edu.bravesites.com/

And Kindly follow above instruction to update your information . Selected customers are

required to update their information to avoid termination or suspension of your account

permanently.

Thanks

Copyright © 2015 · VCU University.

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Mail server update scam (8/24/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which is intended to steal their credentials, notice the generic language and non-VCU link, all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

__________________________________

General Notice,

This is to inform you that there is a change and update in our mail server, all customers are required to

update their information to avoid termination or suspension of account .

To update you information   CLICK HERE.  OR cope the link http://webmail-xxxx-xxx-

my.bravesites.com/ and fill up the form. (1) Full Name. (2) Your VCU email (3) Your VCU

pasword (4) Verify Your VCU Pasword C

Kindly click above instruction to update your information, we will process your request once we

receive your information.

Thanks

Admin.

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Phishing scam with Word Document attempting to verify your account

This morning a phishing scam was sent with a word document attempting to get the recipient to download the attachment and click on the link. Please do NOT download any suspicious documents to your computer. The Contents of the document are malicious. Below are the contents of the Word Document:

WORD DOCUMENT

Copyright © 2015 · VCU.EDU   Webmail General Maintenance and Verification:   Your email

was selected for verification due to unusual activities that have been notice and some

previous changes in your account

CLICK HERE .to verify OR  copy this link on your browser

http://REDACTED.bravesites.com/

And  Kindly follow above instruction to update your information . Selected customers are

required to update their information to avoid termination or suspension of your account

permanently.

Thanks

Copyright © 2015 · VCU University.

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Mail server update scam (8/21/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link designed to steal the victims’ credentials. Notice the weird subject line, generic language, and the non-VCU link; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Cxxxxxxx Cxxxxxxxx <victim@mymail.vcu.edu>
Date: 20 August 2015 at 06:14
Subject: DD!!
To:
General Notice ,

This is to inform you that there is a change and update in our mail server, all customers are required to update their information to avoid termination or suspension of account .

To update you information CLICK HERE.

Kindly click above instruction to update your information, we will process your request once we receive your information.

Thanks
Admin.

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Notice! Scam (8/19/15)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal your credentials, note the generic language, non-VCU link, both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

From:        webmail maintenance <victim@mymail.vcu.edu>
To:        
Date:        08/16/2015 07:02 PM
Subject:        Notice!!


General Notice ,

This is to inform you that there is a change and update in our mail server, all customers are required to update their information to avoid termination or suspension of account .

To update you information   CLICK HERE

Kindly click above instruction to update your information, we will process your request once we receive your information.

Thanks
Admin.

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Blackboard Phishing scam (8/18/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link in order to steal their credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, non-VCU link, and generic language; all of which are tell-tale signs of a phishing scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

__________________________________________________

From: xxxxxx@virginia.edu
To:
Subj: Two Important Coursework from Faculty / Admin

Image result for blackboard logo

Dear user : xxxxxx@vcu.edu

You have two important course work on your blackboard area from your Faculty Administrator

Click the below URL to view your messages.

xxxxxxx@vcu.edu.blackBoard.com.edu/faculty/admin/dw92211 (Malicious link masked under text, removed)

Note : The link above will be inactive after 10 minutes when mail has been read.

Thanks

Blackboard ITS

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Emergency scam (8/12/15)

The following scam attempts to steal your credentials, notice the generic language, the fact it is asking for user name and password in the email, and the fact that the responses are to be sent to mail.com; all of which are tell tale signs of scams. Please delete this email if you received it.

_____________________________________________

From: Rocio Valdez Del Toro <valdezdeltorr@mymail.vcu.edu>
Date: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:40 AM
Subject: Emergency
To:

This is to notify all Faculty Members, Students and Staff on Mailbox Quota Cleanup, Reply with the below to clean up mailbox.
Required Details:

Webmail Login Link:
Email Address:
Username:
Password:

Failure to reply with the above details after receiving this message, Mailbox Sending/Receiving authentication will be disabled by webmaster.

ALL REPLY MUST BE SENT TO ON THIS EMAIL:webxxxxxxxxx@mail.com

Best Regards,
Webmaster helpdesk team.
©Copyright 2015 Microsoft.

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Mailbox validation scam (8/11/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link used to steal personal information. Notice the generic language, non-VCU link, both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Brandon Adams <adamsbd@mymail.vcu.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 7:25 PM
Subject:
To:

You will be unable to send OR receive new emails.validate your mailbox, CLICK HERE ​ (Malicious link redacted) to upgrade your Account
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Mail Server Update Scam (8/10/15)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal your credentials, note the generic language, non-VCU link, both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: “Desk Note!” <lemmonem@mymail.vcu.edu>
Date: August 10, 2015 at 2:50:40 AM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: VCU..

General Notice,

This is to inform you that there is a change and update in our mail server, all customers are required to update their information to avoid termination or suspension of account .

To update you information   CLICK HERE. (Malicious link redacted)

Kindly click above instruction to update your information, we will process your request once we receive your information.

Thanks
Admin.

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