Information update scam (2/12/2016)

The following email scam attempts to steal your credentials. Notice the generic language, non-VCU website, poor grammar and spelling; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete this scam if you received it.

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From: “VCU SERVICE” <alsxxxxxxx@mymail.vcu.edu>
Date: Feb 12, 2016 7:54 AM
Subject: VCU.
To:
Cc:

 

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   CLICKHERE. OR copy this link pest it on your

browser bar http://xxxxxxxx.jimdo.com/

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

once we receive your information.

Thanks

Admin.

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Login VCU scam (2/11/16)

The following scam is intended to steal your credentials. Notice the non-VCU email address, non-VCU link, and poor spelling and grammar; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: VCU – helpIT Center <mmayo@kean.edu>
Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 8:13 AM
Subject: Dear VCU Accouunt User,
To:

Dear VCU Accouunt User,

You have exceeded your (VCU) email quota, Click on the link below to
re-validate your VCU Email account.

http://xxxxxxxx.jimdo.com/

Thanks,

helpIT Center | VCU Technology Services

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Dropbox File Notification Scam (02/11/16)

The following scam intends to trick its recipients into clicking on a malicious link and steal their credentials.
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From: amad rafie <amadreza@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 1:03 PM
Subject: Ahmad shared a file with you via Dropbox
To:
Ahmad Rafie use Dropbox to share some files with you,
We need to verify your email address to be sure document is been viewed by You!

Verify your email
NOTE : You are accessing a highly secured important Document.

Thanks!
– The Dropbox Team

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Emergency Contact Scam (2/3/2016)

The following scam attempts to trick you into providing your login credentials . Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, and the 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: “Virginia Commonwealth University” <matynia@newschool.edu>
Date: 3 Feb 2016 12:11
Subject: Please verify your Emergency Contact Information
To:
Cc:

Please verify your Address and Emergency Contact Information

Virginia Commonwealth University is required to maintain updated address and emergency contact information for all students and faculty/staff.

This information is maintained for your benefit so that University Officials will be able to contact you or someone on your behalf in the event of an emergency situation.

Please take a moment now to review your personal and emergency contact information using the link “Verify/Update Address (Non-VCU link redacted)

If you attempt to use your account before completing this process your account will be on hold.

Please take a few moments now to review your information and make updates if necessary. The process is simple and can be completed in 5 minutes or less.

Thank you for your help in this important matter.

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Delivery Scam (12/3/15)

The following scam attempts to trick you into opening a malicious attachment. Notice the non-UPS email address, generic language and the zip file attachment, all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message of you received it.

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From Alexandra Smith [mailto: pushistic1979@rambler.ru]

To:

Subject:

Dear sir,

Upon Delivery of your order 870623786424, the delivery man attempted to contact you by phone, but there was no reply. Therefore the order was sent back to terminal. We had found out at point of registration that a wrong phone Buber had been specified. We ask you to print out the consignment bill attached to this notice and address to the nearest UPS office.

Respectfully,

Write to UPS Canada

(Malicious Zip attachment removed)

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Email Notification Scam (12/2/15)

The following scam intends to trick its recipients into clicking on a malicious link and steal their credentials. Notice the generic language, non-VCU email address, and non-VCU sender; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Delete this email if you received it.

From: VCU helpIT Center <user@vcu.edu>
Date: Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 7:23 AM
Subject: Email Notification
To: noreply@vcu.edu

Dear User
The security of your email account is our primary concern Recently
we are performing an emergency mail maintenance on our email network
to avoid unauthorized access to student and staff account.
we therefore implore you to verify your account be visiting our secure site below and login.
http://bit.ly/linkredacted
@Virginia Commonwealth University
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Mail Notice Scam (11/25/15)

The following scam intends to trick its recipients into clicking on a malicious link and steal their credentials. Notice the generic language, non-VCU email address, and non-VCU sender; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Delete this email if you received it.

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Subject:        Mail Notice
Date:   Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:55:10 -0600
From:   virginia Commonwealth University <xxxxxxxxxxxxx@crimson.ua.edu>

Your mailbox is almost full and is running out of disk space.

This mailbox is currently 98.87% (2,699.60/3,000.00 MB) full.

To avoid any disruption of services or losing some of your emails from
the mail box.

Goto :http://bit.ly/1Xxxxxxxq (Malicious link redacted)

Login and activate additional 16GB storage now to have your account
upgraded to higher quota.

Note: This is an automated server notification to help you keep track of
your usage and avoid any down-times, please do not reply directly to
this message.

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Email Notification Scam (11/25/15)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal your login credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, generic language, and 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: virginia Commonwealth University <xxxxxxx@crimson.ua.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 8:15 AM
Subject: Email Noification
To:

We are currently upgrading your virginia Commonwealth University- Student Email accounts with the following features:
Spam Protection,
Unlimited storage
Offline access with POP
Filters
Live Customer Care
Mail Forwarding
Address Guard / Disposable addressees.
Unlimited Web2sms
All webmail users must visit this link: http://nyuedu.xxxxxxx.com/vcuedu.html (malicious link redacted)
and login their email account via secure channel for
high
security account protection.
Regards
virginia Commonwealth University
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Email Upgrade Phishing Attempt

The following scam attempts to steal your credentials by having you click on an “email upgrade” link.  Notice the non-VCU sender’s email, the non-VCU link, lowercase virginia in VCU, and generic language; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete if you received this.
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From: virginia Commonwealth University <XXXXXX@crimson.ua.edu>
Date: November 25, 2015 at 8:15:34 AM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: Email Noification

We are currently upgrading your virginia Commonwealth University- Student Email accounts with the following features:
Spam Protection,
Unlimited storage
Offline access with POP
Filters
Live Customer Care
Mail Forwarding
Address Guard / Disposable addressees.
Unlimited Web2sms
All webmail users must visit this link: http://XXXXX.my3gb.com/vcuedu.html
and login their email account via secure channel for
high
security account protection.
Regards
virginia Commonwealth University
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Paypal scam (11/9/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into opening a malicious attachment, which is aimed at infecting the victim’s computer. Notice the non-PayPal email address, generic language, and attachment contain executable file; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete if you received this email.

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From: administrator@womarpools.com
To: xxxxxxx@vcu.edu
Cc:
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:34:36 +0900
Subject: Your PayPal Extras MasterCard bill payment has been sent.

Hello customer,

Your payment for 502.26 USD has been sent.

Recipient: PayPal Extras MasterCard®
Payment Method: Echeck
Payment Amount: 502.26 USD
Payment Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:34:36 +0900

Details in the attachment
Thanks for choosing the PayPal Extras MasterCard®.

Sincerely,
PayPal

This PayPal notification was sent to xxxxxxx@vcu.edu.
PayPal will not sell or rent any of your personally identifiable information to third parties. For more information about the security of your information, read our Privacy Policy at https://www.paypal.com/privacy.
Copyright © 2015 PayPal Inc. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. PayPal is located at 2211 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95131.

PayPal Email ID PP7382 – 8osUL9ryYc2X6z

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