Another Email verification scam (4/17/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victim’s login credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, and the non-VCU link, both of which are tell-tale signs of a phishing scam. Please keep in mind that before clicking on a link, you should hover your mouse over a link to see its true destination. If you have received this or other similar emails, please ignore and delete them. For more information on phishing and email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.
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Subject: RE: Password Expire in 7 Hours
Dear Email Subscriber

Your Email Account have been Suspended from sending and receiving email, To re-activate your account please click LOGON

All Rights Reserved.
© 2014 AOLCorporation. All rights reserved

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EZ-Pass scam (4/16/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into downloading n attachment, which contains a virus. Notice the non-DoT email address, generic language, and the attached zip file; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete if you received this.

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From: E-ZPass Manager <jacob.elkins@50-87-153-118.unifiedlayer.com>
Date: Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 3:03 PM
Subject: Pay for driving on toll road, invoice #000370402
To:

Notice to Appear,

You have not paid for driving on a toll road.
You are kindly asked to pay your debt as soon as possible.

The invoice is attached to this email.

Kind regards,
Jacob Elkins,
E-ZPass Manager.

 

<Malicious Attachment Removed>

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Court subpoena scam (4/16/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into opening a malicious attachment, which will subsequently attempt to infect the victims’ computers. Notices the non-courthouse sender’s email address, generic language, and unknown attached file. All of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. If you received such email, please delete it. For more information, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: District Court [mailto:tom.spence@serv1.lahe.net]
Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2015 8:36 PM
To: Jessica L. Waugh
Subject: [WARNING: VIRUS REMOVED]Notice to Appear

Notice to Appear,

You have to appear in the Court on the April 17.
You are kindly asked to prepare and bring the documents relating to the case to Court on the specified date.
Note: The case may be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.

You can find the Court Notice is in the attachment.

Kind regards,
Tom Spence,
District Clerk.

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Library fines SMS text message scam (4/15/15)

A newly discovered scam involves a SMS text message sent to a victim’s phone indicating that he or she may owe a certain amount of money. If you receive text messages from anyone claiming to be from a particular organization  attempting to collect dues or fines through SMS text message, please check with the organization before responding or clicking on any links. Most organizations do not attempt to collect fines or dues through text message. For more information on scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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Account violation scam (4/15/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently attempt to steal his or her credentials. Notice the unknown sender’s email address, generic language, non-VCU link, all of which are signs of a scam. If you received this scam, please delete it. For more information, please contact VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: System Admin <citrdo@vrllogistics.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 1:46 PM
Subject: Account Violation !!!
To:

Your webmail was accessed from another location {IP:88.2.223.180} Spain 13/04/2015 by 10:36 AM GTM  PLEASE CLICK HERE to verify if you are not the one to avoid account termination
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American Express Account Information Scam (4/14/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into downloading a malicious attachment, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victims’ credentials or install malware on the victims’ computer. Notice the non-American Express sender’s address and suspicious attachment, both of which are tell tale signs of a scam. For more information on phishing and email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: American Express <Americanexpress@customercare.com>
Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015 at 3:18 AM
Subject: Confirm your account information
To:

Dear Customer,

We recently detected numerous failed attempts to provide the correct answers to your security questions.

Therefore, we have temporarily suspended online access to your account and we need to go through some verification.

To begin please download the attached file below to proceed to verification as soon as possible.

American Express safeguards your account whenever there is a possibility that someone else is attempting to sign in.

Please understand that this form must be completed within 24 hours.

This is our security measure intended to help and protect you and your account.

Thank you for being a valued customer.

(C) American Express Customer Service 2015.

<Attachment deleted>

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Seduction Scam (4/13/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently infect the victims’ computers. Notice the generic language, unknown sender’s email, the shortened Russian link, and the random words in the email; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it. For more information on phishing and email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: akira <akira@idea-ac.jp>
Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015 at 2:57 AM
Subject: hey u ;)my hubby’s gone again, what if we meet tonight?
To:

http://urlto.ru/zXXXX3 (Link Redacted)
court Massachusetts link Republican Representatives
1,600 France Turf States 2,000 December of
ended Kiss New Cure

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Phishing with subject line “Urgent” (4/13/15)

The following malicious message is being spammed to VCU e-mail users:
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: <Redacted VCU e-mail>
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:25 AM
Subject: Urgent
To: 

2015 VCU email update program CLICK HERE: and fill the form correctly to update your account.​
———- End message ———-
As a reminder, please do not click on malicious links or respond to the message sender.  If you have clicked on a malicious link, please change your password immediately and be on-guard for suspicious activity from both your account and your computer.  A virus scan may help prevent an infection, however, this is not a guaranteed protection and additional precautions (such as changing your password) remain necessary.  Please contact VCU Information Security (infosec@vcu.edu) for further assistance.
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Another Tax season scam (4/13/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently steal their credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, non-VCU link, and generic language; all of which are tell-tale signs of a phishing scam. Keep in mind that the IRS doesn’t send you an email when you file your taxes incorrectly. Please delete this email if you received it. For more information on email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

From: user <replay@trx.gov>
Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 10:20 AM
Subject: our tax specialists
To: victim@vcu.edu

Attention: Owner/ Manager

We would like to inform you that you have made mistakes while completing
the last tax form application (ID: 7749415335295) .
Please follow the advice of our tax specialists:

http://commentcreerunsiteinternet101.com/FAX-MESSAGE_STORAGE/new_message.html

Please amend the mistakes and send the corrected tax return to your tax
agent as soon as possible.

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IT Message System Scam (4/10/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently steal their credentials. Notice the non-VCU 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. For more information on email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

Subject:
IT MESSAGE SYSTEM‏‏
Date:
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:48:45 +0930
From:
Angela Flahive<angela.flahive@ntschools.net>



Your email has exceeded storage limit as created. You will no longer be able to send or receive messages. To reactivate, Click the link and complete required information;
Click Here

Helpdesk Support

 

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