VCU Account Update (4/28/16)

The following scam attempts to steal your credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, errors in spelling and grammar, 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 <abruzzop@newschool.edu>

To:

Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Dear Usher,

VCU is verifying contact information for all students and faculty/staff.

This information is to secure your information and to prevent unauthorised access to your account.

Please take a moment now to verify by using the link “Verify/Update Address (Malicious link removed)

The process is simple and can be completed in 5 minutes or less.

Thank you for your help in this important matter.

Virginia Commonwealth University

 

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Urgent email scam 4/25/16

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will then attempt to steal your login credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address and the masked non-VCU link, all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.


 

 

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016
From: Zhengjie Sun [sunz@mit.edu]
Subject: Urgent

2016 VCU email update program, click UPDATE:(Malicious link redacted) and fill the form correctly to update your email account.

 

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Job Scam (4/23/16)

The following scam attempts to trick you into providing your information to the scammer. Notice the “too-good-to-be-true” claims in this scam, and the fact the scammer wants you to send your personal information to an AOL account; all of these are signs of scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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The United States Agency for International Development is the primary United States Government agency responsible for identifying and assisting orphans and other vulnerable children within the United States. In order to make this people get care as much as they can, they try to hire people through the universities to help this kids and also help students get employment at the same time. This is a part-time employment plan and will not affect schooling. Can you?

* Mail services (Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS)

* Shop for Gifts.

* Bill payment (pay my bills on our behalf)

* Sit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

* If you interested in the position kindly fill out your personal details required.

* To apply for the job you must have bank account because you will be handling payments and we do not want you carrying funds around.

This is a job position through the University Recruiting Department for you to help pass gift items, letters and payments to orphanages homes through Rich volunteers who are willing to help. Can you be able to offer any or all of these services. Where are you located? We will prepay you in advance to do my shopping, pickup and purchases. We will also have my mails and packages forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, we can have it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get our mails/packages, you are required to mail them to required homes around the states which is what we do to help the homes operate and treat the kids and old people right. You don’t have to use money out of your pocket. All you have to do is have the package(s) shipped to wherever we want and do the shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content as they are toys, letters gift items and checks for the homes.

All expenses and taxes will be covered by us and please note that the first week of this job will be completed without any interview which is the time we have to test your ability before we proceed to invite you for an interview at our admin office within the school premises. . You will work between 15 to 20hrs a month. The pay is $500 weekly. That is not a bad offer is it? The United States Agency for International Development has improved its capabilities to deliver assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children through partnerships with Universities volunteer organizations, including community and faith-based organizations but everyone who participates get paid like a proper employment plan. Will provide you my personal USPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide my account number to USPS and shipping charges will be billed to the account. We will provide clear set of instructions for each task We need done as well the funds to cover them. If we were to mail you money to do the shopping plus upfront payment for your services, where will you want it mailed to? How should your name appear on the payment? Provide the following details to:

campuxxxxxxxxxxxx@aol.com

|Full Name:

|Full. Address. (No PO Box allowed):

|City:

|State:

|Zip Code:

|Home Phone:

|Cell Phone:

|Age:

|Occupation (If any):

|Alternate Email address:

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL EVERY 10 MINUTES FOR UPDATES ON JOB

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Campus Development Scam (4/23/16)

A new email is making the rounds with the following attachment. There is no subject and the sender email is coming from both VCU and non-VCU addresses. Please note that the scammer is asking you to send your information to an AOL address. VCU would always communicate from a @vcu.edu address and typically would not send this type of email. If you have received this email, please delete it immediately and do not forward on to anyone. If you have responded to it, please contact the IT Service and Support Center (formerly HelpIT)

 

ABOUT EMPLOYMENT

The United States Agency for International Development is the primary United States

Government agency responsible for identifying and assisting orphans and other

vulnerable children within the United States. In order to make this people get care as

much as they can, they try to hire people through the universities to help this kids and

also help students get employment at the same time. This is a part-time employment

plan and will not affect schooling.

Can you?

* Mail services (Receive my mails and drop them off at UPS)

* Shop for Gifts.

* Bill payment (pay my bills on our behalf)

* Sit for delivery (at your home) or pick items up at nearby post office at your convenience.

* If you interested in the position kindly fill out your personal details required.

* To apply for the job you must have bank account because you will be handling payments and we

do not want you carrying funds around.

This is a job position through the University Recruiting Department for you to help pass gift

items, letters and payments to orphanages homes through Rich volunteers who are willing to

help.

Can you be able to offer any or all of these services. Where are you located? We will prepay you in

advance to do my shopping, pickup and purchases. We will also have my mails and packages

forwarded to your address. If you will be unable to stay at your house to get my mails, we can have

it shipped to a post office near you and then you can pick it up at your convenience. When you get

our mails/packages, you are required to mail them to required homes around the states which is

what we do to help the homes operate and treat the kids and old people right. You don’t have to

use money out of your pocket. All you have to do is have the package(s) shipped to wherever we

want and do the shopping. You are allowed to open the packages to reveal its content as they are

toys, letters gift items and checks for the homes.

All expenses and taxes will be covered by us and please note that the first week of this job will be

completed without any interview which is the time we have to test your ability before we proceed

to invite you for an interview at our admin office within the school premises. . You will work

between 15 to 20hrs a month. The pay is $500 weekly. That is not a bad offer is it?

The United States Agency for International Development has improved its capabilities to

deliver assistance to orphans and other vulnerable children through partnerships with

Universities volunteer organizations, including community and faith-based

organizations but everyone who participates get paid like a proper employment plan.

Will provide you my personal USPS account number for Shipping. All you have to do is provide

my account number to USPS and shipping charges will be billed to the account. We will provide

clear set of instructions for each task We need done as well the funds to cover them. If we were to

mail you money to do the shopping plus upfront payment for your services, where will you want it

mailed to? How should your name appear on the payment? Provide the following details to:

campusdevelopment@xxxxxxxxx.com

|Full Name:

|Full. Address. (No PO Box allowed):

|City:

|State:

|Zip Code:

|Home Phone:

|Cell Phone:

|Age:

|Occupation (If any):

|Alternate Email address:

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE ABLE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL EVERY 10 MINUTES FOR UPDATES ON JOB

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Attachment Scam (4/21/16)

The email below contains a Word doc file that should immediately be deleted upon receipt. Emails such as this are known carriers of malicious software. The attackers mass send these emails out hoping to trick users into clicking the attachments which, often times, will install malware onto the machine for all sorts of nefarious activities. If you receive the email, simply delete it and go on about your normal day.

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From: Campus Developments <hrodenhuis8@gmail.com>
To: victims <victims@vcu.edu>

See attached..
“CAMPUS ADMIN.docx”

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Delivery Scam (4/19/16)

The email below contains a zip file that should immediately be deleted upon receipt. Emails such as this are known carriers of malicious software. The attackers mass send these emails out hoping to trick users into clicking the attachments which, often times, will install mal-ware onto the machine for all sorts of nefarious activities. If you receive the email, simply delete it and go on about your normal day.

From: Pam J Molina [mailto:Pam.Molina1C@tikk.hu]
Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 1:08 PM
To: victim <victim@vcu.edu>
Subject: FW: Latest order delivery details

 

Dear customer,

We are happy to inform you that your recent order with PROVEN PLANNED EXIT VCT PLC has been scheduled for delivery

If you did not make an order with us or have any queries do not hesitate to contact us.
Do not forget to include delivery reference number from attachment in your request.

Thanks and have a good day

Truly yours,
Pam Molina
PROVEN PLANNED EXIT VCT PLC
629-052-850

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Account verification scam (4/18/16)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will steal your credentials. Please delete if you received it.

__________________________________

From: Pressley, Janee M [mailto:Janee.Pressley@thechristhospital.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 4:19 PM
To: service@webmail.org
Subject:

Click here (Malicious link redacted) Access to you email will be restricted until you verify your email.

 

to verify ASAP

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Payment scam (4/18/16)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently download malware to your computer. Notice the unknown sender and generic language, as well as non-VCU link. All of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please do not click on the link and delete this email if you received it.

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From: Stuard, Emma
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 10:47 AM
To:
Subject: Payment Report

___________________________________________________________________

Doc.xlsx                               View | Download (Malicious links redacted)

____________________________________________________________________

Good day

Attached herein please find your SWIFT PAYMENT confirmation delivered to you secured format. Please confirm and revert for further instruction.

Kind Regards,
Associate Unit Manager
Intensive Department

 

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IT Helpdesk Scam (4/11/16)

From: Frank
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 7:59 AM
Subject: IT Helpdesk

To All Faulty\Staff
We have currently upgraded our Server to 50GB inbox space.Please log-in to your user account to validate E-space.
Your emails won’t be delivered by our server,unless email account is confirmed.
protecting your email account is our primary concern,
for account update CLICK HERE (Link Redacted)
should you have any questions please contact the IT Helpdesk.
INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION.
 Copyright ©2016 ITS Help Desk.
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General Notice Scam (4/7/16)

The following scam attempts to trick you into opening an attachment which contains a link to a malicious site. The site is used to harvest credentials. Notice the attachment, generic language, non-VCU sender, non-VCU site; all of which are signs of scam. If you received this scam, please delete it.

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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 the link past on

your browser ::  http://xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.jimdo.com/

Kindly click above instruction to update your information, we will

process your request once we receive your information.

Signed

©2016 Web Inc

 

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