Package Scam (5/25/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the generic language and unknown sender; both are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please do not click and delete this message if you received it.

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From XXXX@advanced-xxxx.info

Subject: Package

Hi,

A package was delivered to us by mistake… I think

I opened the box and noticed your name on the invoice… Coming up the summer I thought it may be personal or work related

We are just down the road by the McDonald’s. I can drop it off for you if you like.

I took a picture of your invoice, but can’t make out the name. I can clearly see your email address though.

Click here to see the picture

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Facebook login scam (5/25/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victim into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the unknown sender and the lack of a URL for the login link; both are tell tale signs of a scam. Please ignore and delete this message if you received it.

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From:xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxelay.us
Date: May 25, 2017, 10:57 AM -0400
To:
Subject: Did you attempt to log into my facebook by accident?

Was this you …..?

We have detected an unauthorized login attempt. 10 or more incorrect passwords in a row were attempted. Please log int to veify any changes.

111.1111.3.152:80/InvalidAttempt

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Procurement Scam (5/24/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into downloading and opening a malicious attachment. Note the non-VCU sender’s address and generic language; both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: “Abbas A.Rasool” <imports.xxxxxxx@gmail.com>
To:
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 10:20:29 -0700
Subject: PO #34890 (DUBAI)
Dear Sir,

Good day

Regarding the mentioned PO, kindly confirm your receipt and approval of our order, and please update us with your delivery schedule.

Thank you in anticipation and for your usual cooperation.

Best Regards
Abbas A.Rasool
Procurement Department

P.O. Box 32440, Road:4903, Block:949, Bldg:164, East Riffa
T : (971) 17702700, Ext: 237 | F : (971) 17700054 | M : (971) 37770083-(971) 36688756

This communication is intended for the above named person and is confidential and / or legally privileged. Any opinion(s) expressed in this communication are not necessarily those of Wires International. If it has come to you in error you must take no action based upon it, nor must you print it, copy it, forward it, or show it to anyone. Please delete and destroy the e-mail and any attachments and inform the sender immediately. Thank you.

Wires International is not responsible for the political, religious, racial or partisan opinion in any correspondence conducted by its domain users. Therefore, any such opinion expressed, whether explicitly or implicitly, in any said correspondence is not to be interpreted as that of Wires International.

Wires International may monitor all incoming and outgoing e-mails and it has taken steps to ensure that e-mails and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that, in keeping with best business practice, the recipient must ensure they are actually virus free.

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New Event Notification Scam (5/24/17)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the non-vcu.edu email address and generic message; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: <Amanda@businessdesc.info>
Date: Wed, May 24, 2017 at 10:20 AM
Subject: New Event Notification
To:

Event Change Notification

Event 2017 has changed. Please review the changes.

Change Notification

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Hi Scam (5/22/17)

This and similar styled emails have been hitting VCU more and more recently. In this email we see an unsolicited email with a generic “observation” that has been uploaded to Dropbox. The link itself was posted in full and doesn’t even go to Dropbox. Not only is this a poor phishing attempt, but it is extremely easy to avoid. Delete it and do not forward it if you receive it.
From: <SBSteve@evil.com>
Date: Fri, May 19, 2017 at 7:39 PM
Subject: Hi
To: goodguygreg@vcu.edu
I have uploaded an important observation using Drop Box. Please Copy the below link to open Document You’ll be prompted to login. I would be contacting you for further review later in the day.
http://evilbadstuff.com.au/ist/drive/index.html
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VCU Fan House Scam (5/18/17)

The following scam is a targeted phishing attempt that tries to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Please note the non-VCU sender’s email address, and the hidden link; both are signs of a scam. Please do not click on the link and delete the email if you received it.

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From: <xxxxxxxxx@companyrelay.us>
Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Subject: VCU RAMS
To:

Be a winner.

Everything you do on VCU Fan House earns you points toward awesome perks, prizes and experiences from the VCU Department of Athletics

 

 

Simply sign in daily, earn points and see if you’re a winner! The more you do, the greater your chances are of winning!

Review the latest list of winners for week ending 10 May 2017. Click on the list of winners here. (malicious link removed)

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Photo Scam (5/18/17)

A basic phishing attempt hitting inboxes, note the generic language and use of playing on one’s past memories.

 

From: Evil.Person@evilcorp.com [mailto:E.Person@evilcorp.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:37 PM
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Just Wondering…

 

I think I know you. I’ve just started working here and your name is familiar…is this a photo of you when you were at our High School? If not I’m sorry…

Click here

Thanks

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Slideshow Scam (5/17/2017)

The following scam attempts to trick a recipient to click the link to view a slideshow. Notice the generic language, grammatical errors, and the non-VCU reply-to address; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

 

From: <DXXXX@richmondrep.us>
Date: Wed, May 17, 2017 at 12:43 PM
Subject: What was Jane talking about this morning?
To: xxxxx@vcu.edu

I know you wasn’t at the meeting, but did you see the presentation…

Financial

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Employee Survey Scam (5/15/17)

This phishing attempt recently started to hit various VCU personnel, however, it seems that the attempt had a mistake made by the sender. The initial link didn’t lead anywhere. However, please make sure to delete this email and do not forward as the link can be changed in any future attempts by the evil doers.

From: Evil.Doer [mailto:evil.doer@evilcorp.com]
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 10:00 AM
To: Evil.Doer <evil.doer@evilcorp.com>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: Employee Survey

 

This is a notice to all staff/employee that we are participating in the Phoenix Journal’s 2016 Best Places to Work in the Valley program. To compete,all employees are required to complete a short employee engagement survey. This is your opportunity to provide honest feedback about Our Institution,culture and your work experience. The institution will have the opportunity to view aggregate results of the survey, but your identity will be kept confidential.

The survey will take fewer than 10 minutes to complete. To access the online survey, click on the link below,login to your staff/employee email to receive your unique survey link .Copy and paste it into your browser after filling the verification form.

Employee Survey

Please do not forward this email, as the survey link can only be used once.

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VCU Fan House scam

The following scam tries to trick you into winning prizes from the department of Athletics. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address and the non-VCU link; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam.

 

from: DXXXX@vcuiclouds.com
to: Victim@vcu.edu
date: Fri, May 12, 2017 at 10:55 AM
subject: VCU RAMS

 

Be a winner.

Everything you do on VCU Fan House earns you points toward awesome perks, prizes and experiences from the VCU Department of Athletics

 

 

Simply sign in daily, earn points and see if you’re a winner! The more you do, the greater your chances are of winning!

 

 Review the latest list of winners for week ending 10 May 2017. Click on the list of winners here.

 

 

 

 

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