System Updates Scam (5/26/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victim’s personal information or sale unwanted services. Its a good idea to not follow any email links asking you to validate your email account. If you have received this or other similar emails, please ignore and delete them. For more information on phishing and SPAM email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.

From: “helpIT Center” <helps@vcu.edu>
Date: May 23, 2015 at 3:21:57 PM EDT
To: user@vcu.edu
Subject: Systems Updates
Reply-To: helps@vcu.edu

Students and Faculty/Staff,

System Communication is pleased to inform you of the new system security policy updates, which
starts today May 23, 2015.

Important:
You will be required to validate your email to adhere to the new security policy updates, please
click the below link and follow the instruction therein.

http://www.piscinehomeresort.com/xxxxxxx/xxxxx/form1.html

We hope you enjoy working with the new email policy!

Thank you.

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Mailbox Upgrade (5/26/2015)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victim’s personal information or sale unwanted services.  Its a good idea to not follow any email links asking you to upgrade or activate your account. If you have received this or other similar emails, please ignore and delete them. For more information on phishing and SPAM email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.

From: Redacted
Date: May 25, 2015 at 9:42:42 AM EDT
To: Redacted
Subject: Re: Mailbox Upgrade

Dear Valued user,

Your  mailbox is almost full, you have some pending Mail on our Email server.

   2959MB 3000MB

Please Click HERE  to upgrade to the new Outlook Web Access/App mail with 1TB storage,
or your account will be shut down.

Regards,
IT Service Support (c)2015.

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VCU News Alert*** Phish (5/18/2015)

The following phishing E-mail was sent to VCU users.   VCU will never ask for your account information or password by e-mail.  The other indicators of phishing are the e-mail address of the sender and receiver (non-VCU).  If you received this scam, please delete it. For more information on phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227.

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Subject: VCU News Alert***
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 08:53:14 +0100
From: VCU IT Center <not-VCU@not-VCU.edu>
Reply-To: redacted@redacted.com

 

This is to notify you that the Virginia Commonwealth University received a
terror threat through your email directly to the University.The (IT)
Policy Help Center STRICTLY require your email account verified and
clear you from sending terror threats at the University with the email
system of the University and for an active affiliation with cyber
technology services.

The satellite system network does not show 2015 active uiversity data for
you at this time. You are required to provide the following
information in response to this email for activation and proper
verification and scrutiny:


Username:

Password:


Your email account is scheduled to be deactivated within 24 hours "Non
Compliance "After that time, you will not be able to access your
mail box. Emails sent to your mailbox will be rejected.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia 23284
(804) 828-8799
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Blackboard scam (5/11/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into submitting their login credentials to a scammer via a malicious link. Notice the unknown email address, unknown link when mouse is hovered over it, and generic language; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. If you received this scam, please delete it. For more information on phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227.

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From: Blackboard Learning <no-reply@blackboard.net>
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 1:35 PM
To:
Subject: You have two messages from your faculty admin.

Blackboard Logo
Dear user xxxxxx@mcvh-vcu.edu
Your faculty admin left two important messages for you in your Blackboard Learning center.
To view your messages please click below

xxxxxxx@mcvh-vcu.edu.blackboard.learning.edu/faculty/admin/785943222

(Malicious link actually pointing to http://ersaxxxxxxx.com.tr/plugins/mycours.php?email=xxxxxx@mcvh-vcu.edu)

The above URL is set to expire in 10 minutes after mail has been read.

Thanks
Blackboard Admin

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INS Scam 5/5/2015

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victim’s personal information or sale unwanted services.  Its a good idea to not follow any email links presenting lower cost or free services which arrive without your having a trusted relationship with the sender. Even then its best to call the owner of the email using a trusted contact number for them which is not listed in the email to confirm the information presented. If you have received this or other similar emails, please ignore and delete them. For more information on phishing and SPAM email scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.

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From: “BILLING NOTIFICATION” <BILLINGNOTIFICATION@seeyournewestautoalertsnow.us>
Subject: URGENT: Your-May 2015-Auto Policy-Payment: Billing Message #21963293779

– – – – – – begin correspondence – – – – – – -.

********************************************.
– Online-Monthly Payment Alert -.
********************************************.

The reason that you are receiving this new billing alert is to let you know that your monthly autoinsurance policy payment has just been-reduced by 50% starting this month.

During our regularly-scheduled account-maintenance we saw that you did not reply to our previous-request. Please follow the link below and fill-in your zip code to confirm your lowered-payment by date.
Policy #
Go here today to enter your zipcode and view/confirm your new-monthly payment:
site link

**The link-above will be-expiring in 48 hours which might-result in the loss of your reduced-monthly rate.
Thank you.
We-apologize for any-inconvenience

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Banking scam (5/04/2015)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into downloading an attachment, which contains a virus. Notice the 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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Subject: Rejected bank operation warning

Be warned that your deposit is on hold.
Please look the document for detailed information.

Anna Roberts
Account Security Department

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Email verification scam 05/04/2015

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 link,  the link is a tell-tale sign 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.

________________________________________________________________________________________
Vcu logoDear VCU Candidate,
Your Email account requires an immediate and mandatory security upgrade.
Please Click Here and login to upgrade your Email.

Regards,
VCU Admin.

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Mailbox full scam (4/29/15)

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

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From:        Jeffrey Wagner <jeffrey_wagner@khsd.k12.ca.us>
To:        
Date:        04/28/2015 09:07 AM
Subject:        Attention: E-mail User


Attention: E-mail User,

Your mailbox is almost full.

253MB            250MB          
 Current size            Maximum size

You have exceeded your E-mail account limit quota of 250 MB and you are requested to increase/expand it within 24 hours and avoid disability of your  e-mail account from our database. Simply CLICK HERE and complete the information requested to automatically expand your account quota to 2 GB.

Copyright ©2015
System Administrator

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Email expiration scam (4/29/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victims’ information. Notice the unknown sender’s email address, generic language, and the unknown site; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From:        “Help Desk” <dstrang1@cogeco.ca>
To:        
Date:        04/29/2015 11:24 AM
Subject:        EMAIL SECURITY



EMAIL SECURITY


We have received your request to close your Email Account
Your request is being processed and the email address and all associated data,
will be removed  from our  servers shortly.
If this request was made or received in error and you do not wish to terminate
your  email and account services ,indicate this by choosing below,  I choose to keep
my account and cancel termination request


I Choose To Keep My Account And Cancel Termination Request


If you have chosen to keep your account, log in your account  follow the step in the  above link
and the termination request will be cancelled.
NOTE: You must enter your correct log in detail Failure to do so, your mailbox will be  shut-down
However, if you still want to terminate your account, no further action is  required from you.


Regards,
Security Team.

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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

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