Vehicle Scam (11/21/2014)

This is a basic phishing attempt. The most likely scenario would be that the sender would ask anyone responding for personal information including names, account numbers, and addresses. Please do not respond to any emails of this kind.

To: Recipients <admin@redacted.nl>
From: Texaco Gas <admin@redacted.nl>
Date: 11/19/2014 04:09PM
Subject: Holiday Income ::..

Place Texaco Gas AD signs on your vehicle for $400 weekly. Reply if interested…
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Account Upgrade Scam (11/20/2014)

Another scam that should not be responded to, this message looks like it may be a simple alert, however, it uses scare tactics to trick you into sending your username and password. Please remember VCU IT Staff will never ask for your personal information.
From: VCU Communications Unit <redacted@scammer.edu>
Date: November 20, 2014 at 1:18:15 EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: VCU Mail update
Reply-To: redacted@mail2webmaster.com

Dear VCU Mail user,

This is to notify all Students,Staff and Faculty,that the Virginia
Commonwealth University mail information technology(it) Help Center
policy requires each mail account holder to upgrade his/her account
for an active affiliation with the technology cyber services.

The network satellite and Banner system does not show an active
2014/2015 affiliation for you at this time. You are required to
provide the information below in reply to this email for activation of
your affiliation,upgrade of security and increment of your mailbox
quota size-:

Username:

Password:

Your mail account is scheduled to be deactivated in 2 days of “Non
Compliance” After that time, you will not be able to log into your
mail box. Email messages sent to your mailbox will be rejected.

If your eligibility is restored in the next <GRACE_PERIOD days,
you will receive a mail informing you that your account is no
longer scheduled for termination.

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VCU Mail Update Scam (11/20/14)

The following scam attempts to steal its victims’ logon credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, grammatical errors, and sense of urgency conveyed by the email. All of which are tell-tale signs of a phishing scam. If you received this scam, please delete it. For more information please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu

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From: VCU Communications Unit <bianca.ramirez1@upr.edu>
Date: November 20, 2014 at 1:18:15 EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: VCU Mail update
Reply-To: itcenter@mail2webmaster.com

Dear VCU Mail user,

This is to notify all Students,Staff and Faculty,that the Virginia
Commonwealth University mail information technology(it) Help Center
policy requires each mail account holder to upgrade his/her account
for an active affiliation with the technology cyber services.

The network satellite and Banner system does not show an active
2014/2015 affiliation for you at this time. You are required to
provide the information below in reply to this email for activation of
your affiliation,upgrade of security and increment of your mailbox
quota size-:

Username:

Password:

Your mail account is scheduled to be deactivated in 2 days of “Non
Compliance” After that time, you will not be able to log into your
mail box. Email messages sent to your mailbox will be rejected.

If your eligibility is restored in the next <GRACE_PERIOD days,
you will receive a mail  informing you that your account is no
longer scheduled for termination.

© 1996-2014 Virginia Commonwealth University. All rights reserved.
Site Maintained by Division of IT

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Email Exceeded Storage Limit Scam (11/20/2014)

This phishing scam is quite basic compared to some of the more recent ones we have seen at VCU. Keep in mind VCU will never ask you for personal information over email or phone.

From:        James F. <James.F.@spammsite.com>
To:
Date:        11/20/2014 07:51 AM
Subject:        Helpdesk Support

 

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
Account must be reactivated today in order to regenerate new space.
Helpdesk Support

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Tutor scam (11/17/2014)

The following scam attempts to trick its victim into contacting the scammer, who will then attempt to trick the victim into providing their personal information to the scammer.  While there are very few signs of scam for the initial email, the scammer will try to send the victim a fake cashier’s check if the victim is caught on the scammer’s hook. The cashier’s check will be for an amount greater than what is agreed upon, and the scammer will then proceed to ask for a “refund”, at which point the victim will have her money stolen. As a general best practice, we should never answer to unsolicited emails from unknown individuals. For more information on email and phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.

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From: “Bryan Jonathan” <bryanjonathan102@yahoo.com>
To:
Sent: Saturday, November 1, 2014 7:46:57 PM
Subject: German Lessons

Hello,

How are you doing today? My name is Bryan Jonathan. I came across your e-mail while surfing online for private lessons for my daughter, Debra. Debra is a 17 years old girl. She is ready to learn. I would like the lessons to be at your location. Kindly let me know your policy with regard to the fees,cancellations, location and make-up lessons. Also,get back to me with your area of specialization and any necessary information you think that might help.

The lessons can start by November 13th.

Looking forward reading from you.

My best regards,
Mr Bryan.

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Bank of America scam (11/6/14)

The following scam attempts to steal a victim’s personally identifiable information. Note the non-Bank of America sender’s email, the attached malicious form, and the overall generic tone of the email; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received and contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 for any questions.

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From:        “Bank of America” <boa@memberservice.com> 
To:       
Date:        11/05/2014 10:55 AM 
Subject:        Unauthorized activity on your online account 





CASE ID: 2796459 Dear Customer, We have recently detected several failed attempts to provide the correct answers to your security questions. As a result, we have temporarily suspended your online access and we need to go through some verification. To begin please download the attached file below and start with the verification procedure. Bank of America safeguards your account whenever there isa 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 your cooperation and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. © 2014 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Walmart Undercover Shopper scam (11/4/14)

Th following scam attempts to trick its victim into providing her personal information to the scammer via email. Notice the information being requested, the non-Walmart email address, generic language, and grammatical and punctuation errors; all of these are tell tale signs of a scam. If you have received this scam, please delete it. For more information, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu.

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From:        “Wal.Mart” <walmart1@ok.cvut.cz> 
To:      
Date:        11/03/2014 10:45 PM 
Subject:        J O B !… 





You have been selected as a Undercover Shopper For Task in your area, We pay
$.200 being a Undercover?Shopper. Your employment Packet will include M0ney for
the shopping.

We want you to participate because it's Fun & rewarding.

You will receive your training materials when you Provide Data below :

Full-Name |A d d r ess|  C i t y  | S t a t e |Z i pC o de|Cell-Phone#
|Alternate-Email  |Gender&Age|

You shop and inspect for pleasure 2-3 hours twice in a week .

Thank You!

Regards,
0fficial Recruiters

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Library account access scam (10/30/14)

Note the following scam attempting to steal your VCU eID credentials. Note the non-VCU sender’s address, the non-VCU link, masked under the VCU link (login.vcu.edu.cavc.tk rather than login.vcu.edu), both are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it. For more information, please contact helpIT@vcu.edu or 828-2227.

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To:
From: Access Services Manager <univlibraryservices@gmail.com>
Date: 10/30/2014 11:54AM
Subject: Library Account Access

Dear User,

Your access to your library account is expiring soon and it won’t be accessible for you. You must reactivate your account in order to continue to have access to this service. For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into your web browser. After logging in, your access is reactivated and you will be redirected to your library account.

https://login.vcu.edu/cas/login_service=https3a2f2fvcu-alma-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com2fcas2fpds_main3ffunc3dload-login26calling_system3dprimo26institute3d01VCU_INST26PDS_HANDLE3d26url3dhttp3a2f2f/search.library.vcu.edu3a802fprimo_library2flibweb2faction2flogin.do3ftargetURL3dhttp3a2f2fsearch.library.vcu.edu2fprimo_library2flibweb2faction2fdlBasketGet.do3fdscnt3d026dstmp3d141468311918226vid3dVCU26filler3d/ (Link redacted, actual link goes to login.vcu.edu.cavc.tk)

If you are not able to login, please contact Library Services Manager at kbonis@vcu.edu.

Sincerely,

Kerry Bonis
Library Services Manager
Access & Delivery Services
Main Library
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 827-3968
kbonis@vcu.edu 
NOTE: The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.

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Google Incorporation Winner (10/27/2014)

Below is a semi-convincing phishing email sent out by a supposed “infosweeps” email from “Google.” The email will have an attachment asking for things such as bank account information and user names and passwords so that they can transfer your “winnings” directly to your account. This is a very obviously scam, and should be deleted immediately if received.

 

From:        Google <infosweeps@gmail.com> 
To:        user@vcu.edu
Date:        10/27/2014 11:01 AM 
Subject:        Google Incorporation™ 





Dear Google  User,

Congratulations, you have being selected as a winner in the 2014 Google E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Thanks for your active use of Google online services.  Kindly, find attached email (PDF File) with further instructions.

Sincerely,
The Google E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Team 

G
ooglInc(UK)

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Targeted child-predator phishing scam (10/21/2014)

The following scam is specifically crafted to target a victim or a group of victims. Note the unknown link and generic langauge, both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. If you have received this email, please delete it. For more information on scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at helpIT@vcu.edu or 828-2227.

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From: “COMMUNITY ALERT MSG” <COMMUNITYALERTMSG@cbc-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.link>
To: 
 
Date: 
10/21/2014 12:51 PM
Subject: 
ALERT: A child-predator just moved into your neighborhood. Alert #123107756


- - - - - - - - - - -AUTOMATED COMMUNITY ALERT MESSAGE- - - - - - - - - - -

DT. 10.21.14.
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HR-7 LOCAL COMMUNITY ALERT MESSAGING SYSTEMS.

COMMUNITY ALERT No.1231077-06.
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xxxxxxx@vcu.edu,

THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED. This email has reached you today to inform you that as of just recently a
child-predator relocated to your neighborhood (based on your IP address/zip code). Sex-offender information  is publically
available as a public safety service.

Visit here right now to view the specific details about this : http://new.cbc-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.link (link redacted)

Sincerely,
HR-7 LOCAL COMMUNITY ALERT MESSAGING SYSTEMS

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HR-7 LOCAL COMMUNITY ALERT MESSAGING SYSTEMS.
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- - - - - - - - - - -AUTOMATED COMMUNITY ALERT MESSAGE- - - - - - - - - - -

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