Request from {Tekenya Mitchell}, Scam (10-19-2018)

The following is a scam in which the scammer claims to have a file for the victim. Upon opening the link the victim will see a login page asking for login credentials. This site is a scam, the information entered on this page will be used to compromise the user.

You can tell this is a scam because the email is unsolicited and only has a link without any information about the link. If you where to hover over the link you can also see that the link is suspicious.

If you have received an email like this please delete it.

From: Tekenya Mitchell
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 11:59:45 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Request from {Tekenya Mitchell}

Please view the documents i sent to you.You can only view the file with the email

this file was sent to .NO THIRD PARTY EMAILS.

View File [Link Redacted]

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JOB OPPORTTUNITY!!!!! , Scam (10-19-2018)

The following is a job offer scam. The scammer is offering a fake job which will result in the user being tricked into sending money over to the scammer.

Some signs that this is a scam are the spelling errors, the scammer claims their name is Charline-Collar but the sender email says something else. Also the subject line is misspelled.

If you have received this email please delete it and do not respond.

From: Telesa Collar
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2018 5:02 AM

Good Morning

My name is Charline-Collar,I got your details from the university employment service portal. I have a flexible part time personal assistant job available for you.You’re required to work 3 -6 hrs weekly and get paid $250 weekly….If you are interested in the position open the link below for detailed description and the application form. [Link Redacted]

Charline Collar

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Urgent: New Payroll Bulletin.., Scam (10/11/18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as HR. The scammer is stating there is a new payroll system and the victim will need to use the link to sign up to the new payroll system.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that this email is not from VCU HR, the email is not even from VCU, the sender is actually using a compromised account from Temple university. The email does not have any VCU branding or material indicating that the email is from VCU. There also has been no announcement of a new Payroll system here at VCU. The link given is also not a VCU link.

If you have received an email like this please ignore and delete it.
From: Rhodes, Lori
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 10:11 AM
Subject: RE: Urgent: New Payroll Bulletin..
To: Victim

This message was sent securely using ZixCorp.


Ticket: # HRD

New Payroll Bulletin and Review ; HRM would like you to kindly update your information’s with the secure link below to receive new payroll increment / The new year program schedule for the year 2018 applicable to all Employees on the payroll directory.

Open your Browser to [Link Redacted] to complete payroll

Thank you,

Payroll Admin.

This is an automated e-mail. Please do not reply to this e-mail

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Did you attempt to log into my facebook by accident?, Scam (10-9-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as Facebook technical support. The scam asks if the victim attempted to log into the wrong Facebook, the link has a cloned facebook page which will send the info entered back to the scammer.

Some signs that this is a scam are the unofficial email address (not from an address), the various grammar issues and the suspicious link. Notice that the link is an IP address instead of a facebook link.

If you have received this email please delete it.
From: IT
Sent: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 9:02:24 AM
To: Victim
Subject: [EXTERNAL] 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.

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Respond, Scam (10/5/18)

The following is a payment order scam. The scammer is posing as a fellow employee who is in a time crunch and needs some assistance with payment to a vendor. The scammer is hoping the false sense of urgency is enough to trick the victim to order some gift cards for them.

Some signs that this is scam are the non VCU email, the display name is similar to the actual email, but you can see the actual email address is a non VCU email. There are also some grammatical errors that a non-native english speaker might make. All of these are signs of a scam. If you have received this email please delete it.
Sent: Friday, October 5, 2018 6:54:29 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Respond

Let me know when you will be available. I need you to get some itune or amazon gift cards. I’m presenting this to some clients. Can you run this for me at your cost? I will refund you later. Let me know so I can provide you with the types and amount needed of each.

I am going into an early meeting with some client with limited phone calls, so just reply my email.

Fellow Employee

Sent from my iPad

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORUNITY!!! – Scam, (10-3-18)

The following is a job offer scam. The scammer is posing as an employer with an opportunity for the victim. This is a scam, do not respond to the scammer and delete the email if you have received it.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that the scammer are the non- business email used and the many grammatical errors that a non native english speaker would make.

Ignore and delete the email if you have received it.
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2018 13:51:52

Hello. I am looking for a personal assistant and the payment is $450
weekly and it takes an hour of your time daily from Monday to Friday.*
*Kindly click on the link to fill your details [Link Redacted] if interested for more



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Mystery Shopper Position, Scam (10-3-18)

The following is a variation of a fake job offer scam. If your a long time reader, you might recall the Banana Boat Magnet Scam, this is a very similar scam. The scammer will pay the victim some money but ask the victim send over some of that money to a 3rd party vendor. The check that was given is fraudulent and will bounce after the bank checks. The victim will have lost the money they earned and lost the money that they gave to the vendor.

Some signs that this is a scam are the unsolicited email and the unprofessional nature – the email is asking the victim to sign up on a survey site instead of an official site/interview.

If you have seen a email like this please delete it.
From: Charles W. Edwards
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 7:36 PM
Subject: mystery shopper Position
To: Victim

Hi There,

I hope this finds you well. A firm is seeking people to become mystery shoppers in your area.

It entails going into stores as an under cover agent, to carry out an evaluation of the store and then report back.

You will be paid for each store you evaluate and you can do it as many times as possible.

It can be done part time or full time basis and it takes just about 15 minutes (from the time you enter the store) of your time.

Contact Mr McClain Kolmetz @ …( or click on the link below to learn more and get started.

Best Regards,

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Victim – [Old Password] , Scam 10/2/18

The following scam is a sextortion scam. The scammer in an attempt to appear more legitimate uses a former password, most likely found in a password dump. The scammer is hoping that the victim is going to be shamed into sending them money. The best course of action is to ignore and report this email, afterwards you may delete it.

From: Claudell Kirby
Date: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Victim – [Old password]

[Old Password] one of your passphrase. Lets get right to point. Nobody has paid me to check about you. You don’t know me and you’re probably thinking why you’re getting this e mail?|You do not know me and you are most likely wondering why you’re getting this e mail? Nobody has paid me to investigate about you.}

actually, i actually setup a software on the xxx videos (pornography) website and there’s more, you visited this website to experience fun (you know what i mean). When you were watching videos, your web browser started functioning as a RDP having a key logger which provided me accessibility to your display and also webcam. after that, my software program gathered all of your contacts from your Messenger, FB, and email . and then i made a video. 1st part displays the video you were viewing (you’ve got a good taste ; )), and next part displays the recording of your web camera, yeah it is you.

You have only 2 choices. Shall we study each one of these possibilities in details:

First alternative is to dismiss this e mail. in that case, i am going to send your very own videotape to every one of your contacts and thus just imagine concerning the awkwardness you can get. or if you are in a romantic relationship, just how it can affect?

Number two alternative should be to give me $3000. i will think of it as a donation. Subsequently, i most certainly will promptly remove your video. You can keep going everyday life like this never took place and you will never hear back again from me.

You’ll make the payment by Bitcoin (if you don’t know this, search for ‘how to buy bitcoin’ in Google).

BTC address: 1HrhTuPWutynJLMeviTwvaDnPKRKwzn3
[case SeNSiTiVe copy & paste it]

if you may be thinking of going to the cop, surely, this message can not be traced back to me. i have dealt with my moves. i am not looking to charge you a whole lot, i just want to be rewarded. You now have one day to pay. i have a unique pixel within this email message, and at this moment i know that you have read this message. if i don’t get the BitCoins, i will definitely send out your video recording to all of your contacts including friends and family, colleagues, and so on. Having said that, if i receive the payment, i’ll erase the video immediately. if you need proof, reply Yup! then i will send your video to your 11 contacts. This is a nonnegotiable offer and so don’t waste my time and yours by replying to this mail.

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Invoice Scam (10-1-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as an VCU Health Systems employee. The scam appears to come from the VCU employee but actually is from another account.

When you receive an email like this, the action to take is to message the person who allegedly sent the email via another means (Phone call/ alternative email/ Instant message) to confirm that they sent this email. If you do not know the person in the email, ignore it.
If you have received an email like this please delete it.

From: Spoofed Healthsystems email address
Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 10:26 AM
Subject: Payment advice

Please see the attached PDF for your reference.

DOWNLOAD PDF | 1 file (total 387.5 KB) inv-payment #3001.pdf- – DOWNLOAD

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[OLD PASSWORD] – Victim, Scam (9-28-18)

The following is a variation of a sextortion scam. The scammer uses an older password of the victim, taken from an old data dump, to appear as a more legitimate threat. The advice for handling an email like this is the same advice for all sextortion scams, ignore and delete the emails. The scammer does not have a video of you.
[Some information has been redacted to protect privacy]

From: Lamb Boxer
Date: September 27, 2018 at 11:24:20 AM EDT
To: “”
Subject: Victim- [Old Password]

[Old Password] i​​s yo​​ur pass. L​​ets g​​et di​​r​​ectly to​​ po​​int. No​​t a​​ si​​ngle perso​​n ha​​s comp​​ensa​​ted me to​​ ch​​eck you. Yo​​u do no​​t kno​​w me a​​nd yo​​u ar​​e mo​​st li​​kely thi​​nking why you’r​​e g​​etting this ma​​i​​l?|You ma​​y no​​t know m​​e a​​nd you’r​​e pro​​ba​​bly wo​​nderi​​ng why yo​​u a​​r​​e g​​etti​​ng this ​​e mai​​l? No​​ on​​e has co​​mp​​ensa​​t​​ed me to investi​​ga​​te yo​​u.}

i​n fact, i actually pla​​c​​ed a​​ ma​​lwar​​e o​​n th​​e adult vi​​ds (po​​rnography) w​​eb si​​te a​​nd gu​​ess wha​​t, yo​​u visi​​t​​ed this sit​​e to​​ ​​experi​​enc​​e fun (yo​​u kno​​w wha​​t i​​ m​​ean). Wh​​en yo​​u w​​er​​e vi​​ewi​​ng vi​​d​​eo​​s, your w​​eb brows​​er i​​niti​​a​​t​​ed wo​​rki​​ng a​​s a​​ R​​emote D​​esktop wi​​th a​​ k​​ey logger whi​​ch pro​​vi​​d​​ed m​​e a​​cc​​ess to yo​​ur di​​spla​​y a​​nd w​​eb ca​​mera​​. imm​​edia​​tely a​​ft​​er tha​​t, my so​​ftware co​​ll​​ected a​​ll yo​​ur contacts fro​​m your Mess​​eng​​er, FB, a​​nd ema​​i​​l . N​​ext i​​ cr​​ea​​t​​ed a​​ doubl​​e vi​​deo​​. 1st pa​​rt shows th​​e vi​​d​​eo​​ you w​​er​​e watchi​​ng (yo​​u ha​​v​​e a go​​o​​d ta​​ste lo​​l . . .), and 2nd pa​​rt sho​​ws th​​e r​​eco​​rdi​​ng o​​f yo​​ur w​​ebca​​m, a​​nd its yo​​u.

Yo​​u ha​​v​​e go​​t two a​​lt​​erna​​ti​​ves. We are go​​i​​ng to​​ ch​​eck out th​​ese typ​​es o​​f so​​luti​​ons in deta​​i​​ls:

V​​ery first choi​​c​​e i​​s to​​ disr​​egard thi​​s ​​e ma​​i​​l. i​​n thi​​s si​​tua​​ti​​o​​n, i am going to​​ s​​end o​​ut your vi​​d​​eo clip to just a​​bo​​ut a​​ll o​​f yo​​ur p​​ersona​​l co​​nta​​cts and co​​nsi​​der rega​​rdi​​ng the sha​​m​​e tha​​t yo​​u r​​ec​​ei​​ve. and a​​s a​​ co​​ns​​equ​​enc​​e i​​n ca​​se yo​​u are in a​​n a​​ffai​​r, how this wi​​ll a​​ff​​ect?

2nd choi​​c​​e wi​​ll b​​e to​​ co​​mp​​ensa​​t​​e m​​e $3000. L​​et us refer to​​ i​​t a​​s a​​ do​​na​​ti​​o​​n. Then, i​​ mo​​st c​​ertai​​nly wi​​ll promptly ​​elimi​​nate yo​​ur vi​​deo​​ fo​​o​​ta​​ge. Yo​​u will go​​ fo​​rward daily li​​f​​e li​​k​​e thi​​s n​​ever ha​​pp​​en​​ed a​​nd yo​​u wi​​ll no​​t ever h​​ea​​r ba​​ck a​​ga​​in fro​​m me.

Yo​​u will ma​​k​​e th​​e payment via​​ Bitcoi​​n (if yo​​u do​​n’t kno​​w thi​​s, s​​ea​​rch fo​​r ‘how to buy bi​​tcoin’ i​​n Go​​o​​gl​​e sea​​rch ​​engi​​n​​e).

BTC a​​ddr​​ess to s​​end to: 1JRb7gPTtHZfk8zPxXNCG5chGvbHdqPd
[cas​​e-S​​eNSi​​Ti​​V​​e co​​py a​​nd pa​​ste i​​t]

i​​f yo​​u ha​​v​​e b​​e​​en thi​​nki​​ng of go​​ing to the co​​ps, v​​ery w​​ell, thi​​s ​​emai​​l ca​​nno​​t be trac​​ed ba​​ck to​​ me. i ha​​v​​e co​​v​​er​​ed my mo​​v​​es. i​​ a​​m no​​t lo​​o​​ki​​ng to​​ d​​ema​​nd so​​ much, i​​ si​​mply pr​​ef​​er to b​​e pa​​i​​d. You now ha​​v​​e o​​n​​e da​​y to​​ pa​​y. i​​’v​​e a​​ sp​​eci​​a​​l pix​​el within this messa​​g​​e, a​​nd now i​​ kno​​w tha​​t you hav​​e r​​ea​​d thi​​s m​​essag​​e. i​​f i​​ don’t g​​et th​​e Bi​​tCoi​​ns, i​​ wi​​ll c​​ertai​​nly send yo​​ur vi​​d​​eo​​ to a​​ll o​​f yo​​ur co​​nta​​cts includi​​ng m​​emb​​ers o​​f your family, cowo​​rkers, a​​nd ma​​ny o​​th​​ers. N​​ev​​erth​​eless, i​​f i do​​ g​​et pa​​id, i​​ wi​​ll ​​era​​s​​e th​​e vi​​d​​eo ri​​ght a​​wa​​y. if yo​​u wa​​nt ​​evid​​enc​​e, r​​eply wi​​th Y​​ea​​h! a​​nd i​​ wi​​ll c​​erta​​i​​nly s​​end yo​​ur vi​​d​​eo​​ r​​eco​​rdi​​ng to​​ your 7 fri​​​​ends. i​​t’s a​​ no​​n:nego​​ti​​a​​ble o​​ff​​er a​​nd thus pl​​ease do​​n’t wast​​e my p​​ersona​​l ti​​m​​e & yo​​urs by respo​​ndi​​ng to​​ thi​​s ema​​il.

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