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” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: May 23, 2015 at 3:21:57 PM EDT
Subject: Systems Updates
Students and Faculty/Staff,
System Communication is pleased to inform you of the new system security policy updates, which
starts today May 23, 2015.
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.
We hope you enjoy working with the new email policy!