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 email, the sense of urgency, and the non-VCU link, all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete the email if you received it. For more information on email and phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227 or helpIT@vcu.edu
From: School Library <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/23/2014 11:04AM
Subject: Account Notice
A suspicious activity has been detected on this account. For your safety, we have suspended your online access.
Please re-activate your account by clicking on the “ Re-activate My Account” button below:
Re-activate My Account (Malicious link redacted)
We apologize for any inconveniences caused as your security is important to us.