Mail Dispatcher Scam (part 2) (6-23-15)

This is a typical “get rich quick” type scam that we often see go to students who are seen as naive to attackers. The scam will attempt to get personal information under the guise of a job offer. The scammer may have a few back and forth emails to get additional information such as bank account and routing numbers, along with social security, and birth dates for “HR” purposes. Keep in mind that if a job offer comes along that you never applied to, it is more than likely a scam. If it seems to good to be true, it is.

From:        JOSEPH WALKER <@seniorservicesiwv.org>
To:        Recipients <>,
Date:        06/23/2015 02:58 PM
Subject:        MAIL DISPATCHER NEEDDED


We will like to bring your attention to this lucrative paying job, It's mailing letter incorporation letter through ups or fed-ex,

The needful for start-up, a ups account online or fedex transportation (gas fee)  will be provided.

Your stipend is $380 for mailing 400 envelopes, total of $1520 monthly .

Only interested candidate should apply. Looking forward to your prompt response to this offer.
Regards

inxxxxxxxxxx491@gmail.com

JOSEPH WALKER

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Mail Dispatcher Needed Scam (6-23-15)

This is a typical “get rich quick” type scam that we often see go to students who are seen as naive to attackers. The scam will attempt to get personal information under the guise of a job offer. The scammer may have a few back and forth emails to get additional information such as bank account and routing numbers, along with social security, and birth dates for “HR” purposes. Keep in mind that if a job offer comes along that you never applied to, it is more than likely a scam. If it seems to good to be true, it is.

From:        Thomas Smith <Adminlgirl@fuse.net>
To:        Recipients <Adminlgirl@fuse.net>,
Date:        06/23/2015 02:21 PM
Subject:        MAIL DISPATCER NEEDED



We will like to bring your attention to this lucrative paying job, It's mailing letter payroll checks through ups or fed-ex,

The needful for start-up, (ups or fed-ex, transportation (gas fee)  will be provided.

The envelopes will be prepared by the client all you need to do is print the labels attached then drop off at fedex or ups.

You are require to have a printer or be close to a library and a means of transportation. we also advice you to create yahoo messenger account for effective communication (for chatting purposes).https://messenger.yahoo.com/download/

Your stipend is $400 for mailing 400 envelopes, total of $1600 monthly.

If you are interested in this lucrative job send me your Full Name, Address,State,City Zipcode Telephone Number and age Email.

Only interested candidate should apply. Looking forward to your prompt response to this offer.
Regards

tsxxxxxxx@gmail.com

Thomas Smith

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Mailbox Security Update 6/23/15

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. 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.
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From: 78E E.E.PU – HERBEVILLE <redacted.fr>
Date: Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 8:33 AM
Subject: important security update
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Dear email email account user, This important security update is mandated for all our email account users who must have receive this email, We just released an important security update for all our email account against spamming email receive from an unknown identify email senders.

Click ==> http://redacted.

To access your update please know that we take your safety very serious to us and failure to do so immediately will lead to suspension of your email account. If unable to click the link we advise you to copy and paste it into a new browser. (c) 2015 admin. IT Support Team.

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Mailbox full scam

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victims’ login credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, generic email and non-VCU link; all of which are tell tale signs of scam. Please delete this email if you received it and contact the VCU helpIT center at helpIT@vcu.edu or 828-2227 for more information about phishing and email scams.

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From: Ladd, Linda <LLadd@mail.twu.edu>
Date: Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 10:34 AM
Subject: RE: Your mailbox is almost full!
To: “Ladd, Linda” <LLadd@mail.twu.edu>


From: Ladd, Linda
Sent: Monday, June 22, 2015 9:31 AM
Subject: Your mailbox is almost full!
Your Mailbox Is Almost Full!
2426MB                       5000MB
Your mailbox account has exceeded it storage limit. You will not be able to receive new mails until you update your account.
Please Click Here to complete your update for our new Owa/outlook improved web mail.
ITS-Help Desk
© 2015 Microsoft Corporation.
All rights reserved
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You Have Queued Messages Scam (6-22-15)

This phishing attempt is somewhat clever in the sense that it will take your email address and pre-populate a webpages saying “Please Verify user@vcu.edu.” It will then ask for your password in order to access “sensitive account” information. This email is clearly phishing for the following reasons:

1. The sender is not even a VCU IT account

2. It is signed with a generic “IT Department” signature

3. VCU IT staff will never send a generica email or ask you to validate your account in this form.

From: IT Department <redacted@berkeley.edu>
To: redacted@vcu.edu,
Date: 06/21/2015 07:21 PM
Subject: You have queued messages

You need to revalidate your account to receive queued emails. Click here to revalidate
IT Department

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Urgent email update scam (6/19/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a malicious link, which will then steal the victims’ credentials. Notice the non-VCU link, the sense of urgency, and generic language, all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it, and contact the helpIT center  at 828-2227 or helpit@vcu.edu for any additional information.

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From: VCU ITS <wangaj@mymail.vcu.edu>
Date: Fri, Jun 19, 2015 at 4:37 PM
Subject: Urgent
To:

VCU email update program CLICK HERE: (malicious link redacted) and fill the form correctly to update your email account.​
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Mailbox Security Upate (6/17/2015)

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. 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.
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From: VCU Administration <redacted@gmail.com>
To:undisclosed-recipients:
Date: 06/17/2015 10:42 AM
Subject: This Mail is from Administrator help desk

This important security update is mandated for all our email account users who must have receive this email, We just released an important security update for all our email account against spamming email receive from an unknown identify senders. click here ==> http://redacted.webeden.co.uk/ to access your update please know that we take your safety very serious us and failure to do so immediately will lead to suspension of your email account. If unable to click the link we advise you to copy and paste it into a new browser. (c) 2015 admin. IT Support Team.

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Mail Quota Scam (6/17/15)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victim’s personal information or sale unwanted services. It’s a good idea to not follow any email links asking you to validate your email account and increase your quota. 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.

To: undisclosed-recipients:
From: VCU Administration <redacted@gmail.com>
Date: 06/17/2015 11:11AM
Subject: Mail Quota

138MB 131MB

Your mailbox is full and needed to be update now by clicking this update webpage:=>   http://redacted.webeden.co.uk/   and Increase your Mail Quota. Failure to do so immediately will lead to suspension of your email account, if you are unable to click the link, you are advised to copy and paste it in a new browser.

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IRS Phone scam (6/8/15)

The following phone scam attempts to trick its recipient into calling the specified number so that the scammer may trick the individual into providing sensitive personal information or financial information. Notice the scam utilizes a generic recording delivered over the phone, and attempts to use scare tactic into tricking its victims into calling back. If you received this phone call or voicemail, please delete it.

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Message from 202-559-6606:

This is in reference to a criminal lawsuit filed against you. Your case number is CH94436. The moment you receive this message I need you or your attorney of record to return the call. The issue at hand is extremely time sensitive. My phone number is 202-559-6606. Do not disregard the message. Do return the call. Now, if you don’t return the call and I don’t hear from the attorney either, the only thing I can do is wish you good luck as the situation unfolds on you

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VCU Terror Alert Scam (5/30/15)

The following phishing E-mail was sent to VCU users.   VCU will never ask for your account information or password by e-mail.  This particular email was sent to us with only a copy of the email body so we are unable to determine who is sending the email.  If you received this scam, please delete it. For more information on phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at 828-2227.

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

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