The following scam attempts to trick its victims into call the scammer, which will attempt to trick the victim into providing money to the scammer. Notice the sense of urgency, non-existent sender’s address, and the solicitation phone number, both of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. If you have received this type of emails, it is best to contact your own local IT support to verify its legitimacy. For more information on email and phishing scams, please contact the VCU helpIT center at helpIT@vcu.edu or 828-2227.
From: “PSOT Network” (firstname.lastname@example.org) – There is no psotnetwork.pw
Date: 11/22/2013 04:21PM
Subject: Your email email@example.com is infected
We’re receiving a lot of spam emails on our network from your email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think you’re not sending these emails, it’s very likely that your computer has been infected by some kind of internet virus.
We urge you to immediately take action and get your PC cleaned by certified technician to avoid any data loss too.
You can find list of recommended Microsoft Certified technicians at bottom of this email.
FixMyPC Technical Support (Toll Free): 855-xxx-xx28 (Phone number redacted)