Archive | July, 2012

Microsoft Mailbox Quota Scam (7/30/12)

Below is an email, or phishing, scam purported to be from Microsoft concerning mailbox quota.  This is an attempt to trick the recipient to click on a link that will either take someone to a site that will download malware software to their computer or attempt to gather their personal information. This message is fake and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.

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From:        “Lynette Jordan” <Lynette.Jordan@jemezpueblo.org>
To:        
Date:        07/30/2012 12:03 PM
Subject:        Message From Micorosoft Helpdesk: Do This Now


Your mailbox is almost full.

241MB 244MB
Current size Maximum size

The Micorosoft Helpdesk is currently upgradting datebase server from the old server to the new server Please click the link below and fill all information to upgrade now. 
 
CLICK HERE
Thank You

Micosoft Helpdesk

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“Notice from Helpdesk” scam

This phishing email scam is intended to lure its victims into clicking on a link and providing their credentials to the scammers. The tell tale signs here are: 1. The email came from a non-VCU account. 2. Verbiage used here are very generic. 3. The link is hosted on another website 4. There is a sense of urgency relayed in the message. If you have received this email or other similar emails, please do not click on the links provided and delete them. For more information on phishing or email scams, please contact VCU HelpIT center at 828-2227 or HelpIT@vcu.edu.

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From:        “Serna Uchima, Ruben Raul” (RUBENS@iadb.org)
To:        
Date:        07/27/2012 08:14 AM
Subject:        Important Notice From Help Desk !!!


Attn. Mail User!

Information Technology Services (ITS) are currently updating our new website accounts. This will provide you the ability to store a greatly Increased amount of e-mail correspondence in your e-mail account.
Your account has been selected, as one of the accounts that are to be upgraded.

Please click the link below and follow the instruction to view our new website after login

CLICK HERE: hxxp://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.yyy/phpform2/forms/form1.html (Link is redacted)

The new minimum quota level for e-mail accounts will be set to 1000mb.

Web Support Team


!!! WARNING! !!!
Failure to log out will allow others to access your account. Closing the browser window does NOT log you out properly. To log out, please click one of the “Log out” icons in the browser window.

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Mailbox Full Email Scam (7/27/12)

Below is another email, or phishing, scam concerning mailbox size limits. This is an attempt to trick the recipient to click on a link that will either take someone to a site that will download malware software to their computer or attempt to gather their personal information. This message is fake and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.

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From:        “Campbell Natalie (NORTH WEST LONDON HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)” <nataliecampbell1@nhs.net> 
To:        
 
Date:        
07/27/2012 02:08 AM 
Subject:        
Your mailbox is full.



Your mailbox is full.

 

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We receive daily you account have been blocked and made inactive to protect you, so to activate and unblock your account before routine deletion by our servers,please click 
HERE 

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This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient please inform the
sender that you have received the message in error before deleting it.
Please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents:
to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.

Thank you for your co-operation.

NHSmail is the secure email and directory service available for all NHS staff in England and Scotland
NHSmail is approved for exchanging patient data and other sensitive information with NHSmail and GSi recipients
NHSmail provides an email address for your career in the NHS and can be accessed anywhere

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More Mailbox is full scam (7/27/12)

The following is another “Mailbox is full scam”. This phishing scam is again designed to steal your credentials, but is a tad bit more sophisticated than others. The from address is a spoofed, or fake email address made to look like it came from VCU. However, the subtle tell tale signs in this email are: 1. The email relayed a sense of urgency. 2. The email link is going to Google Docs Spreadsheets, which is notorious for hosting these email scams. 3. No contact information is given other than the link. For more information on email scams, please contact HelpIT at 828-2227 or HelpIT@vcu.edu.
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From: Virginia Commonwealth University (admin@vcu.edu)
Date: 07/26/2012 04:54PM
Subject: Your Mailbox Quota
Your Mailbox Quota has exceeded its storage limit as set by Virginia Commonwealth University. To Re-validate your e-mail account, please click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Redacted)

Note that failure to provide your login details correctly will result to immediate closure of your email account from our database

© 2012 Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Another Mailbox quota phishing scam (7/27/12)

The following email is yet another “your mailbox is full” scam designed to steal your credentials. The tell tale signs here are the sender of the email is not from VCU, the message is generic and full of grammatical errors. If you have received this scam or any other similar “mailbox is full” type of scams, please ignore and delete the email from your inbox. For more information on email scams, please contact VCU HelpIT center at 828-2227 or HelpIT@vcu.edu.
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From: “Campbell Natalie (NORTH WEST LONDON HOSPITALS NHS TRUST)” (nataliecampbell1@nhs.net)
To:
Date: 07/27/2012 02:08 AM
Subject: Your mailbox is full.

Your mailbox is full.
2MB 2MB

We receive daily you account have been blocked and made inactive to protect you, so to activate and unblock your account before routine deletion by our servers,please click HERE

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US Postal Service Email Scam (7/26/12)

The following email is a email scam designed to infect the victim’s computer with malware. The scam attempts to trick the user into opening the attached file, which contains a malicious program that can steal the victim’s information. If you have received such email or similar emails, please do not open the attachment and simply discard it. Keep in mind, you should always question emails from strangers, and always be cautious if the email contains attachment. For more information on email scams or to report a scam, please contact VCU HelpIT center at 828-2227 or HelpIT@vcu.edu.
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From: US Parcel Service
To:
Subject: You should come to the post office

Notification,

Your parcel can’t be delivered by courier service.

Reason deny: Postal code isn’t valid
LOCATION: Arlington
STATUS: not delivered
SERVICE: Express Mail
ITEM NUMBER:U679135125NU
FEATURES: No

Label is enclosed to the letter.
Print a label and show it at your post office.

Attention!
If the parcel isn’t received within 30 working days our company will have the right to claim compensation from you for it’s keeping in the amount of $13.73 for each day of keeping.

You can find the information about the procedure and conditions of parcels keeping in the nearest office.

Thank you for using our services.
USPS Customer Services.

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Mailbox Update Email Scam (7/22/12)

Below is an email, or phishing, scam that is again tied to mailbox storage. This is an attempt to trick the recipient to click on a link that will either take someone to a site that will download malware software to their computer or attempt to gather their personal information. This message is fake and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.
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From:        Adnan Benhim
To:        “info@feedback.com” <info@feedback.com>
Date:        07/22/2012 01:35 PM
Subject:        Your Mailbox Update


To ensure quick, responsive e-mail services, it is necessary to establish limits on the amount of e-mail each user may store on the system. 
Our records show that you have almost exhausted your usage allowance provided with your webmail service.
Depending on your current storage space you may request for additional storage.
Please click here to request for additional storage.
 
Thank you,

System Administrator

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Emergency Alert! Email Scam (7/19/12)

This is new tactic by the email , phishing, scammers to use emergency notification to try and get at your data. This is an attempt to trick the recipient to click on a link that will either take someone to a site that will download malware software to their computer or attempt to gather their personal information. This message is fake and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.

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From: Virginia Commonwealth University<webteam1@9.cn>
Date: Sun, May 6, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Subject: Emergency Alert!
To:
Dear Virginia Commonwealth University Account Holder,

Confirm your webmail account by clicking or coping the link below in other to avoid closure:

https://docs.google.com/a/crimson.ua.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVSdGh5dDFRSVNTNWVFY05zRC1udlE6MQ


Thanks for your Co-operation,
The Virginia Commonwealth University Webteam.

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Account Access Email Scam (7/19/12)

The message below is an attempt to trick the recipient to click on a link that will either take someone to a site that will download malware software to their computer or attempt to gather their personal information. This message is fake and should be deleted. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions.
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From: “Baas, Haley”
Date: 07/19/2012 12:32PM
Subject: Urgent information regarding your access to E-mail

This message contains urgent information regarding your access to E-mail network systems. The password for your network account has been tempered with and must be checked.

Your network account password controls access to various systems and services such as email. To avoid any interruption of service to the above systems and services, please log in and confirm your password now. To do so, please log on to the URL below to confirm your password.

http://serverupgrade.atwebpages.com/emPageServlet/login.php

Thank you,

Information Technology

To confirm your login information, please go to
http://serverupgrade.atwebpages.com/emPageServlet/login.php

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Another “Free Money” Scam (7/19/12)

Most of us should know by now that if we are offered free money from others, especially some foreign royalty, then it is most likelys a scam. Yet, the scammers kept on using these old tricks. The following scam is intended to lure its victim to divulge information or “transaction fees” to the scammer, by promising the victim lucrative monetary rewards. If you see this email or emails like this, please disregard it. For more information on email and phishing scams, please contact VCU HelpIT center at 828 – 2227 or helpit@vcu.edu

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From:        “Hon. Maria Ntuli” (mntuli-dmspsa@hotmail.com)
To:         
Date:        07/19/2012 08:28 AM
Subject:        Please read the note attached and reply. Deputy Social Dev. Minister South Africa!


 
Please read the note attached and reply. Deputy Social Dev. Minister South Africa!

Attachment: LETTER.DOC (Deleted)

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