Archive | April, 2017

Invoice scam (4/27/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victim into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently infect the victims’ computer or steal the victims’ credentials and information. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, the non-VCU malicious link, and the generic language; all of which are tell-tale signs of a phishing scam. If you received this message, then please delete it.


From: “” <>
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:13 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Invoice from (25 Apr 17)

Please find attached your Invoice dated – 25 Apr 17 any queries please ring the following:-

96506 431911
The following are attached to this email:
NLV704352.PDF (Malicious link removed)

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Apple Purchase Confirmation Scam (4/18/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently steal their personal information. Notice the non-Apple sender’s email, non-Apple link, and the message intended to incite fear; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.


From: Apple ID []
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 8:19 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Notification: Purchase Confirmation



[Billing Fraud] Apple Store Recently Purchase Confirmation

Thank you for purchasing the following item : Space Qube

Order Number : MHDH6YMK37
Order Total : $64.99

Please log in to your Apple account and provide the requested information through the Resolution Center
If we don’t receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activityPlease Verify your account information by clicking on the link login and please cancel the transaction this purchase

Login now (malicious shortened link removed)

Thanks for choosing Apple,

This Is An Automatically Generated Email, Please Do Not Reply You Are Receiving This Email Because You Are A Registered Member Of Apple Read Our Privacy Policy,Security and Protection If You Have Any Questions and

Apple Support

Email ID: 163327

Copyright ? 2017 Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland. All rights reserved.
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Vodaphone Scam (4/13/2017)

Recent emails have been coming through to faculty and staff regarding Vodaphone Bills. Obviously, if you do not have or use a Vodaphone, you should ignore and delete this email. If you do use a Vodaphone, it would be recommended to contact the vendor directly as this source of this email is not legitimate.

Check your bill online ›

We are sending you a copy of your bill as requested.

To view, print or download a JS copy of your invoice, click the link below: rx6e

This month it comes to £188.

Thank you

Vodafone Customer Services team

How do I track my usage?

Android and iOS users can control their account on the go with the My Vodafone app. It shows you how much data, minutes and texts you’ve used during the month, making it easy to manage your allowance.

To track spend simply swipe to switch between screens and compare your current balance to last month’s bill. And stay in control of your spend by seeing if you have any out of bundle charges

Privacy Policy

Company Details
Vodafone Limited. Registered address: Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2FN. Registered in England No. 1471587.

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Money transfer scam (4/7/17)

The following scam attempts to trick individuals into initiating a wire transfer scam. The emails will usually pretend like it came from the supervisor or department head, asking whether the individual is available. If the individual responds, then the scammer will ask for a wire transfer. Notice the non-VCU email address, generic language, and the unusual request; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please be on the look-out for these scams and notify the VCU Information Security Office when you see them.


Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Re:

I need you to process a wire transfer, Let me know if we still have enough time to get that done today?



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