Archive | May 9, 2017

Payment scam (5/9/17)

The following scam attempts to trick an administrative personnel into making fraudulent payments. Notice the generic language and the non-VCU reply-to address; both are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.


Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:59 PM
Reply-to: DXXXXXXXX <>

The payment is for the computer supplies i purchased today i get the invoice to you later today.
Name: Ciara Jones
Address: 1805 N 21ST Street St Louis MO 63106


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Who was that scam (5/9/2017)

Another phishing attempt; this one is simplistic in nature, but appeals to common curiosity. Please refrain from clicking on the nefarious link. Delete and do not forward to your friends.


From: <>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:50 AM
Subject: who was that in our office?

Did you see who walked past….I took a picture!



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Login verification scam (5/9/17)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a link and subsequently compromise your credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address and the non-VCU link; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam.


From: <>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 8:46 AM
Subject: Login verification

Could you confirm that you can login…remember it’s the only we have to check


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Rams Fan ID Scam (5/9/2017)

Below is the latest phishing scam to hit VCU, just in time for finals. Notice the fake VCU email address, plus both links lead to non-VCU websites. Please make sure to delete this email, and do NOT forward it to anyone else.


From: <>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:02 AM
Subject: Rams Fan ID

Dear Rams Fan,

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Logon at the following link:Sign up

Connect with other Rams fans, post opinions and comments on the social wall or start a discussion in the Fan Forum!

Check it out, open the word document via this link now and enter your zipcode to join the Fans’ Forum.

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