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.

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From: DXXXXXXXXX <xxxxxxdj@vcu.edu>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 1:59 PM
To:
Reply-to: DXXXXXXXX <ronxxxxxxxx@gmail.com>

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
Amount:$950
Phone:314-688-3212
 
Thanks

 

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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: <evil@companyrelay.us>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:50 AM
Subject: who was that in our office?
To: Victim@vcu.edu

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

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Reception

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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.

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From: <xxxxxxx@advanced-tactic.info>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 8:46 AM
Subject: Login verification
To:

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

http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:443?uid=BDOb%2BQWIpLjDRG6QjojkvZpRzFy%2FgZhN8bDPzaSx3%2FN3so%2BU8cO2JM1%2F3uIpqca9tbS03MLE8kMb%0AxSYwIrknve3G0DVOPkpNLgFV9TysV%2F0%3D

Thanks

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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: <evil@vcuiclouds.com>
Date: Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:02 AM
Subject: Rams Fan ID
To: victim@vcu.edu

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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