Archive | May 18, 2017

VCU Fan House Scam (5/18/17)

The following scam is a targeted phishing attempt that tries to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Please note the non-VCU sender’s email address, and the hidden link; both are signs of a scam. Please do not click on the link and delete the email if you received it.


From: <>
Date: Thu, May 18, 2017 at 10:45 AM
Subject: VCU RAMS

Be a winner.

Everything you do on VCU Fan House earns you points toward awesome perks, prizes and experiences from the VCU Department of Athletics



Simply sign in daily, earn points and see if you’re a winner! The more you do, the greater your chances are of winning!

Review the latest list of winners for week ending 10 May 2017. Click on the list of winners here. (malicious link removed)

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Photo Scam (5/18/17)

A basic phishing attempt hitting inboxes, note the generic language and use of playing on one’s past memories.


From: []
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 3:37 PM
Subject: Just Wondering…


I think I know you. I’ve just started working here and your name is familiar…is this a photo of you when you were at our High School? If not I’m sorry…

Click here


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