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HelpDesk scam (8/18/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the user’s credentials; notice the generic language, non-VCU sender’s email address, sense of urgency, and the non-VCU link; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.


From: Aaron Lim <>
Date: August 18, 2017 at 8:58:35 PM EDT
Subject: HelpDesk

All Staffs and Students are expected to migrate to the New 2017 Microsoft Outlook Web portal to access the below, 
click here (Malicious link removed) to migrate:

·    Access the new staff directory

·    Access your pay slips and P60s

·    Update your ID photo

·     E-mail and Calendar Flexibility 

·    Connect mobile number to e-mail for voicemail 


Important notice:  All staffs and students are expected to migrate within 24 hours to avoid delay on mail delivery.


On behalf of IT Support. This is a group email account and its been monitored 24/7, therefore, please do not ignore this notification, because its very compulsory. 
Admin Team.


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