Archive | August 28, 2017

Advance Order / Invoice Scam (8/28/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently attempt to steal login information from the victim.  Notice the non-VCU / non-VCUHS sender’s email, the generic message, and the hidden link going to a third party website; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete if you received this message.

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From: SAUDI MAALIM CHEMICALS Est. [mailto:urxxxxxxxar@urxxxxxxxar.com]
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 3:09 PM
To: xxxxx xxxxxxx<xxxxx.xxxxxxx@vcuhealth.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Advanced Order

 

To: xxxxxxxx@mcvh-vcu.edu

 

Please kindly confirm your bank details in the invoice as payment will be made tomorrow.

 

Note: Invoice is sent in secure docuSign format for security reasons.

 

Thank you.

 

INVOICE.xlsx (Malicious link removed)                                                      View | Download (Malicious link removed)

 

Best Regards

 

 

Vincent Infinito CTS

 

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

SAUDI MAALIM CHEMICALS Est.

Tel: +966 13 847 8491 / 8148601 Ext : 104

Fax: +966 13 847 849

Mob: +966 55 660732

Email : bab@ics.org.ir

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Transfer scam (8/28/17)

The following Phishing attempt tries to trick an employee into responding to the scammer to setup a fund transfer. Notice the email is from an unknown email address. This is a tell tale sign of an initial hook in these types of scams. If you receive suspicious messages like this, then it is always good to verify with the actual person over the phone before proceeding.

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From: Sheryl xxxand [mailto:xxx341@gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2017 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Response

I would have texted you or called you about this but it is very urgent and so frustrating that i couldn’t get it done myself. Wanted to know if you can help me send to money through Western Union or Money Gram . I tried having $1500 sent to someone but it kept giving me some kind of error online. Was hoping you could help in sending it on my behalf, I’ll have the money back to you . Until i hear from you ..

Thanks.

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Charitable Gesture (8/26/17)

Be careful with this type of message. Similar messages were used to steal people’s personal information. Unless you trust the sender, don’t click links or reply with personal information.

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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:45 PM
Subject: Good News

Your e-mail address was among the beneficiary chosen as Susanne Klatten gives out a part of her wealth as a free will financial aid. Contact her email: harrietth54@gmail.com for more details

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Free money scam (8/28/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into contacting the scammer, who will then attempt to steal the victim’s information or money through some form of “processing fee”. Notice the unknown individual named in the email, the gmail email address, and the too good to be true message; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Cxxxxxxxx, Louis [mailto:Louis.Cxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 11:45 PM
Subject: Good News

 

Your e-mail address was among the beneficiary chosen as Susanne Klatten gives out a part of her wealth as a free will financial aid. Contact her email:hxxxxxxxx54@gmail.com for more details

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