Archive | September, 2017

You have a document waiting (9/22/2017)

The following scam attempts to trick its recipients into clicking on a link to sign a document, and will subsequently steal their user credentials. Please delete this message if you received it.

 

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From: <F.Rayser@companyrelay.us>
Date: Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:12 AM
Subject:
To: victim@vcu.edu

 

You have a document waiting from:

<<xxxxxx>>

Please sign the below Document

Finance_report_first_quarter_2017 <<Link removed>>

 

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Library Account Phishing Attempt (9/18/2017)

The following scam attempts to trick its recipients into clicking on a link, and will subsequently steal their user credentials. Notice the non-vcu email address,  the incorrect login link, the fake VCU phone number, a toll free number, and the content of the email which tries to convey a sense of urgency; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: Library.vcu.edu <xxxxxxxs@giresun.edu.tr>
Date: 17 Sep 2017 12:32:50
Subject: Library Account
To:

 

Dear Member,

Your access to your library account is expiring soon due to inactivity. To continue to have access to the library services, you must reactivate your account.
For this purpose, click the web address below or copy and paste it into your web browser. A successful login will activate your account and you will be redirected to your library profile.

http://login[.]vcu[.]REDACTED/cas/login

If you are not able to login, please contact Sarah Miller at shmiller@vcu.edu for immediate assistance.

Sincerely,

Sarah Miller
VCU Libraries
James Branch Cabell Library
Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) XXX-XXXX (REDACTED)
(804) 828-1111

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Blackboard Scam (9/15/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its recipients into clicking on a link, and will subsequently steal their user credentials. Notice the non-Blackboard email address, the generic language, and the masked non-Blackboard link; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: BlackBoard.Learns@sline.com <xxxxxxx@sline.com>
Date: Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM
Subject: Action Required:Important Document
To:

Dear Member:

You have new Secure document notifications from Blackboard Learn

For your security reason, CLICK HERE (Malicious link removedto read your secure message notification.
the document it’s very important.

Blackboard Learn | Services
1997-2017 Blackboard Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Missed Meeting Slideshow scam (9/12/2017)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently lead to the theft of the victims’ login credentials. Notice the unknown email address, generic language, the masked link, and the non-VCU, non-VCUHS link; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: <Tabby[.]M@virginialaw2[.]us>
Date: Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 9:16 AM
Subject: What was Jane talking about this morning?
To: XXXXX@vcu.edu

I know you wasn’t at the meeting, but did you see the presentation…

Financial

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Mystery Shopper scam (9/8/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its recipients into providing sensitive personal information to the scammer. Notice the personal Gmail address, generic message, and the request for personal information; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: <chrxxxxxxxxxx30@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 10:07 AM
Subject: chrxxxxxxxxxxxx30@gmail.com has shared Directory – Radford University
To:

Part Time Mystery Shopper Job is available, If interested reply to (grxxxxxxxxxx615@gmail.com) with your: Full Name Home Address Phone: For more

Directory – Radford University
http://www.rxxxxd.edu/content/rxxxxxxxxhxxx/dxxxxxxx.html#2sYtw5upz0pR1P0w.03


chrxxxxxxxxxx30@gmail.com shared this using Po.st

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CEO message scam (9/6/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link and subsequently steals their credentials. Notice the unknown sender and non-VCU link when mouse over link is done; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: xxxrrly@richmondrep.us
Sent: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 8:32 AM
Subject: Too Funny….

Wow, have you seen the CEO’s blog!

Click here (Malicious link removed)

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VCU Email Update Scam (9/1/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its recipients into sending their username and password information back to the scammer over email. Please note that no legitimate organizations will ever ask anyone to send usernames and passwords via email. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From Ryan XXXXXX <rXXXXXX@students.towson.edu>
Time: Thu 8/31/2017 11:22 AM
To:

Subject Urgent

VCU email update program, fill the below form correctly to update your email account.

Full Name:
Email Address:
Username:
Password:
Confirm Password:

VCU EMAIL UPDATE (C) 2017

 

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