Archive | March 14, 2018

RE: Account-Update, Scam (3/14/2018)

The following scam impersonates an outlook message that someone has logged onto the victim’s account and the account will be suspended unless the user signs in to verify it was them.

This is a well crafted phish that creates a false sense of urgency that the victim’s account is compromised and the only way to resolve this issue is to open the link and enter your credentials to confirm ownership of your account. Some giveaway’s that this is a scam is that the email account that this scam was sent from is not from the official Outlook email. The link is also a shorted URL to help mask the true URL, anytime you see a shortened link from someone you don’t trust do not open it!

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Cxxxx Kxxxxx [mailto:cxxxx.kxxxx@lau.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:40 PM
To: victim@vcu.edu
Subject: RE: Account-Update

Your account was recently signed in from an unknown Location, Click here for verification MALICIOUS LINK REMOVED to avoid account being suspended.

Thanks

Outlook Support Team

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***********Job Available for Student*********** or Employment For Student!Employment For Student !! Employment For Student!!! , Scam (03/14/2018)

The following is a repeat of a job offer scam. It seems that emailing fake job offers is a very common method of collecting personally identifiable information. The scammers have decided to keep the Dr. John Largen name for now but it can change.

The scam is offering a job opportunity for students to work for a doctor who is out of country, buying supplies for him and mail letters for him. The offer is for $620 a week! This is a scam. No one will offer a job without an interview. The deal is too good to be true. The scammer asks for your personal information which will be used to steal your identity. The scammer will also ask for you to purchase items for them and not pay reimburse or pay you the promised amount. To spot a scam like this, think about the offer. Is it too good to be true? If so it’s likely the offer is a scam. Notice that the email is not even from a business email or from the Department of Disability Resources and Educational Services which the scammer claims to be an employee of.

The body of the email is empty but has an attachment of a text document with the offer written inside ( I have posted below). If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Dr John Largen
Date: Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 8:37 AM
Subject: ***********Job Available for Student***********
To: Victim@vcu.edu

I am Dr. John Largen and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition,many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.This is a very simple employment.

You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $620 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of April 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile

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