Archive | March 26, 2018

Warning scam (3/26/18)

The following scam attempts to use scare tactic to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the generic language, hidden link, and lack of mention of any service provider, all of these are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: Soumendu S. Bhattacharjee <sbhaxxxxxxxx@triumf.ca>
Date: Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 7:01 AM
Subject: Re: Warning
To: 



We are currently deleting all unused account to create spaces for new accounts. there are too many unused account to prevent your account from closed, you  to click the link below and sign in to back up your account and contact from been close.

for more security, CLICK HERE  (malicious link removed) And we’ll help you take corrective action.

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VCU Help, Scam (3-26-2018)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as VCU Help Desk. The scam will have the victim believe that their account has been flagged as a possible compromised account and in order to verify that the victim’s account is not compromised they will need to click a link.

Some signs that this is a scam are, the non business emails, the random capitalization, and the poor grammar. VCU help desk will never email you from an account not part of the university and they will be using a service account. Look at the email address it is random and is not reputable, never trust an email if you are not expecting one from the sender. The email also attempts to scare the user into believe they will lose access to their account unless they click said link.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Lesley Marisa 50787217@mylife.unisa.ac.za
Date: Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 12:19 PM
Subject: VCU help
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Due to a recent email scam that has been going around the VCU, Most Student Self Service accounts have been compromised.

Your account access has been indefinitely revoked. Log on to VCU Self Service to have your account verified and reactivated now.

Click here to log on (Malicious Link Removed)

Thank you,

Help Desk

VCU

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Package Delivery Delay, Scam (3-26-2018)

The following is a scam where the scammer poses as a package delivery representative. The scam involves alerting the victim that a package meant for them is delayed. In order to see the updated information on their package the victim needs to click a link.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that; the user is not expecting a package, the scammer is emailing from a non-business email, and the name on the email is not the same as the email signature. The email signature claims to be from an automated system yet uses a personal account instead of a service account. All of these are signs that this is a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: “Amanda.Cheyanne@usmillaw.us” Amanda.Cheyanne@usmillaw.us
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Package Delivery Delay
Date: 26 March 2018 10:33
To: “Victim”

Dear Sir/Madam

Your package has been delayed.

Please click on the tracking number to see its new delivery date

Tracking New Delivery Date ( MALICIOUS LINK REMOVED)

Thanks,

M.Goodwin

(DX Logistics Manager)

(Please do not reply to this message, it is an automated system)

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[WARNING : ENCRYPTED-NOT A/V SCANNED] Attached Resume (03/26/2018)

The Following email attempts to trick the recipient into opening a malicious word document. If you get this email please delete it.

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From: James Johnson <hpvrwcvl@www.catsanddogs.co.za>
Date: Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 10:37 PM
Subject: [WARNING : ENCRYPTED-NOT A/V SCANNED] Attached Resume
To: victim@vcu.edu

Hi,
I am absolutely interested in a job.

Find my attached resume and reply ASAP.

The file is password protected to protect against identity theft. The password is “resume”

Looking forward to hearing back from you!

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