Archive | May 9, 2018

Victim Unsuspected News 7Bv8Le, Scam (5-9-18)

The following is a variation of a previous scam. The structure remains the same, however, the scammer claims they have material (footage) of the victim in some embarrassing manner. Unless the victim sends over a sum of money to the scammer, the video of the victim will be sent to their relatives and other contacts. In the hopes that the victim is too embarrassed, the scammer hopes that the victim will send over the money.

This is a scam, the scammer does not have a video of the victim and even if they did, they would not delete it because the victim sent over some money. The scammer will continue to harass the victim for money until the victim gives up. The best course of action if you receive an email like this is to delete it and ignore the email.
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From: ronald.carney1954@bol.com.br
Date: Wed, May 9, 2018 at 12:10 PM
Subject: Victim Unsuspected news 7Bv8Le
To: victim@vcu.edu

Victim

Hello!

I think that my email is completely unsuspected for you!

I have unpleasant news!

Last time when you visited porno Internet resource, you notebook got bug.

The named virus turned on selfie camera of yours notebook.And this way I possess leverage against you. On that record you abuse yourself.

Pretty soon thebug should have permission to yours contacts. And it could distribute videotape to your friends.

In a case, if you want to check it? Then you should make payment to me 377 dollars in BTC digital currency.

It is my Bitcoin number – REDACTED

Be quick about it! You have just 24 hours!I beg pardon for mistakes- I am not native speaker.

I have snaffled it this postal address.
This is not main email address! D0 n0t answer to this email.

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Chick-fil-a Gift, Scam (5-9-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as a VCU employee and rewarding employee’s that did well on their last performance review. Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that, the email address is not a VCU address, there is no announcement on the VCU HR site, and the link if hovered over does not take you to a vcu site.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: itsc@richmondrep.us
Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Subject: Chick-fil-a gift
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Dear Colleagues,

We have recently partnered with Aramark to give out Chick-fil-a gift cards to all faculty/staff who have received a satisfactory or higher rating on their last performance review.

The card value will range from 5$- 25$ based on the last review. Please review the link below to see if your name is on the list. If it is please pick up your gift card from Human Resources building.

LINK (Link removed)

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Reliable Worker Needed, Scam (5-9-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This scam will have the victim send their resume over to the scammer to be offered a job and asked to cash checks to send money over to vendors. These checks will bounce and the victim will be out however much they sent the scammers. This is very similar to the previous job offer scams.

Some signs that this is a scam are that the victim did not reach out first, the email that the scam is being sent from has a different name than the email. The email is not a business email and the email signature does not state which company they represent. Note that if someone was to offer a job they would use their business email and request an interview.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Charles M Grant shellyrob1@hotmail.com
Date: Tue, May 8, 2018 at 5:47 PM
Subject: Reliable Worker Needed
To: Victim victim@vcu.edu

Serious, very stable, dependable, reliable individual on Part-Time / Full-Time basis to work as my Assistant who will be book-keeping payment records .
This won’t affect your classes and gives you time for other business activities.
No experience necessary but welcomed..
Do you have the persistence to succeed ..
Pays : $350(Weekly)

If you are interested, please send an email with your resume

Best Regards,
Charles Grant

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