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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Update Scam (8/31/17)

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: Jon Lee
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:28 PM
Subject: Urgent

 

VCU Health email update program, click UPDATE: and fill the form correctly to update your email account.

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Email storage warning (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: Email Admin [mailto:xxxxvcu-adm@home.nl]
Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 4:05 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [Urgent Issue]

Good Day,

Your storage space for xxxxx@vcu.edu is almost full.

95% Used

To prevent your Incoming/Outgoing mail from getting bounced back,

Click (Malicious link redacted) to add additional 10 gig free and mandatory storage.

2017 All Rights Reserved.

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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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