The following scam attempts to trick its victim into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently steal the individuals’ login credentials. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, non-VCU link, and the sense of urgency conveyed in the message; all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.
From: Forbes, Christopher [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:04 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Information Service
This is to notify you that IT desk has detected several attempts to access your email account from an unrecognized device.
Host name : Verizon
IP Address : 188.8.131.52
Unrecognized Location : Paris
December 13, 2016,
ISP : Private
If this was you kindly ignore this message.
If you did not, we encourage you to Review (Malicious link removed)
your account to save your current IP in our database, as this will improve increase security in your email account and against any virus or spam content by email sent to you.
Office of the director
Information technology service
Virginia Commonwealth University
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