Administrative Assistant or RE: Assistive Duties (Procurement Unit), Scam (5-31-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This scam starts off with an intro from the scammer stating that they represent USAID, then goes on to give information about the job.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. The various grammar issues are dead giveaways that this is a scam. If you have been reading the blog you will also see that the format of the scam email are almost exactly the same with a slight change in email address and employer name. All of these are signs of a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Virginia Commonwealth University career.hr@usaid.gov
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 2:05 AM
Subject: Re: Administrative Assistant
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Dear Victim,

My name is David Ridenour and I work with the USAID, and my job is to provide part -time employments for qualified students during the academic year and beyond. I have contacted you because there is an opening for you at DRES and bellow are the lines from your potential employer:

My name is Dr. Walker Sidwell 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 to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me should you decide to accept the offer.

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 .00 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.

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 July, 2018.

To be considered for this position, contact your employer by replying this email With your:

Full name,
Current Residential Address,
Alternate email (different from school email) and Cell #.

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W2 Paperless, Scam (5-30-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is impersonating VCU Human Resources. The scam involves a link that requires login to view your W2 form. The link is a phishing link, the site is not legitimate and the scammer will steal credentials from the site login.

Some signs that this is a scam are the email address used is not a VCU email nor a service account (HR). Hovering over the link you can see that the site linked is not Eservices. If you want to check your W-2 please go directly to VCU self-service.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: IT peter.sutcliffe@richmondrep.us
Date: Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:51 AM
Subject: W2 paperless
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Dear Account Owner,

Our records indicate that you are enrolled in the Virginia Commonwealth University paperless W2 Program. As a result,
you do not receive a paper W2 but instead receive e-mail notification that your online W2 (i.e. “paperless W2”) is
prepared and ready for viewing.

Your W2 is ready for viewing under Employee Self Service. Logon at the following link: Click here (Link Redacted)

If you have trouble logging in to Employee Self Service at the link above, please contact

Mail to
VCU Payroll Services
P. O. Box 842511
Richmond VA 23284-2511

or Deliver to
Human Resource Building
104 North Belvidere Street

or Fax to
(804) 828-3200

On completion of successful logon you can download and open the word document via this link now (Link redacted)and enter your zipcode to see your 2017 open enrollment access info.

VCU HR
VCU HR DEPARTMENT

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Doc Sign, Scam (5-29-18)

The following scam tricks the victims into clicking a link. Once clicked the scammer will either push malware to the victim’s machine or request a username/password which will be stolen.

This particular scam is harder to spot because it was sent from a compromised account. Since the scammers where using an email that they had already compromised, you cannot look at the email and determine straight away that it is a scam. The email message is sent from a personal account not a service one which is a sign that this is a scam. Some other signs that point to scam are the poor grammar, the urgency of the email. The broken formatting in the email is also a give away that this is not an official email. The Email signature (Powered by) is also broken which is another sign that this email is a scam.

If you have recieved this email please delete it.
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From: Scammer mailto:Scammer@vcuhealth.org
Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:53 PM
To: victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Doc Sign

URGENT

I want you to check the file and get back to me if any question.

Powered by

Image removed by sender. DocuSign

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STUDENT TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT , Scam (5-29-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This one follows the same format as before with a body that says view the message attached. The attachment has an offer for a job, it does require that the victim email the scammer back at an alternative address.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. The various grammar issues are dead giveaways that this is a scam. Notice that none of the emails that the scammer is using are business emails. All of these are signs of a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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Am Dr Michael Greger 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 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 Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week or 4 for $620 .00 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.

Please email your Full name, Residential Address to receive packages, Alternate email (different from school email) and Cell # ;- Dr Greger

Regards
Dr Michael Greger
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services(DRES)

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PERSONAL ASSISTANT….. JOB OFFER, Scam (5-29-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This one follows the same format as previous scams with a body that says view the message attached. The attachment has an offer for a job, it does require that the victim email the scammer back at an alternative address.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. The various grammar issues are dead giveaways that this is a scam. Notice that none of the emails that the scammer is using are business emails. All of these are signs of a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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Dr.Thomas Lawson is my name, I specialize in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, trauma and fractures, and athletic injuries to the shoulder, elbow, and foot and ankle. I also have an interest in shoulder and knee replacement procedures. I am the team physician for Northwest University in Kirkland. I also served as team physician for the US Women’s U20 National soccer team and other professional sports including hockey, golf and tennis. I am also involved with local high school and club sports teams. In addition, I am a consultant for Cirque du Soleil.

I’m dedicated to helping each of my patients gain maximum function and physical potential through individualized patient education and cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The most important part of my relationship with my patients is being a good listener. I learn so much from patients just listening and learning about their lives.

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 May 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile to :- Dr Thomas Lawson (welbur0073 AT gmail.com)

Regards,
Dr. Thomas Lawson
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services(DRES).

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STUDENT TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT, Scam (5-24-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This one follows the same format as before with a body that says view the message attached. The attachment has an offer for a job, it does require that the victim email the scammer back at an alternative address.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. The various grammar issues are dead giveaways that this is a scam. Notice that none of the emails that the scammer is using are business emails. All of these are signs of a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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Dear
Am Dr Morgan 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 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 Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week or 4 for $620 .00 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.

Please email your Full name, Residential Address to receive packages, Alternate email (different from school email) and Cell # ;- Dr Morgan (lukeshaw551@gmail.com)

Regards
Dr Williams Morgan
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services(DRES)

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Vacancy Announcement – Scam (5-24-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This one follows the same format as before with a body that is empty. The attachment has an offer for a job, the victim will just need to reach out to the scammer with alternative contact information.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. Notice that the email that the scammer is using is not a business email. The poor spelling and grammar also points to a scam email. All of these are signs of a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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Dear Student,
I am Dr Harold DeMoss I specialize in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, trauma and fractures, and athletic injuries to the shoulder, elbow, and foot and ankle. I also have an interest in shoulder and knee replacement procedures. I am the team physician for Northwest University in Kirkland. I also served as team physician for the US Women’s U20 National soccer team and other professional sports including hockey, golf and tennis. I am also involved with local high school and club sports teams. In addition, I am a consultant for Cirque du Soleil.
I’m dedicated to helping each of my patients gain maximum function and physical potential through individualized patient education and cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The most important part of my relationship with my patients is being a good listener. I learn so much from patients just listening and learning about their lives.
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 June 2018

To Apply email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email), mobile Cell# ;- Dr Harold DeMoss

Regards,
Dr Harold DeMoss
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resoul Services(DRES)

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Package Delivery Delay Scam (5/23/2018)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the non-VCU / non-VCUHS sender’s email address, the masked link going to an unknown website, and the generic language; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.
From: IT Admin <Richard@businessdesc.info>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:04 AM
To: victim@vcu.edu
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Package Delivery Delay

     

Dear Sir/Madam

Your package has been delayed.

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

Tracking New Delivery Date

Thanks,

M.Goodwin

(DX Logistics Manager)

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

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VCU Health News Scam (5/21/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the non-VCU / non-VCUHS sender’s email address, the masked link going to an unknown website, and the generic language; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

______________________________________

From: VCU Health <tbeer.dvekemans@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, May 21, 2018 at 3:17 PM
Subject: Health News
To:

This message is brought to you by Virginia Commonwealth University, Click on Continue (malicious link redacted) to read now.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, Scam (5-19-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This one follows the same format as before with a body that says view the message attached. The attachment has an offer for a job, it does require that the victim email the scammer back at an alternative address.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. Notice that none of the emails that the scammer is using are business emails. All of these are signs of a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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I am Dr.Thomas Lawson.
I specialize in arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, trauma and fractures, and athletic injuries to the shoulder, elbow, and foot and ankle. I also have an interest in shoulder and knee replacement procedures. I am the team physician for Northwest University in Kirkland. I also served as team physician for the US Women’s U20 National soccer team and other professional sports including hockey, golf and tennis. I am also involved with local high school and club sports teams. In addition, I am a consultant for Cirque du Soleil.

I’m dedicated to helping each of my patients gain maximum function and physical potential through individualized patient education and cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. The most important part of my relationship with my patients is being a good listener. I learn so much from patients just listening and learning about their lives.

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 May 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile to :- Dr Thomas Lawson ( welbur0073@gmail.com)

Regards,
Dr. Thomas Lawson
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services(DRES)

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