Require Important Cuda Succour, Scam (6-11-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer has a malicious attachment inside the email. In this case, the scammer is posing as someone who needs some help, in this particular scam, the help is with Cuda programming language.

Some signs that this is a scam are the poor grammar and the lack of detail (why are they reaching out/how did they receive the victim’s email?). The Urgent in the subject line also is also used to ignite the victim into responding.

If you have received this email or one like it please delete the email.
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From: TCY tcynotebook@yahoo.com
Date: June 9, 2018 at 5:37:34 PM GMT+3
To: “victim@vcu.edu”
Subject: Require important Cuda succour – Urgent
Reply-To: TCY tcynotebook@yahoo.com

Dear

I would like to perform Cuda programming for the image
processing as below (herewith refer to the attached file)

However I get some errors on the programming process

Kindly please provide your suggestion or solution
thus I will be able to improve my computing skills

Prayerfully

Tron Orino Yeong
tcynotebook@yahoo.com
0916643858

MALICIOUS ATTACHMENT REMOVED

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VCU ***PART-TIME JOB OFFER FOR COLLEGE STUDENT***, Scam (6-6-18)

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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Dear Student

I am Dr Williams Morgan and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services . I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with Disability Resources and Educational Services. 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 Disability Resources and Educational Services 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 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 July 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile

Dr Wiiliams Morgan

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could you check please, Scam (6-5-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as a system email. The system email states that the user has a document waiting for them. In order to view the file the user must click on the link inside the email. The link is a phishing scam, once clicked the scammer will infect the user’s machine or have a false login page that will steal the victim’s login information.

To tell this is a scam because the email address used is not a service account. Some other signs are the unofficial subject line and the spoofed email (the name of the account is different than the email address). All of these are signs of a scam. If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: IT lynne.jarvis@usmillaw.us
Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 8:32 AM
Subject: could you check please
To: Victim@vcu.edu

You have a document waiting from:

Please sign the below Document

HR_ITFile [Link Redacted]

(Must be viewed via Internet Explorer)

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENT ONLY, Scam (6-4-18)

The following is job offer scam. This one follows the same format as before with a body that says view attached. The attachment has an offer for a 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. 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 Student,
I am Dr. Williams 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 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 First week of July 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile and Correspondent will reply you as soon as possible.

Regards,
Dr Williams Morgan

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Victim, Damaging Information ID C18zvlk! (6-4-2018)

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: aishavivian@bol.com.br
Date: Fri, Jun 1, 2018, 6:47 PM
Subject: Victim, Damaging information ID D18zvIk!
To: victim@vcu.edu

Good afternoon, Victim
While you were having fun in front of the computer screen browsing sex tapes and jerking your dong yours handheld computer caught a computer virus through the browser
This virus is intended to capture your WebCam, trace all your movements and history of your brows of the erotic sites you attended.
But the best thing about this virus is that it can power yours your camera, access your mail box and leaked your contact information.
Notice that I also have access to yours social networking websites accounts.
So, I have snap shots and videos of you, with your pants down. Vids where youre masturbating.
If you don’t want your colleagues, and random users to see you discharging your pipe, I suggest you do this: Send me 400 $.
This is my Bitcoin wallet [Link Redacted]
When I ll obtain the mentioned money, I ll del all the video and photos and you will never see from me.
If you dont send the money within 25 hours since the moment you read this email, I will send your dirty underwear through your social media for everyone to see, to your friends, to your co-workers, to your colleagues, family.
P.S. My English is not very good because I’am not a native, but Iam sure you understand.
Dont answer to this letter. It not mine and I `am not planning to use it any more.

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Victim, Compromising material ID 9f1mAyt5Q…. (6-4-2018)

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: pedroepperlein@uol.com.br
Date: Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 11:02 AM
Subject: Victim, Compromising material ID 9f1mAyt5Q….
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Hi there, Victim
While you were having fun in front of the computer screen browsing redtube and masturbating yours notebook computer caught a rogue program through the browser
This badware is intended to control your selfie camera, follow all your movements and browser cookies of the erotica web site you’re made a visit.
But the wickedest thing about this malware is that it can switch your front camera, access your mail and download your contact numbers.
Mind that I also have access to your social media service accounts.
So, I have snap and videos of you, where youre swinging your dick. Vids where youre choking your snake.
If you don’t want your all family members, and random users to see you masturbating, I suggest you do this: I expect 400 united states dollar.
Here is my Bitcoin wallet (REDACTED)
When I ll receive the cash, I ll delete all the information and you will never hear from me.
If you dont send the money within 25 hours since the moment you open this mail, I will send your dirty underwear to your co-workers, family, to your colleagues, through your social media for everyone to see, to your friends.
P.S. My English isn’t good because I’am not too fluent, but you get the point.
Dont reply to this message. It doesnt belong to me and I wont be using it anymore.

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Request of Invoice and Delivery, Scam (5-31-18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as a vendor. The scammer has a malicious attachment with malware. The attachment is posing as a PO for the services which are on the way. The Attachment needs to be opened in order to confirm the receipt. The attachment is loaded with malware and once opened will infect the victim’s machine. This can lead to sensitive data being stolen or locked down.

You can tell this is a scam because the victim had no previous interact with the scammer nor the company they are posing as. If you receive an attachment or link from an email address you are not familiar with, you should be suspicious of the email. The email in the signature is not the same as the address used to send the email. The misspellings (pls) are also giveaways that this email is a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: somafac@somafaco.com
To: victim@vcu.edu
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 14:10:29 +0800
Subject: Re:Request of Invoice and delivery
Hello Sir

Please see our attached PO for your reference.

Kindly confirm receipt / acceptance of the purchase order by replying to us ASAP and let us know your delivery schedule.

If you have any question, pls feel free to contact us.

Sincerely Yours

Yuuka Mori

Interntional Sales Administration Team
International Sales Division, Sales Department.

Research Engineer

SIGMA KOKI CO.,LTD,

1-19-9, Midori, Sumida-ku, TOKYO, 130-0021 JAPAN

Tel: +81-3-5638-8228 Fax: +81-3-5638-6550

E-mail:y.mori@sigme-koki.com

MALICIOUS ATTACHMENT REMOVED

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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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