Finance report scam (1/19/18)

The following scam pretends to be an official email from VCU and attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, the non-VCU link, and generic language; all of which are signs of an email scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: <Fxxx.Sxxxxx@virgixxxxxxxxx.us>
Date: Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 10:54 AM
Subject:
To:

 

You have a document waiting from:

XXXXX XXXX (A senior executive)

Please sign the below Document

Finance_report_first_quarter_2017 (Malicious link removed)

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Reception (Scam 1/19/2018)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link to steal their data (Credit cards, Passwords, Personal Information). Notice the generic language (this email could be sent to anyone) and the false sense of urgency. Please delete this email if you received it.
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From: Pxxxxx@advanced-tactic.info
Date: January 17, 2018 at 1:11:28 PM EST
To: victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Reception

A beautiful bunch of flowers has been delivered, but I am unable to read the card. I took a picture of it…anyone recognize it?

Click here (Link removed)

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Job Scam (1/19/18)

The following scam attempts to trick students into disclosing their personal information to scammers. These scams usually ask for personal information in promise of a part-time job. Many times, they may involve financial fraud, where the scammer will send the victims forged checks. Notice the generic GMail account used by the scammer, and the too-good-to-be-true promise. Please be aware that no legitimate business will offer you a job without a job interview, and you should never submit your personal information to an unknown person via email.

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From: APGA CORPORATION. <vonxxxxx.pixxxxxxx@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 10:35 PM
Subject: WORK FOR 4-6 HOURS WEEK AND MAKE $300
To:

Thanks for getting back to us with your interest about the job.
   The American Public Gardens Association is the leading professional organization for the field of public horticulture. We advance the field by encouraging best practices, offering educational and networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of our members, our programs and public gardens worldwide. We work together with our members and others to strengthen and shape public horticulture, providing the tools and support industry professionals need to better serve the public while preserving and celebrating plants creatively and sustainably.
   We need you to work as an assistance and in charge of payment to our Suppliers. Payment check will be mailed out to you every week which will include your salary and the payment for materials supply of manures and fertilizers to our nursery farm which you will be given instruction on how to pay out to the supplier’s account or secretary. You  can have your own part of the work completed at your leisure time in school or at home and Salary/Wages payment is $300 weekly.
   We will always email you guidelines and instructions to follow in getting your job done perfectly when you start working. If you still care to proceed with the job, Get back to us with the information listed below so we can process your application as to consider it valid to commence working with us.
NAME:
AGE:
SEX:
CONTACT ADDRESS (NOT PO BOX):
CITY:
STATE:
ZIPCODE:
MOBILE:
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:
 
   Work commences as soon as possible depending on you, make sure you check your email box at-least twice daily and reply us as soon as you read from us. We hope you enjoy working with us.
   We have other applicant interested in the position, So kindly email me back with your cell phone number (__)(__)(___) so we can be able to contact you through cellphone or text message for faster communication..
   We look forward to read from you soon indicating your interest in work.
 
Sincerely,
Andy Janson,
Supervisor
APGA CORPORATION.
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Floral Request (Scam 1/18/2018)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link to steal their data (Credit cards, Passwords, Personal Information). Notice the generic language, the poor grammar and the false sense of urgency. Please delete this email if you received it.
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From: Wxxxxxx@positivecoupon.com
Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:12 AM
Subject: Floral Request
To: victim@vcu.edu

Good Morning,

I work in ‘Friendly Floral’, next to the BB&T Bank and we recieved a request, that we think, is for you. Unfortunately for us, the voicemail that left the delivery was not very clear. We called the front desk and they gave us your email. The closest name and address matches you, so I thought i would email you first to see if you recognize the name and address of the sender.

Click here (Malicious link removed)

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Attempted Sign In (Scam 1/11/2018)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link to steal their data . Notice the generic language, the poor grammar and the false sense of urgency. Be wary as it seems that the email came from a account within the organization. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Compromised account
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 1:55 PM
To: Victim
Subject: Attempt Sign In

Dear User,

Our security Experts received your request to delete your account, we will process your reques`t within 3 working days. All features associated with your account will or might be lost.

Was this you or someone else ;?

If you didn’t make this request, kindly cancel request to continue using our service click cancel Request.

Cancel Request (malicious link removed)

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RE: Employee Survey Report….HAPPY NEW YEAR

The following email attempts to trick its victims into clicking the link, filling out the survey then asking for user credentials. Notice the generic language and the strange grammar (usage of staffs and the all caps SURVEY in the middle of the email body). Also notice that the sender is not VCU HR but from another school completely. Please delete this email if you have received it.
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From: gxxxxx@savannahstate.edu
To: Victim
Subject: RE: Employee Survey Report….HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dear Colleague,

Thank you for a successful 2017.Human Resources Department has created a short survey to help assess the core job function of each staffs.

Your input is valuable! This survey should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

Please take a moment to complete the following brief SURVEY. Your responses are completely anonymous.

[Malicious Link Removed]

Thank you for your time.

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Public Attention Required about U.K Human Rights

The email below is leveraging human rights into manipulating the recipient into responding . If you get this email, please do not click on any of the attachments and delete it immediately. The email contains a link to a news site with a video. The email is posted below.

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From: tu xxxx[mailto:tuxxxxx@gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2018 5:50 PM
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Public Attention Required about U.K Human Rights

To someone who it may concern:

Please have the follow clips reviewed, it’s about how U.K Police Department mistreat its citizens and it disregard human rights in any sense

Please do whatever you can to help rising the public attention around the world.

http://www.dxxxx.co.uk/video/news/video-xxxxx/Police-brutality-caught-camera.html

Million Thanks,

Public Attention Required about U.K Human Rights

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Follow UP mail (Scam 12/14/2017)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into giving up contact information, which will subsequently be used to steal the victim’s information (Credit cards, Passwords, Personal Information) . Notice the non-business email address (an AOL address), the generic language, lack of company name (just a description) and syntax is completely off (the wording is awkward and the grammar is completely off) ; all of these are tell-tale signs of an email scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

Note: This particular scam has two parts- a first email to peak interest then a follow up to see if the victim will respond.
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From: Axxxx
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:23 PM
To: Victim
Subject: [EXTERNAL] @Follow UP Mail@

Hi,

I would like to confirm that you received my last email the reason for asking is that I didn’t get any response back from you.

If you are interested in Custom Web/Apps Development solutions just reply to this email with your contact details (Phone or Skype) and share your valuable requirements!!

Regards,

Axxxx!!

Business Consultant | New Jersey, US |

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From: Axxxxx
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:23 PM
To: Victim
Subject: Quote for Designs and Development services!!

Hi,

I wrote you an email in regards to Website Design/Mobile APPs Development and Re-design in Multi-Language. I would be really interested to present you with my approach and proposal in this regard. Our technological firm is based in New Jersey-US, having a team of 150+ IT experts with experience of delivering over 2000+ projects into Website & Business/Custom Mobile App Development for iOS/Android & Windows platforms at very reasonable price.

If you are interested then I can send you our Company’s profile/portfolio more details for your Business (Website) with affordable quotations?

I’m looking forward to your reply.

Regards,

Axxxx!!

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Mail Update Scam (12/11/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the login credentials from the victim. Notice the non-Microsoft email address, the generic language, and the non-Microsoft link; all of these are tell-tale signs of an email scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Message Server [mailto:mexxxxxxxx@fdelectrical.onmicrosoft.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 2:32 PM
To:
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Mail Update

Microsoft Outlook

 Unusual Sign in activity

To begin activity review now, click on the link below to start the process.

REVIEW ACTIVITY (Malicious link removed)

NOTE: Please go to review activity page to let us know whether or not this was you.

Thanks.
Microsoft Outlook Security Team
© 2017

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US Park Police Chief Robert Maclean + Statue of Liberty INJUSTICES! (Scam 12/11/17)

The email below is leveraging the recent loss of a VCU alumnus in order to manipulate the recipient into responding. If you get this email, please do not click on any of the attachments and delete it immediately. The email its lengthy and contains information that is graphic in nature.  The first few lines are posted below.

From: John Public <jq_public2001@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 3:06 AM
Subject: US Park Police Chief Robert Maclean + Statue of Liberty INJUSTICES!
To: X X <jq_public2001@yahoo.com>

VCU:
Most of what I’ve told you is NYFO related and seems irrelevant, but former Chief Sal Lauro promoted both Chief Maclean and retired in Dec 2016 Chief Pat Smith, who both covered-up (18 USC 4 Misprision of Felony) Major John Lauro, Captain Greg Norman and Sgt. Sal Norman’s felony tax evasion vending machine business at just unauthorized.
If you look at Sgt. Sal Norman’s JA Contracting, you’ll see comments from Rich F. who is Officer recently rewarded with Sergeant in DC ahead of much more qualified DC Officers, who worked the midnight shift and has not had an arrest nor written a ticket in 10+ years but was rewarded for getting a fellow officer fired, the Lauros/Normans have been trying to get rid fo for years because he was reporting their NYFO criminal acts. 
That Officer was falsely arrested by Captain Neal Lauro and Lt. now Major John Lauro as a knee jerk reaction to that officer mentioning a letter he mailed to the OIG 3 days prior. Fearing what was written in that letter, they arrested him to discredit him and anything he wrote in that letter. 
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