Archive | February 2, 2017

Lottery winner scam (2/2/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into providing the scammers with their personal information. Notice the sender’s email, unknown lottery organization, and the too-good-to-be-true message; all of which are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.


From: Info Desk <>
Date: Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 4:43 PM
Subject: respond accordingly, you won

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Important Tax Document Available (2/2/17)

This phishing attempt is coming through at one very important time of the year. For VCU employees and faculty, please remember that your tax documents are provided through Banner only. If you receive this email, do not click the link. Delete it immediately, and do not forward it on to anyone else.


From: B, Lorraine <>
Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 10:05 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Important Tax Document Available

A new tax document is now available to view online. To access your tax document, Log in to Tax Documents.

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