Archive | March, 2017

IT helpdesk scam (3/27/17)

The following scam attempts to steal your login credentials. Notice the  non-VCU email address, the generic language, and the masked link going to a non-VCU website; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.


From: []
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2017 7:57 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] IT Helpdesk update


Welcome to the new outlook web app for Staff and Students

The new Outlook Web app for Staff/Student is the new home for online self-service and information.

Click here on Updated portal  (malicious link redacted) and login to:

  • access the new staff/student directory
  • access your pay slips and P60s
  • update your ID photo
  • look up student records using the contact search facility
  • use our quick links at the bottom of each page to help you find relevant tools and information about upcoming events.
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Online W-2 Scam (3/24/17)

A very easily identifiable scam has been making the rounds at VCU. If you receive this email, do not click any links, and just delete it. Notice that VCU is “VUC,” this is something that attackers often try to use to fool unsuspecting employees.


From: noreply <Mr.>
Date: Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Subject: [SUSPECTED SPAM]Your online W-2 form is now available

Welcome V.U.C Employees
Calendar year 2016 W-2 forms are now available for viewing/printing for employees. 
You can access your electronic W-2 form for 2016 now.
Login Account


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