Archive | July 6, 2017

Helpdesk scam (7/6/17)

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


From: George Rich <>
Date: Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 10:49 AM
Subject: HELPDESK​

Pleas kindly follow the instructions attached to migrate your web-mail.


Content of the attachment:

To All,

If you are a faculty or staff member who has not yet had their email migrated to the present Web-Mail

to create space for 2017 Outlook Web Access which has a

high visual definition and creates more space and easy access to e-mail, Please kindly update your

account by clicking on the link below and fill information for activation.

MIGRATE NOW (Link removed)

Follow the procedure and complete information by clicking SUBMIT.

A new space will be created within 48 hours.

Failure to update your Web-Mail we will deactivate such accounts as it will be considered inactive.



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