Archive | August 3, 2017

Weird message scam (8/3/17)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link. The scammers in this case attempts to use an odd looking message to lure curious recipients into clicking on a link. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, the non-VCU link, and the general weird message; All of them are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: <EXXXXXXX.M@cloxxxxxxxtion.us>
Date: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 9:55 AM
Subject: S\00c\00a\00n\00n\00e\00d\00 \00I\00m\00a\00g\00e\00 \00f\00r\00o\00m\00 \00a\00 \00H\00P\00 \00D\00i\00g\00i\00t\00a\00l\00 \00D\00e\00v\00i\00c\00e
To:

Please open the attached document. This document was digitally sent to you using an HP Digital Sending device. To view this document you need to use the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

HP Digital Sender (Malicious link removed)

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Bank transfer scam (8/3/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its recipient into replying with banking information. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address and unusual message. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: XXXXXX X. XXXXXX <hon666@inbox.lv>
Date: Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 10:48 AM
Subject: RE: Follow up!!!
To:

 Erin,

​Does the bank Charge us same amount for Standard wire and ACH payment? What details do you need for ACH payment?

Regards

XXXXXX X. XXXXXX (This is the name of some high ranking VCU official)

Sent from my iPad

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