Archive | August 24, 2017

Library scam (8/24/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link. The link goes to a website that has a cloned CAS login page, which is then used to steal the victims’ credentials.  Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address, the non-VCU link, generic language, and non-existent VCU personnel; all of which are signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.


From: Helen Eyre <>
Date: Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 6:11 PM
Subject: Library Services

Dear User,

This message is to inform you that your access to your library account will soon expire. You will have to login to your account to continue to have access to the library services.
You can reactivate it by logging in through the following URL. A successful login will activate your account and you will be redirected to your library profile. (Malicious link redacted)

If you are not able to login, please contact Helen Eyre at (Non-existent personnel) for immediate assistance.


Helen Eyre
Main Library
Virginia Commonwealth University
(804) 827-3968

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