Archive | January, 2018

Floral Request, Scam (01/31/2018)

The following is a scam that attempts to trick the user into clicking a link. Once clicked the scammer will be able to obtain personal information (Social Security, username/passwords, credit card information) or to distribute malware to the user’s machine. Notice the generic language, strange email address and the false sense of urgency. All of these are signs of a phishing scam. If you have received this email please delete it.

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From: jxxxxC@advanced-tactic.info
Date: Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 9:21 AM
Subject: Floral Request
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Good Morning,

I work in ‘Friendly Floral’, next to the BB&T Bank and we recieved a request, that we think, is for you. Unfortunately for us, the voicemail that left the delivery was not very clear. We called the front desk and they gave us your email. The closest name and address matches you, so I thought i would email you first to see if you recognize the name and address of the sender.

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Car Being Towed? Scam (1/30/2018)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a link, which may be used to distribute malware to your machine or steal your credentials. Notice the unknown email sender, generic message, and the urgency; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.
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From: Jxxx.Sxxxx@companyrelay.us
Date: Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 9:11 AM
Subject: Car being towed?
To: Victim@vcu.edu

I noticed a car being towed in the car park….. I took a picture, anyone recognize it?

Picture (Malicious Link Removed)

Thanks,

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Tried Calling Scam (1/26/18)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a link, which may be used to distribute malware to your machine or steal your credentials. Notice the unknown email sender, generic message, and the hidden link; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: <D.Txxxxx@posixxxxxxxx.com>
Date: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 8:24 AM
Subject: Tried calling ….
To:

I’ve tried calling your cell….could you email me?

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Rams Fan ID, Scam (01/26/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link inside the email, where it will steal their data (Credit Cards, Passwords, Personal Information.) Notice the Generic language and generic email address that is not associated with VCU. Rams Fan ID’s do not exist! If you received this email please delete it.


From: <Pxxxxx.m@virginialaw2.us>
Date: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:39 AM
Subject: Rams Fan ID
To: Victim@vcu.edu

>>>>====Subject====<<<< Rams Fan ID >>>>========<<<<

VCU RAMS

Dear Rams Fan,

Get your Rams Fan id kit now.

Exclusive perks, insider information, gameday action, awesome prizes and so much more!

Logon at the following link:Sign up (Malicious Link Removed)

Connect with other Rams fans, post opinions and comments on the social wall or start a discussion in the Fan Forum!

Check it out, open the word document via this link (Malicious Link Removed) now and enter your zipcode to join the Fans’ Forum.

VCU RAMS

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Document Waiting, SCAM (01/26/2018)

The following is a scam that tricks users into clicking a link where their personal information will be stolen (Credit cards, Passwords, other Personal information). Notice the Generic Language and the generic email. The email signature is not the name of the email either. If you have received the email below please delete it.
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From: Axxxxx.Cxxxxxx@businessdesc.info
Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 9:16 AM
Subject: Document Waiting?
To: victim@vcu.edu

You have a document waiting from:

Darren Saunders

Please sign the below Document

HR_update_form ( Malicious Link Removed)

Regards

Phil

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WORK FOR 4-6 HOURS WEEK AND MAKE $300, SCAM (1/26/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into thinking that they are applying for a job. The scammer sends out a “job offer” that is often too good to be true. In this case the scammer is asking for personal information (Name, Date of Birth, Address, phone number, and alternative email). Using this information the scammer could apply for credit cards as well as sign up for accounts on unwanted services as the victim.

To spot a scam like this, consider the offer. Does it sound too good to be true? The email sending the offer is from gmail instead of a business email. The email name is completely different from the email signature. There are also small grammar errors that you can spot if you examine the email. All of these signs point to a scam.

Remember if it’s too good to be true, it’s most likely a scam!
If you received this email please delete it.
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From: “APGA CORPORATION.” vxxxxx.pxxxxxx@gmail.com
Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Subject: WORK FOR 4-6 HOURS WEEK AND MAKE $300
To: victim@vcu.edu

Thanks for getting back to us with your interest about the job.
The American Public Gardens Association is the leading professional organization for the field of public horticulture. We advance the field by encouraging best practices, offering educational and networking opportunities, and advocating on behalf of our members, our programs and public gardens worldwide. We work together with our members and others to strengthen and shape public horticulture, providing the tools and support industry professionals need to better serve the public while preserving and celebrating plants creatively and sustainably.
We need you to work as an assistance and in charge of payment to our Suppliers. Payment check will be mailed out to you every week which will include your salary and the payment for materials supply of manures and fertilizers to our nursery farm which you will be given instruction on how to pay out to the supplier’s account or secretary. You can have your own part of the work completed at your leisure time in school or at home and Salary/Wages payment is $300 weekly.
We will always email you guidelines and instructions to follow in getting your job done perfectly when you start working. If you still care to proceed with the job, Get back to us with the information listed below so we can process your application as to consider it valid to commence working with us.
NAME:
AGE:
SEX:
CONTACT ADDRESS (NOT PO BOX):
CITY:
STATE:
ZIPCODE:
MOBILE:
ALTERNATIVE EMAIL:

Work commences as soon as possible depending on you, make sure you check your email box at-least twice daily and reply us as soon as you read from us. We hope you enjoy working with us.
We have other applicant interested in the position, So kindly email me back with your cell phone number (__)(__)(___) so we can be able to contact you through cellphone or text message for faster communication..
We look forward to read from you soon indicating your interest in work.

Sincerely,
Andy Janson,
Supervisor
APGA CORPORATION.

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New Apple iPad? Scam (01/26/18)

The following scam tricks its victims into clicking a link to steal their data (Credit Cards, Passwords, Personal Information). Notice the generic language and the lack of content (with just one sentence and a link). If it sounds too good to be true, it is most likely a scam! If you received this email please delete it.
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From: lxxx.F@companyrelay.us
Date: Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 8:18 AM
Subject: New Apple iPad?
To: victim@vcu.edu

wow is that the new ipad? Since I know your an Apple fan!!

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Person of Interest? Scam (01/26/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link to steal their data (Credit Cards, Passwords, Personal information). Notice the generic language & generic email address and the lack of content (besides the one link). If you received this email please delete it.

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From: Mxxxxx.A@businessdesc.info
Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 9:16 AM
Subject: Person of Interest?
To: victim@vcu.edu

I’m hunting down a person of interesting in your area. I only have some small details, but I’ve tracked him to your vicinity. If you could look at this photo and if you recognize this person please contact me back.

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Too Funny Scam (01/25/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link to steal their data (Credit Cards, Passwords, Personal Information.) Notice the generic language and the lack of content. If you received this email please delete it.
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From:
Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 8:33 AM
Subject: Too Funny….
To: victim@vcu.edu

Wow, have you seen the CEO’s blog!

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Package? Scam (01/25/18)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking a link to steal their data (Credit Cards, Passwords, Personal Information.) Notice the generic language (the email could apply to everyone) and the false sense of urgency all these are signs of a scam. If you have received this email please delete it!
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From:
Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Subject: package?
To: victim@vcu.edu

Hi,

A package was delivered to us by mistake…..I think

I opened the box and noted that your email was on the invoice…coming up to summer I thought it might be personal or work related.

We are just down the road by the Mcdonalds. I can drop it by if you will be in this afternoon?

I took a picture of the invoice, I can’t make out the name but you can clearly see your email address

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