Archive | February, 2019

Get Healthy for free, Scam (2/13/2019)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as HR for the company asking for employee’s to sign up for a fitness program. The image depicted uses the Planet Fitness Logo. This is a scam because the email is not from the company and states that there is an attached form but only has a URL link in the email. These are signs of a deceptive emails and should be ignored. If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Donna.Stan@companyrelay.us Donna.Stan@companyrelay.us on behalf of Donna Stan Donna.Stan@companyrelay.us
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 4:39 PM
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Get healthy for free

Dear Colleague

HR has added a new incentive program for you to join.

To claim a complimentary 6 month voucher please fill out the attached form and hand it in to reception.

The first ten joiners get a complimentary backpack. So please initiate soonest to get theys places.

There is no better time to start than now.

Claim here [Malicious Link redacted]

Made by Instagram, Nigeria Ltd
4 Grand Camel Square, Abuja, Nigeria
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Gift Card scam

The following scam attempts to trick you into responding to the scammer, where the scammer will then ask you to buy and send him / her gift cards. Notice the non-VCU sender’s address, generic language, and odd request; All of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: President Michael Rao <drmichaelrao1@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: Follow up
To: VC Personnel

 

I need you to help me get an iTunes gifts card from the store,i will reimburse you back when i get to the office. I need to send it to someone and it is very important cause i’m still in a meeting and i need to get it sent Asap,The amount i want is $100 each in five (5 ) piece so that will make it a total of $500 l’ll be reimbursing back to you, i need physical cards which you are going to get from the store. When you get them,just scratch it and take a picture of them and attach it to the email then send it to me here OK.

 

On Sat, Feb 2, 2019, 10:58 PM VCU Personnel <vcupersonnel@vcu.edu wrote:
Glad to help. Ann
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 3:07 PM President Michael Rao <drmichaelrao1@gmail.com> wrote:
I’m in a meeting right now and that’s why i’m contacting you through here. I should have call you, but phone is not allowed to be use during the meeting.I don’t know when the meeting will be rounding up, And i want you to help me out on something very important right away.
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019, 9:06 PM VCU personnel wrote:
How may I help you?
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 1:45 PM President Michael Rao <drmichaelrao1@gmail.com> wrote:
Are you available?
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Help Desk Service, Scam (2/1/19)

The following is a scam in which the scammer has compromised an .EDU address (non-VCU) and is using it to send out phishing emails. The email states that the victim needs to click a link to increase their mailbox space.

This is a scam and should be ignored and deleted.
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From: Garcia, Ester GarciaE18@heritage.edu
Date: Fri, Feb 1, 2019 at 6:08 AM
Subject: Help Desk Service
To: Victim victim@vcu.edu

Your mailbox is almost full.
530MB 550MB

IT Administrator helpdesk service will be working online today with Outlook Web App, all faculty and staff are hereby advice to click on Outlook Web App for increase their mailbox email quota to 25GB space.

Failure to upgrade your account will lead to account termination take note.

Connected with Outlook Web App
© 2019 Outlook Corporation. All rights reserved

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Votre boite mail est presque pleine.
530MB 550MB

Le service d’assistance aux administrateurs informatiques fonctionnera aujourd’hui en ligne avec Outlook Web App. Tous les professeurs et le personnel sont donc invités à cliquer sur Outlook Web App pour augmenter leur quota de courriers électroniques dans les boîtes à lettres de 25 Go.

Si vous ne mettez pas votre compte à niveau, cela entraînera la fermeture du compte.

Connecté avec Outlook Web App
© 2019 Outlook Corporation. Tous les droits sont réservés

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VCU Update, Scam (2/1/2019)

The following is a scam email which the scammer has compromised another VCU account and is using it to send out emails to others inside the university.

The scam email has a VCU logo in the header to try to appear more legitimate. The email states that the victim needs to update their information otherwise their email would be deactivated. This is a scam because the email address is not a service account – it is another hacked individual at the university.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Scammer Scammer@vcuhealth.org
Date: Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:56 PM
Subject: VCU Update
To: victim@vcu.edu

To all Faculty,Staff and student: Your Email account information need to be updated in our database to avoid deactivation Click here to update.

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