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Welcome To Bank Of America Headquarters, Scam 5/20/19

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as a bank with some lost compensation, in this case 486.8 million, to be paid to the victim. The victim would just need to provide information to the scammer.

 

This is a fake email and is not a real payment! The email address used is not a bank official email and 486.8 million is an obscene amount of money to pay out to an individual. Sounds too good to be true and it’s not. This is a scam that should be deleted and ignored.

 


From: Brian T. Moynihan [mailto:donsauto@ruraltel.net]
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2019 1:58 PM
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject:  Welcome To Bank Of America Headquarters.

 

Welcome To Bank Of America Headquarters.

You total SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUNDS is waiting

to be credited to you account for online
banking transfer as soon as we hear back from you with

you contact
details, Your cell phone is needed, funds amount: $486.8Million.

Thanks,
E-mail abankof361@gmail.com
Contact:+1(507)3017912
Brian T. Moynihan
CHAIRMAN BANK OF AMERICA HEADQUARTERS

 

 

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Fake Money scam, 5/20/19

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as a bank official (HSBC in this case) where they are using a variant of, your rich relative, which you didn’t know existed, has passed recently and left a ton of money for you.

This particular scam attempts to legitimize themselves by providing a link to a Bloomberg profile. The scammer offers an alternative way to contact them and says they will provide ID verification once they’ve heard back from the victim.

This is a scam in which the scammer will provide a check, and ask that the victim send some of that money over to another person who needs to be paid. The check is fraudulent and will bounce, but the money that the victim shelled out will still be taken from the account.

Do not fall for this scam! If you have received and email like this please forward it to infosec@vcu.edu and ignore it.
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From: Mary Currie [marycurriieo@msn.com]
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 at 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Victim’s Name
To: Victim [victim@vcu.edu]

Dear Victim,

Thanks for your response. I am Ms. Mary Kathleen Currie Executive Officer of the Prudential Regulation Authority and also one of the Managing Director at HSBC Investments (UK) Ltd.

I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed with our bank management some years ago. The content of this communication has to be treated with utmost confidentiality, to avoid unnecessary complications.

Please before I proceed further and let you have all the details, I will appreciate if you can confirm your name and last name as well your direct number; this is to ensure that I am dealing with the right person.

Meanwhile Due to what is going on worldwide via the internet, to clear your doubt about me, please check my biography from the below link.

https://www.bloomberg.com/ [Link Redacted]

Let me know if it is okay for us to talk over the phone, You can also contact me on my private line [Phone # Redacted], Add me on the what’s-App preferably. Once you establish your willingness and readiness to work with me, I will be contacting you from my official email address with my signature as well, also with time, I promise to send you my proof of identification.

Please confirm the receipt of this email so I can forward you more details.

I await your swift response.

Best Regards,
Ms. Mary Kathleen Currie

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Copier Toner – Phone Scam

There have been reports about a phone scam in which the scammer is posing as a printer company that has toner for sale. The scammer states that the toner price is rising and they need the victim’s credit card information to lock in the price.

The scammer is attempting to trick the victim to believe that they need to provide credit card information now to lock in the toner price.

Please do not listen to the scammer! If you receive or received a phone call like this please ignore it.

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What was Jane talking about this morning? Scam 4/17/2019

The following is a scam in which the scammer is hoping to trick the victim into clicking a link. If you see this email please delete it.

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From: Mary.D@advanced-tactic.info
Date: Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 2:40 PM
Subject: What was Jane talking about this morning?
To: victim@vcu.edu

I know you wasn’t at the meeting, but did you see the presentation…

SlideShow

Sharon
Manager – Human Resources
Human Resources Department
Virginia Commonwealth University
@vcu.edu
(o) 804-828-2633
(c) 804-827-2072

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check for me please, Scam (4/5/2019)

The following is a scam email where the scammer has posed as a technology support officer and ask that the victim click a link and enter their credentials into the site to claim their account. Please be aware that any system changes like this would be heavily communicated from the Technology services team.

If you see this email please ignore and delete it.

 

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PSA: Phishing Sites and DUO requests

Virginia Tech has been hit with a complex phishing scam. The scammer’s are spoofing the site and then using the stolen credentials to trigger DUO requests. The scammer’s are also using spoofed DUO emails to collect the “2nd factor”.

Never accept DUO requests that you are not expecting. Also please note DUO requests will NEVER come in via email.

If you see a DUO request that you are not expecting please report the incident to infosec@vcu.edu.

You can read more about the Virginia Tech incident here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/it-itso-vtloginphish.html

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Email Notifcation, 4/3/2019 Scam

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as an email service account. The message is a spoof of the “your email account has signed in from another/unknown location, please click to verify” message that some email providers send to keep your account safe. You can tell this is a scam because the scammer’s email address is a nonservice account and the email signature doesn’t signify which company they are. IF you see this email please ignore and delete it.
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From: 21050088 21050088.edu@juntadeandalucia.es
Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 2:48 PM
Subject: Email Notification ( Treat Urgent )
To: 21050088 21050088.edu@juntadeandalucia.es

Attention:

Your E-mail account was recently signed in from an unknown location, please click here [malicious link redacted] for verification to avoid closure of your E-mail account

To complete this verification, simply or click here [malicious link redacted]

Sincerely,

Webmail Administrator

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Subject: Transfer (03/25/19)

Below is a scam which tries to get the recipient to respond because of false information. If you get this email please delete it.

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From: Shindy Mona <monashindy72navy@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 8:39 PM
Subject: Transfer
To: <Victim@vcu.edu>

 

Greetings
I request for your collaboration to transfer the sum of $15.4 million. During an audit exercise for a bank I and my team discovered $15.4 million on an account record which has been abandoned for years. The account has some irregular records and no identifiable beneficiary.
I Look forward to receive your reply and a good business relationship.
Respectful Regards.
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Change of Direct Deposit, Scam 4/19/19

The following scam is a direct deposit scam. The scammer is impersonating an employee and asking that payroll change their direct deposit information over to the scammer’s info.

You can tell this is a scam because of the email address, it is not a @vcu.edu address and the address used is head.4dmin. This is clearly a scam email, always check the sender’s address. Another sign that this is a scam is the fact that the email is too generic. It has almost nothing personalized about the email. If you see an email like this please delete it.
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From: Karol Kain Gray head.4dmin@yandex.com
Date: Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Change of Direct Deposit
To: victim@vcu.edu

I would like you to change my bank details, how soon can that be done?

Karol Kain Gray

Sent from my iPhone

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PSA:Gift Card Scams Emails Reported

Please be aware that there is a recent surge of gift card scam emails being sent to VCU. These emails will usually impersonate a fellow employee – usually someone who is a director. The email will ask that you contact the scammer for a task, usually the scammer will state they are in a meeting and cannot come to the phone. The scammer will ultimately ask that the victim purchase several gift cards for them and send over the info.

To spot a scam like this, careful examine the email address. Usually the scammers will use similar addresses to the person they are impersonating but usually will have some signs indicating that the email is fraudulent. Such as, the email address being from gmail.com or yahoo.com instead of a vcu.edu address or a typo in the name. You can also message the person being impersonated to ask if they sent the email. Be sure to use an alternative email address to contact them.

If you received one of these phishing emails please send them to infosec@vcu.edu and do not reply.

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