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Mail Update Scam (12/11/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the login credentials from the victim. Notice the non-Microsoft email address, the generic language, and the non-Microsoft link; all of these are tell-tale signs of an email scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Message Server [mailto:mexxxxxxxx@fdelectrical.onmicrosoft.com]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2017 2:32 PM
To:
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Mail Update

Microsoft Outlook

 Unusual Sign in activity

To begin activity review now, click on the link below to start the process.

REVIEW ACTIVITY (Malicious link removed)

NOTE: Please go to review activity page to let us know whether or not this was you.

Thanks.
Microsoft Outlook Security Team
© 2017

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US Park Police Chief Robert Maclean + Statue of Liberty INJUSTICES! (Scam 12/11/17)

The email below is leveraging the recent loss of a VCU alumnus in order to manipulate the recipient into responding. If you get this email, please do not click on any of the attachments and delete it immediately. The email its lengthy and contains information that is graphic in nature.  The first few lines are posted below.

From: John Public <jq_public2001@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 3:06 AM
Subject: US Park Police Chief Robert Maclean + Statue of Liberty INJUSTICES!
To: X X <jq_public2001@yahoo.com>

VCU:
Most of what I’ve told you is NYFO related and seems irrelevant, but former Chief Sal Lauro promoted both Chief Maclean and retired in Dec 2016 Chief Pat Smith, who both covered-up (18 USC 4 Misprision of Felony) Major John Lauro, Captain Greg Norman and Sgt. Sal Norman’s felony tax evasion vending machine business at just unauthorized.
If you look at Sgt. Sal Norman’s JA Contracting, you’ll see comments from Rich F. who is Officer recently rewarded with Sergeant in DC ahead of much more qualified DC Officers, who worked the midnight shift and has not had an arrest nor written a ticket in 10+ years but was rewarded for getting a fellow officer fired, the Lauros/Normans have been trying to get rid fo for years because he was reporting their NYFO criminal acts. 
That Officer was falsely arrested by Captain Neal Lauro and Lt. now Major John Lauro as a knee jerk reaction to that officer mentioning a letter he mailed to the OIG 3 days prior. Fearing what was written in that letter, they arrested him to discredit him and anything he wrote in that letter. 
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US Park Police Chief Robert Maclean (Scam 12/11/2017)

The email below is leveraging the recent loss of a VCU alumnus in order to manipulate the recipient into responding. If you get this email, please do not click on any of the attachments and delete it immediately. The email its lengthy and contains information that is graphic in nature.  The first few lines are posted below.

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From: John Public <jq_public2001@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 3:04 AM
Subject: US Park Police Chief Robert Maclean
To: X X <jq_public2001@yahoo.com>

Dear Virginia Commonwealth University:
I have no new information on DOI Secretary Zinke’s USPP helicopter use or VCU graduate Bijan Ghaisar shooting itself but I know enough about Chief Maclean to know he could care less about objectivity and since he does not have enough honor to step down he should be REMOVED from office.
You recall the 4 African-American teens detained by the USPP for illegal vending on The Mall.
In January 2016, Chief’s Robert Maclean and Pat Smith, both promoted by former Chief Sal Lauro, who was made DOI Head of Law Enforcement by Secretary Salazar in January 2011, made a trip to the NYFO to cover-up (18 USC 4 Misprision of Felony), Major John Lauro, Captain Greg Norman and Marine Unit Sgt. Sal Norman decades old, felony tax evasion, Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island UNTAXED vending machine business, covered-up by OIG Special Agent Darren Von Feldt’s OIG report as only unauthorized.
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Selling Email List – Scam (12/07/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into sending them personal data, eventually leading to a false purchase. Notice the unknown sender’s email address (from a non-existent company) and strange grammar , all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: Jxxxx Sxxxxx
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:55 AM
To: Victim
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: 2018 AAD annual meeting- 14,813 Dermatologists

Hi,

I tried reaching you with the below proposal.

Did you receive my email ? Writing to check if you have any interest in below mentioned email.

If you have any other requirement, Appending, Campaign, List Updating, List verification & Cleansing etc.

Let me know & I will get back with more information for the same.

Regards,

Jxxxx Sxxxxxx
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Hi,

Would you like to purchase the opt-in emails list of Dermatologists?

I understand that your company is exhibiting at American Academy of Dermatology2018& you might be comparing lead generation services for the event.

We are offering following services for the event:

List purchase of

14,813 Dermatologists
8,075 Plastic Surgeons

Three email campaigns package for the events via automated platform

Pre show eblast
During the show
Post show

Data fields: Clinic/Hospital name, Web Address/URL, First name, Last name, Job title, Specialty, Postal address (street address, city, state, zip code, country), Phone & Email address

Let me know your interest and we will get back to you with the quote and list details.

PS: Please forward this to the appropriate contact if you do not handle these opportunities.

Thanks and looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards,

Jxxxx Sxxxxx

Marketing Project Specialist

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Update Scam (12/1/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal the victims’ credentials. Notice the unknown sender’s email address, generic language, and the masked link that doesn’t go to a legit site; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: Desery Costello
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 9:06 AM
To:
Subject: 01/12/2017 Updating-Warning!

 

Dear Microsoft User,

We are closing all old version of Your Mailbox as from December. 3nd.
Tap below to get a more organized mailbox to avoid being deactivated.

UPGRADE NOW TO THE NEWEST VERSION (malclious link removed)

Thank You.
Webmail support———–
Please do not reply to this message. Mail sent to this address cannot be answered.

Microsoft Team

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New toy! Scam (12/01/17)

The following scam attempts to trick you into downloading a malicious file (in this case a word document) ; which will subsequently attempt to steal your credentials. Notice the mis-spellings in “appliactions, wil”, non-vcu email account, and the generic language; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.
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From: <Cxxxxxx.Mxxxxxxx@usmillaw.info>
Date: Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 3:24 PM
Subject: new toy!
To: victim@vcu.edu

I’ve noticed that a number of reports we run could be so much simpler…try this instead, saved me a bunch of time

HR Appliaction

I got it for free, but I think it wil run out in about 6 months. Maybe they will pay for the upgrade then?

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Tried Calling Scam (11/29/17)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link; which will subsequently attempt to steal your credentials. Notice the non-VCU / non-VCUHS sender’s email, the sense of urgency, and the generic language; All of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: <W.Sxxxxx@usmillaw.us>
Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Tried calling ….
To: victim@vcu.edu

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

Click here (Malicious Link removed)

 

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Secure message scam (11/29/17)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link; which will subsequently attempt to steal your credentials. Notice the mis-spelled Dropbox, non-dropbox or vcu email account, and masked link to an unknown website; all of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this email if you received it.

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From: Dropboxx <jsixxxxx@hbu.edu>
Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 11:03 AM
Subject: You have received a secure message
To:

Dear xxxxxxx@vcu.edu

You have a new document shared with you via Dropbox

Click to open:   Secure Message (Malicious link removed)

Happy Dropboxing!

– The Dropbox Team

 

The best sharing and storage solution for your business.

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Message from President Scam (11/27/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into opening a PDF attachment which contains a malicious link. If the victim opens the attachment and clicks on the link, then the victim will be redirected to a website aimed to steal credentials from the victim. Notice the non-VCU sender’s email address generic language; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.

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From: Dale Mxxxx <dxxxxx@wxxxxxr.edu>
Date: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 8:49 AM
Subject: Fw: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MICHAEL RAO – Virginia Commonwealth University Employee Communications (11/21/2017)
To:

                                    A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT MICHAEL RAO
 
November 21, 2017
 
Dear  Colleagues,
 
I have some important documents to share with you which requires all staffs prompt attention.
 
Please read through attached document.
 

It’s of high importance all staffs read through on what improves the welfare of our University.

 
Thank you for all you’ve done and for all you continue to do.
Sincerely,
 
Michael Rao
President
Virginia Commonwealth University
president@vcu.edu
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Compliance Advisement scam (11/21/17)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently steal login information from the victims. Notice the non-VCU / non-VCUHS sender’s email, the sense of urgency, and the generic language; All of these are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.
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From: Thomas Elmes <Thomas.Elmes@fai.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 09:43 AM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: Information Technology Security!!!

Information Technology Security & Compliance Advisement
If you are receiving this please note that your mailbox needs to be re-validated today November 2017.

What You Need To Do?
1) Click RE-VALIDATE Now
2) DELETE all hidden attachment.
3) If you open the link, fill correctly in other to allow Service Desk Scan your computer.

Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is not monitored, and you will not receive a response.

Thank you,

Information Technology

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