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Please Help!!, Scam 7-17-18

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posing as someone who needs help. To appear more legitimate the scammer uses a sob story and then asks for a favor. The scammer will use this relationship to eventually take personal information or money from the victim. The best course of action if you receive an email like this is to ignore it.
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From: Brittany Harris coachbrittanyharris@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2018 4:43 AM
To: victim@vcuhealth.org
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Please Help!!

Hello my name is Brittany M. Harris I’ve been in and out the hospital since I was a little girl. From drowning to poisoning I’ve even been in a house fire. I’ve had mental health issues but find peace in studying. I absolutely love everything about medicine and I am eager to learn more. It is very difficult for me to get in school being that I had no support when I previously attempted to go-to school. Can you please help me with getting into school. I am currently in default I really want to get into VCU. Thanks for your time.

Sincerely Brittany Harris

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Graduation Scam (7-3-18)

There have been reports of a new scam targeting students who have graduated or are near graduation. The scam is conducted over phone, the scammer will state that the victim will need to give back their degree because they are missing class credits and/or owe money to the school. The scammer claims they have agents on the way to take the degree. The scammer will give information such as student housing records, class/grade info, and graduation info in an attempt to appear more legitimate. Please be advised that the call is a scam.

If VCU needs to reach out to you for unpaid debt they will do so with email. You can also check your e-services account to check for unpaid balance. If VCU needs to revoke your degree they will ask you to return it by mail or destroy it. If you are unsure about your status or have questions about your degree, you should contact the Office of Records and Registration directly at rar@vcu.edu. If you received a phone call such as this, hang up and do not contact them back.

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Internship Availability Jobs, Employment, Scam (6-24-18)

The following is a job offer scam. The scammer is posing as an employer with an opportunity for the victim. This is a scam, do not respond to the scammer and delete the email if you have received it.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that the scammer are the non- business email used and the attached file with little to no writing in the body of the email. In this particular scam, the scammer has appeared to have attached the wrong file. The file attached (Shown below) is an application for a house.

Ignore and delete the email if you have received it.
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From: Abdelkader Alshboul ama458@uclive.ac.nz
Date: June 24, 2018 at 4:10:25 PM EDT
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: Internship Availability Jobs, Employment.

FIRST NAME:
MIDDLE NAME:
LAST NAME:
DATE OF BIRTH:
PROFESSION:
COMPANY WEBSITE:
DRIVERS LICENSE ID CARD:
PHONE: (CELL)PHONE: (WORK)PHONE: (HOME)PHONE:
MARITAL STATUS:

KIDS :
(YES/NO), HOW MANY_
PRESENT ADDRESS:

CITY:

STATE:

ZIP CODE:

HOW LONG IF RENTING

WHY ARE YOU LEAVING:

HOW LONG DO YOU INTEND STAYING?

WHEN DO YOU INTEND MOVING IN:

HOW SOON CAN YOU SECURE THE PROPERTY AND MAKE THE DEPOSIT PAYMENT?

WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU WISH TO RECEIVE THE KEYS AND DOCUMENTS OF THE House:

IF YOU HAVE A PET

KIND OF PETS:

HABITS

DO YOU SMOKE:

DO YOU DRINK:

DO YOU WORK LATE NIGHT:

REFERENCE

NAME

ADDRESS

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Be smarter next time ID 37LsDxt, Scam (7-2-18)

The following is a variation of a previous scam. The structure remains the same, however, the scammer claims they have material (footage) of the victim in some embarrassing manner. Unless the victim sends over a sum of money to the scammer, the video of the victim will be sent to their relatives and other contacts. In the hopes that the victim is too embarrassed, the scammer hopes that the victim will send over the money.

This is a scam, the scammer does not have a video of the victim and even if they did, they would not delete it because the victim sent over some money. The scammer will continue to harass the victim for money until the victim gives up. The best course of action if you receive an email like this is to delete it and ignore the email.
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From: orrtanya@mail.bg
Date: Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 2:49 PM
Subject: Be smarter next time ID 37LsDxt
To: victim@vcu.edu

Hey! While you pull yours pud watching sexual content web site your pocket computer has been attacked. At present I have at my disposal all the essential compromising material and contact files of all your family. The computer program put to work your front camera and filmed and makes snapshots. Also I have at my disposal all access to yours social media service accounts. If you do not desire me to dispatch all photos and video as you have been fucking off to your family members and coworkers, then you have to forward $USD 400 to my Bitcoin id 16UEEYi5WdVmWUfPGc2vpb5NKR6BaSL Otherways in a case if I don’t receive transmission within 24 hours I going to deliver dirt to all your acquaintance and coworkers and to online world. In a case if you should fulfill all that instructions I gonna close down all that photos and video. You must remember that the main thing in your life are family values and this will be a good experience from now on. In a case if you do not do that baddy things there is no such situation. Be meticulous about next time. Yours respectfully. P.S. You have just 24 hours after watching that mail.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT, Scam (07-2-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This is very similar to previous job offer scams that we have seen before. This time instead of an assistant to a doctor, the job scam is to advertise for a company on your car.

You can tell this is a scam because it came from a different email address than the business (the email used is completely unrelated- In fact the email is from someone internal.)

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Scammer Scam@vcuhealth.org
Date: Sat, Jun 30, 2018, 7:22 AM
Subject: JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
To: victim@vcu.edu

This message was sent securely using Zix®

ABOUT US

The Creative Magazine is the engine that drives greater sales and market share for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers around the world.

JOB TITLE:

Banana Boat Simply Protect Sunscreen Marketing Campaign!!!

JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are currently seeking to employ Individual who owns a Car as we look to introduce Banana Boat Simply Protect to every nooks and cranny especially in United State. The basic premise of the “Drive While Advertising” concept seeks people — regular citizens, not professional drivers — to go about their normal routine as they usually do, only with an advert of “Banana Boat Simply Protect” plastered on their car/truck.

Qualifications:

Must have a Car, Truck, Van or Motorcycle.

SALARY:

$250 weekly including $50 for gas

Interested Candidates should contact benjamin.penazek@creativemagonline.com for more information

Sincerely,

Creative Magazine Inc

Benjamin Penazek

31 Merrick Ave

Merrick, NY 11566, United States

(785) 430-6422

benjamin.penazek@creativemagonline.com

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Re: Your Application, Scam (5-31-18)

The following is a job offer scam. It is very similar in verbiage to several other phishing emails we have seen.

To spot a scam like this, think is it too good to be true? Do you know the person offering the job? No one will offer a job without an interview. The various grammar issues are dead giveaways that this is a scam. If you have been reading the blog you will also see that the format of the scam email are almost exactly the same with a slight change in email address and employer name. All of these are signs of a scam. Note that while the email appears to be from VCU it does not have a footer, the email address is spoofed.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Virginia Commonwealth University job_career@vcu.edu
Date: Thu, May 31, 2018 at 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: Your Application
To: Victim@vcu.edu

Hello,

My name is Dr. Alex Gellman, Clinical Counselor for the Department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). We provide support to students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible) registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students need mental health support to be successful at the university. Also, I am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology of graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.

You have received this email to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me should you decide to accept the offer.

This is a very simple employment. You will only Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $620 .00 weekly. I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.

Also, You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchases to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of July, 2018.

To be considered for this position, reply with these information:

Full Name:
Age:
Current Residential Address,
Alternate email:
Phone no:

Regards

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*****EMPLOYMENT*****, Scam (6-24-18)

The following is a job offer scam. This one is very similar to the previous ones we’ve seen before. They are still using the same doctor name in this scam. The scam contains a job offer in which the scammer hopes the victim will reply and send over personal information. This will allow the scammer to reek havoc on the victim’s life, opening credit cards and continuing to send phishing emails to the victim.

Some signs that this is a scam are the non- business email used. The address that the scammer wants you to email back is also not a business email. If you have been reading the blog the email below will seem familiar.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Abdelkader Alshboul ama458@uclive.ac.nz
Date: Sun, Jun 24, 2018 at 2:54 PM
Subject: *****EMPLOYMENT****
To: Vicim@vcu.edu

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Am Dr Michael Greger and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.
You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant.
I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.
This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week or 4 for $620 .00 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia.
You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away.

Please email your Full name, Residential Address to receive packages, Alternate email (different from school email) and Cell # ;- lukeshaw551@gmail.com

PLEASE SEND INFORMATION REQUESTED IF INTERESTED TO PROCESS YOUR EMPLOYMENT :-

Regards
Dr Michael Greger
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services(DRES)
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Package Delivery Delay, Scam (6-14-18)

The following is a scam where the scammer poses as a package delivery representative. The scam involves alerting the victim that a package meant for them is delayed. In order to see the updated information on their package the victim needs to click a link.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that; the user is not expecting a package, the scammer is emailing from a non-business email, and the name on the email is not the same as the email signature. The email signature claims to be from an automated system yet uses a personal account instead of a service account. All of these are signs that this is a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: HR mick.oxtoby@companyrelay.us
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:46 AM
To: Victim@vcu.edu
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Package Delivery Delay

Dear Sir/Madam

Your package has been delayed.

Please click on the tracking number to see its new delivery date

Tracking New Delivery Date [MALICIOUS LINK REDACTED]

Thanks,

M.Goodwin

(DX Logistics Manager)

(Please do not reply to this message, it is an automated system)

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Internship Program Alert, Scam (6-14-18)

The following is yet another job scam. This scam will have the victim send their resume over to the scammer to be offered a job and asked to cash checks to send money over to vendors. These checks will bounce and the victim will be out however much they sent the scammers. This is very similar to the previous job offer scams. This email in particular has a “See Instruction in the Attached” in the body. The scam information is located inside the attached Text document.

Some signs that his is a scam are that the victim did not reach out first. The email address the scammer is using is not related to Dr. Morgan at all. The address used is not an business email and the email signature does not have any information about which company they represent. The grammar is also off, there are spelling error in the title of the the attachment and in the attachment. Note that if someone was to offer a job they would use their business email and request an interview.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Jamie Eaddy jamie.eaddy@tritonhro.com
Date: Sun, Jun 10, 2018 at 9:28 AM
Subject: Internship Program Alert
To: Victim@vcu.edu

See Instruction in the attached

———- Proceedure.pdf ————
_________________________________________
Am Dr Michael Greger and I work as a clinical counselor for the department
of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and
group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with
disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A
large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric
disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to
be successful at the university. In addition, many University of students with
academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the
academic screening and assessment process.I also am the director of supervision,
training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate
students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school
psychology pre-doctoral interns.You have received this email because you have an
offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me
while we help with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but
as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture,
Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and
Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more. This is a very simple
employment. You will only help me Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items
when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week or 4 for
$620 .00 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away
and helping the disabled students in Australia.You will be paid in advance for all
tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and
mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up
at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this
a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away.
Please email your Full name, Residential Address to receive packages, Alternate
email (different from school email) and Cell # ;- (lukeshaw551@gmail.com)
Regard
Dr Micheal Greger
Clinical Counselor
Disability Resources and Educational Services(DRES)

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University Job Opportunity Fixed-Term (Part-Time) Faculty Positions, Scam (6-14-18)

The following is a job scam. This scam will have the victim send their resume over to the scammer to be offered a job and asked to cash checks to send money over to vendors. These checks will bounce and the victim will be out however much they sent the scammers. This is very similar to the previous job offer scams. This email in particular has a See Attached in the body. The scam information is located inside the attached Text document.

Some signs that his is a scam are that the victim did not reach out first. The email address the scammer is using is not related to Dr. Morgan at all. The address used is not an business email and the email signature does not have any information about which company they represent. Note that if someone was to offer a job they would use their business email and request an interview.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: Dr Williams Morgan coleenrod213@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Jun 4, 2018 at 6:31 PM
Subject: University Job Opportunity Fixed-Term (Part-Time) Faculty Positions
To: Victim@vcu.edu

See Attached.

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Dear Student,
I am Dr. Williams Morgan and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the university. In addition,many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.This is a very simple employment.

You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $620 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the First week of July 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile and Correspondent will reply you as soon as possible.

Regards,
Dr Williams Morgan

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