Phishing Net

Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

Geek Squad Subscription – SCAM – (7/20/2021)

The scammers are on the rise again! This time it is a Geek Squad Subscription. This scam involves sending you a subscription renewal notice from ‘Geek Squad’. The scammer wants to you call their phone number and provide sensitive information (e.g., credit card information, personal information, etc). There are a couple of identifiers that let […]

Important Updates – Spoofing Email Address (7/15/2021)

This is a clever phishing tactic. The phisher ‘spoofs’ your email address and sends you an email. From your perspective, you received an email from yourself. This helps build authenticity that your account has been hacked and now the phisher is demanding payment (in the form of bitcoin). Fortunately for you, your account is not […]

Barch, Anna shared “docx” with you. – Scam 5/14/21

Hello, please be aware that there is a scam email sent out to from acbarch@carlow[.]edu via Microsoft OneDrive. The email states that Dr. Rao is sharing a file with you via OneDrive. Please note that this is a scam, the sender is not Dr. Rao and the sender is not from the VCU community. If […]

Staff Update on Benefits// Update on Invoice Certification// Staff update on Benefit payments// Payments/Adjustments – SCAM

Hello, Please be aware that there is a phishing attack that has been sent out to the VCU community. The scam email is from Brianna.Porch@vcuhealth[.]org. With various subject lines: Staff Update on Benefits Update on Invoice Certification Staff Update on Benefit payments Payments/ Adjustments The email contains a link to a website that asks for […]

Retirement Consultation – Spam/Scam (4/27/21)

There is a group, NesGroup, that is offering 1-on-1 consultations for retirement accounts. Be aware, this group is NOT affiliated with VCU. We do not recommend contacting the group or using their services. You will find a copy of the email below:

NOT a Scam- Subscription Change Confirmation

Hello, there was an email that was sent out late Friday night from Virginia Dept. of Human Resource Management DHRM-comms@public.govdelivery.com. The email would have stated that you have been unsubscribed from an email list. Please be aware this is NOT a SCAM and is a vendor error. You may refer to the follow up email […]

Another Job Phishing Scam (4/14/2021)

Spring is in the air, and another job phishing scam is right around the corner. Although this time the scammer is using another EDU account. The scam is ‘the usual’. The scammer will offer you $500 a week for a minimal amount of work. The con: they will overpay you with a check and they […]

Job – Phishing Scam Impersonating support@vcu.edu (4/6/21)

There is a new job phishing scam going around. The phisher is spoofing a VCU email address – support@vcu.edu. They are enticing students with a job opportunity, but don’t be fooled! The scam always results in you sending the phisher money. A picture of the scam is below:

Phishing Link via Text (4/1/2021)

We received a report that the following phishing text is being sent to VCU personnel. Please note – VCU will never have you validate your email via a text message. Lastly, when in doubt about an email you received – forward it over to the Information Security Office (infosec@vcu.edu) .

Scam – Internship Work Order RM-4154 is Completed­čĺ╝

The following is a variant of the fake job offer scam. It appears a VCU account has been compromised and was being used to send fake job offers to fellow students. Please noticed that the sender account is a student account at VCU, not VCU as they present themselves. If you have received this email […]

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