Phishing Net

Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

Warning a URL in the VCU Daily News Clip Letter contains malware Feb 3, 2023

February 3, 2023 an email potentially containing links with malware was sent from vcunews@vcu.edu the VCU Daily News Clips, which includes links to blog posts from VCU organizations. We believe one of these links contains a malware virus and are advising to not click the links of the email. Below is a screenshot of said […]

“Human Resources Shared Document with you” A New Fax Document from “154787787622 7622” 1/12/23

Beware a recent phishing email sent across compass claiming “Human Resources Shared Document with you” If you have received this email please select the three dots top right hand corner and report it as phishing. The attackers attempt to trick us by including names of organizations we are familiar with like, vcu.edu and Microsoft. But […]

Item shared with you: “MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY.pdf” 11/28/22

If you suspect you are a victim of this scam reset your password. Another phishing scam has been sent out the VCU community via a Google Drive shared document. This scam tricks its victims to open the document and check what was shared. Victims will find a form that asks for a username and password. […]

Another Document Shared Scam 11/10/22

If you suspect you are a victim of this scam reset your password. Another phishing scam has been sent out the VCU community via a Google Drive shared document. This scam tricks its victims to open the document and check what was shared. Victims will find a form that asks for a username and password. […]

Fwd: Document shared with you: “New Project.docx” 11/7/22

Beware “Fwd: Document shared with you: “New Project.docx”” The document shared is a ploy to lead the victim to a google form asking for you to enter your information, in which the attacker would store that information in hopes to hack the victim’s account or sell to other hackers. Note that in the body of […]

Re: Document shared with you: “Salary Increase Approved For All faculty & Staff For 2022-2023 Schedules.” 11/7/22

Beware “Re: Document shared with you: “Salary Increase Approved For All faculty & Staff For 2022-2023 Schedules.”” The document shared is a ploy to lead the victim to a google form asking for you to enter your information, in which the attacker would store that information in hopes to hack the victim’s account or sell […]

Facebook Messaging Scam (11/3/2022)

Another day, another scam. Today’s scam targets users with Facebook groups. The scammer used facebook branding, and they even have a link that appears to be related to Facebook. Fortunately, when I hover over the link, I realized that it was not related to Facebook. Additionally, the email address is a Gmail address.

“Michael Rao” Text Scam 11/1/22

Beware of a recent text scam where threat actors are claiming to be Michael Rao via text message. Victims have described the message addressed to them by first name and signed the initial message “Michael Rao”. The scammer proceeds to ask the victims to obtain a Steam card or Apple Card from the nearest store […]

Another Job Scam (7/18/2022)

Phishers and scammers all want a piece of someone else’s money. Today’s scam is no different. The scam lures the victim to a promising job opportunity: low hours and high pay. The scammer collects personal information from you and sends you a check. This is where the scam occurs. The scammer overpays you with the […]

Debt Collector Scam (6/27/2022)

Today’s scam involved debt collectors! The phishers impersonated a legitimate debt collection business (e.g. Bierens Group), but they used a fake domain (“bierensgroups.us“). The real debt collectors are “Bierengroups.com“. Check out the scam below: From: Chahdad – Bierens Collection Attorneys <debtcollection@bierensgroups.us>Date: Sun, Jun 26, 2022 at 7:50 PMSubject: Outstanding DebtTo: <victim@vcu.edu> Hello Victim I am a Debt […]

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