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The following is a fake job offer scam. The scammer has taken control of an .edu account from mccd (Merced College) and is using it to appear more legitimate. The email will say “See Attachment” in the body and the attachment has a text document with the job offer. If you have seen this email […]

Payroll Scam (7/29/019)

Scammers often try many methods to trick users. This scammer is trying to have an administrator change the bank account of another employee.  I recognized the following call-signs of a phishing attempt: Urgency – Subject Line! Odd Grammar Non-VCU Email – “” —————————————————— From: John Kregel Date: Fri, Jul 26, 2019, 11:53 PM Subject: URGENT! To: […]

Unusual Activity Detected, Scam (7/16/19)

The following is a scam in which the scammer has posed as a security alert for the victim’s Microsoft account. Please note the email address and noticed that once the link has been hovered over, it will reveal that the link leads to another site, not microsoft. If you have received this email please delete […]

Job Offer Scam – (7/7/2019)

This was a pretty sophisticated job offer scam. The phisher’s email tried to lure individuals to a fake job offer. They crafted a PDF document with the VCU logo. We can see they did not use actual letter-head and they have a couple of odd grammatical choices. It is common for phishers to mess up […]

Account deactivation scam (7/3/2019)

The following scam attempts to trick you into clicking on a malicious link, which will subsequently attempt to steal your personal information. Notice the email addressing the victim by their email address, hidden link, sense of urgency, all of which are tell tale signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it. […]