Phishing Email – Subject Line: ‘(VCU); or ‘[EXTERNAL] (VCU Health) E-mail quota’ – 8/30/2019
Phishers never take a break, especially before a long holiday. This particular email was sent out on Friday after. The phisher is attempting to be ‘VCU HelpIt’ and they need you to re-validate your email. Here are some warning signs that this email is not legitimate:
- The ‘VCU helpIT’ center has not been called that in many years (It is now the IT Support Center)
- There are misspellings (‘Dear (VCU Health) Accouunt User)
- The actual email is from ‘awebmail369@gmail’. This is not a valid VCU email address.
- They are linking to a non-VCU website
As always, if you see a suspicious email, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org before you click on any links or respond! If you do forward us the email, you can be entered into a raffle to win cool prizes! Learn more at go.vcu.edu/securityhero.
Sent: Friday, August 30, 2019 4:03 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] (VCU Health) E-mail quota.
Dear (VCU Health) Accouunt User,
You have exceeded your (VCU Health) email quota, Click on the link below to
re-validate your VCU Email account.
HelpIT Center | VCU Health Services