Phishing Net

Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

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Change.Org Petition SCAM – 1/27/2020

This scam is interesting. A unknown person sends you a petition. Is it safe? Well, just be wary that this scammer may be using to harvest email address and first name/last name. If you don’t know who is sending you the petition and you don’t know what the petition is for, avoid […]

Financial Aid On Hold, Action Required – SCAM – 1/24/2020

This email was sent out to a large number of students on 1/24/2020. The phishers compromised another university’s email account and sent out an email impersonating a Financial Aid Officer. The phishers were harvesting user credentials (username & passwords), on a website that looked like the VCU Login Page. From: Levi Smith <smitlevi@mail[.]gvsu[.]edu>Date: January 24, 2020 at […]

Connect-VCU, Scam 1/22/20

The following is a scam in which the scammer has posed as VCU IT Support Center. The scammer is claiming that the user needs to update their VCU account by clicking a link or the victim will lose access to their account. Please note that the email address used is not a VCU account and […]

Action Required! , Scam 1/9/20

The following is a scam email in which the scammer has impersonated VCU IT and is asking users to click a link. The scammer claims that in order to keep your VCU account the victim is required to enter their info into the link. Please note that the email address used is NOT a VCU […]

Check for me please, Scam 1/6/20

The following email is a scam email, in which the scammer has posed at the VCU IT department. The scammer is attempting to trick the victim into clicking a link, which the scammer will use to harvest the user’s login credentials. You can tell this is a scam based on the scammer’s email address and […]