Phishing Net

Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

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 the link given is not a VCU link. All of these are signs of a scam. If you have received the email, please ignore and delete it.

Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 10:04 AM
Subject: check for me please

Dear Colleague,

Occassionally the IT admin needs to test our business continuity plan by periodically testing our back up facilities. The anual yearly testing starts this week and we need to audit our check off list of pre-request and to confirm that you can login to the backup mail system.

Our back up facility will be able to monitor as your login to the back up.

Again, thank you for your support is this critical participation.

Clinton Jonah
Manager – Technical Support Officer
Technical Support Department
Virginia Commonwealth University
(o) 804-828-2601
(c) 804-827-2034