Phishing Net

Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

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, and Microsoft. But a legitimate HR email from VCU would not be sent out in this format. Some red flags that prove this is a phishing email include, the odd wording of the email, notice in the line, You have Recieved 9 pages of Corporate eFax Message From (154787787622) ” . received is spelt incorrectly and there are extra spaces and a random ” character at the end.

If you suspect an email is phishing and notice these red flags please report it to by forwarding the email to that address. Thank you and remember to use caution approaching an email received from outside of the VCU organization.

Don’t be a phishing victim – VCU and other reputable organizations will never use email to request that you reply with your password, social security number or confidential personal information. For more details visit