Phishing Net

Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled

If you suspect you are a victim of this scam reset your password.

Another phishing scam has been sent out the VCU community via a Google Drive shared document. This scam tricks its victims to open the document and check what was shared. Victims will find a form that asks for a username and password. Any information entered into the document/form is then stored for the attacker to abuse.

Please use extra caution when checking emails. Notice the Yellow warning “Christel Nelson is outside your organization” If you are receiving a document shared through google drive from someone outside of VCU beware it could be a phishing scam.

Examples of the phishing scams below.

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

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