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Job Scam Email Reported Mon, Feb 19, 2024 at 4:33 PM

Please beware of the following job scam email. If you have replied to this offer, please stop all communications with the scammer. This message is not from a VCU professor, please note the suspicious email address from the sender. The scammers behind these emails will pretend to be VCU professors and contact students with unsolicited […]

Warning of Scam, “DOWNSIZING CAMERA AND SOME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS” 2/15/2024

Hello, around 8:20pm this scam email was reported to Infomation Security Office. This is a scam trying to trick victims into moving off of an email to communicate and convince the victim to pay for a shipping fee for the fee items being given away. This is a scam. Please reset your eid password if […]

Fake Password Reset Scam Email

Beware QR Code scam sent around Jan 16th at 8:01 PM. This is a fake Microsoft login screen created by a malicious scammer to steal your credentials. Never trust a QR code in an email. More often than not it is a scam leading you to a phishing website. This is a high level phishing […]

Warning of Fake Email Verification Scam 1-16-24 5:30am

Please be warned of a fake “IT Helpdesk” scam email that was sent out around 5:30am this morning. The scam included a disguised link leading to a form that steal user credentials. If you clicked this link please reset your eid password. If you have responded to the scammer, clicked on the link, otherwise interacted […]

Warning Credential Stealing Scam Subject “Mandy L. Smith is requesting access”

Phishing email was sent Wed, Jan 10, 2024 around 3:56 PM, this scam baits the victim to click the link and submit their login credentials to then see what the document could be. This scam was sent out in groups so you may have received an email from the same hacker but different subject. The hacker […]

WARNING Scam email claiming to be from Michael Rao Ph.D “A Charitable Gift For You !”

Hello, this is a fake message claiming to be from Michael Rao Ph.D, the scam tricks victims into replying in hopes of getting free items but will charge you a fake shipping fee. Please delete the message and do not reply to the scammers or send any money to the “moving company”. If you have […]

Credential Stealing Scam “POLICY DOC00999 – Review & Acknowledge” 12/12/2023

Good afternoon, please beware an email from “Eric Ahlberg e.ahlberg@acmetechnicalgroup.com“. First saw the email delivered December 11, 2023 at 02:10 PM. Please be advised that this email is a scam and should be deleted. If you attempted to interact with the phishing email on a VCU managed device you would see this similar pop up […]

Fake Student Job Scam Email

Please beware another job scam email. Please note the following red flags. -Sender address is claiming to be a VCU professor but the actual address is not a vcu.edu email address. -Notice the grammatical errors in the message, missing spaces and poor sentence structure. Please reach out to infosec@vcu.edu if you are in contact with […]

Scammer Impersonating Two VCU Employees Sent out 8/2/23 around 10:30 AM

A scam was sent out targeting the DAR Technology Services department at VCU from different email addresses all trying to impersonate Rob Downs the Executive Director, DAR Information Systems, and Jay E. Davenport the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations. Scams like this one are common. They appear to be a message from your […]

Beware Phishing Scam “Free Piano Donation.!!!.” 5/17/23

Scam email promising a free piano has hit VCU. This email promises a free piano after paying a “delivery fee”. This is a very convincing scam. Users have fallen for this scam before and were not able to recover the money they sent. If you are ever unsure of an email you can forward it […]

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