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Scam Warning Voicemail Phishing Email Feb 28, 2024 at 10:18 AM

Please beware of this phishing email claiming to be a voice message sent by VCU. The phishing email was actually sent by a random email address that changed its name to VCU. Please do not click “Listen to Voicemail”. If you have reached out to the scam message please email us at Please notice […]

Phishing Scam Tricking You to Give Away Your Password 2/28/24

This is a targeted phishing scam towards the VCU community. The scammer attempts to scare victims by telling them their password will expire today and they must “click here” to reset it. If you were to “Click Here” you would be taken to a form, which would capture your password giving away your credentials to […]

Phishing Text Messages (2/28/2024)

There is a phishing text message pretending to be ‘Robert A. Winn’ and asking for Apple Gift Cards. The phishing is currently using the number 1-804-847-1252. Stay diligent as phone numbers are easy to spoof. Lastly, remember if someone is requesting gift cards – it is likely a scam.

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 […]


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 […]

Virginia Commonwealth University Employees: Retirement Planning Sessions Available

Be wary of unsolicited emails regarding pension planning. Although they may provide a legitimate service, they are NOT affiliate with the University or the State. If you want to receive VCU provided support for retirement, please review the resources located on the VCU HR Website:

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 […]

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