Archive for August, 2012

Over the past week, we’ve seen multiple variations of phishing scams like this one:

"Too many login attempts" phishing scam

Don’t fall for this scam! (Click image to see full message.)

At the beginning of a new school year, we tend to see a lot of scams like this one, or the ever popular scam:

“Your UDel email is over quota. Click here to verify your account information.”

These are scams designed to take advantage of the naivete of freshpersons and new employees. The scammers are trying to harvest your UD login credentials to steal your identity or to use your account to launch attacks on others. Do not click the links or reply to the email messages. Just delete them.

For more information, browse this blog or visit our formal Avoid phishing scams Web pages.

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If you received an email message that requests you to fill in a form to update your Facebook account information, just delete it–it’s another phishing scam.

Remember, no legitimate company or organization will request private information through email.


Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 01:52:30 -0400
From: “Facebook”  <>
Subject: Notice: Your account will be blocked
To: Recipients <>

Dear Member,

Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you’ve never used before.

For your protection, we’ve temporarily locked your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is using your account without your permission.

Did you log into Facebook from a new device or an unusual location?

- If this was not you, there’s no need to worry. Simply Download the attached member profile attacment and complete Facebook verification.Otherwise your account will be suspended soon.

For more information, visit our Help Center:by downloading the attachment form and click login .

Thanks, Facebook Security Team

Attachment: Login.facebook.com_member2_profile_update.html (75k bytes) 

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New phishing scam alert!

Automated telephone message is a scam

PNC Bank, Inc. has reported customers are receiving an automated telephone call saying that the individual’s PNC Bank card has been compromised. It then instructs the individual to press “1” and enter his or her card number.

If you receive such a message, hang up – it’s a phishing scam. Under no circumstances should you enter your card number. No legitimate business will call or contact you and ask for personal or private banking information.

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