Email scam: UDEL Webmail

Here’s a classic. Oh no! The UDEL Webmail server has a virus! We need your Email Anda [sic], UDelNet ID, and Password. No we don’t. UD will never ask you to email your password to anybody. Even though it appears to have a copyright notice, take a close...

Parcel Scam

There are variations on this scam that we can expect to see more and more as holiday package season arrives. In this version, that landed in UD email on 10/17/11, there were no links to click on to harvest information, instead, an attached “postal label”...

Lottery Scam

Another moldy oldie: You’ve won the lottery! Just send us your personal information. Don’t. From powersball23@myway.com Mon Oct 17 13:35:57 2011 Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:35:54 -0400 From: POWERBALL ONLINE INTL JACKPOT To: powersball23@myway.com Subject:...

US Ambassador to Nigeria

Spotted in UD email on 10/17/11–a version of this moldy oldie — the Nigeria Ambassador scam! Note the fake email addresses in the headers and the request for an inappropriate amount of personal information. Subject: US AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA Date: Mon, 17...

Phishing scams tailored to UD

In the first month of the fall 2011 semester, we’ve seen multiple phishing scams tailored specially for UD. Two of them looked like they came from PNC bank, one looked like it came from Bank of America, several of them claimed to contain a link to an urgent news item...