Email phishing message

Remember, the University WILL NEVER request information about your email account. Any messages you receive that say otherwise are phishing for personal information. ALWAYS delete these messages. One such message was received by UD personnel on Oct. 19, 2011. From:...

Mailbox Quota Exceeded

First off, UD will never send you email telling you to click on a form to increase your email quota. Second, UD will never ever send you email of any kind that appears to come from “ShastaCollege.edu.” Third, we’re not perfect, but we hope that...

Can’t process your tax return

This one was seen at UD on October 10. Key giveaways this is a phish? Like the IRS is really going to use a linkedin.com address for the “Reply-To” address. Hover your mouse over the “review page on irs.gov” text. Lo and behold, that’s...

ACH Payment Canceled

Here’s another classic example that preys on our growing reliance on electronic payments. Of course, if you suspect that there’s an issue with an electronic payment, you should contact your bank(s) and inquire if they’ve had a problem processing an...

Fake PNC email message

Here’s an example of a classic “tailored for UD” phishing scam that arrived in UD inboxes in late September. Note that it tried to tie udel.edu with PNC–since the scammer knew that UD and PNC have a business arrangement. At first glance, it...

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...