Voucher for one free scam

As the holiday season approaches, scammers are taking advantage of everyone’s festive mood. A very enticing phishing attack is claiming to give out free store vouchers for holidays, if you fill out a form. There is an embedded link in the email that supposedly...

Phishing scams, now in your pocket!

A phishing attack that targets cell phones has been reported. A scammer will send you a brief, but urgent text message telling you to call the listed number: Click the smaller image for a larger version When you call the number, the scammer tells you that your bank...

I have to change my Paypal information again?

Paypal’s “ID Review Department” is trying to get your personal information again.  This time, the scammers  have created a very sophisticated pharming site, but the email message is still a classic example of a phishing scam: Click smaller image for...

Who keeps calling me?

The UD VoIP system has a feature that allows its users to forward voicemails to email. However, before it can be functional, UD staff must personally request this feature be set up by Telephone Services–it is not automatic. If you have not requested this feature...

Don’t call this number

There have been several email messages using  phishing style attacks to scam you. Even though these two messages look different, they are trying to scam you in the same way: Click on the image for a larger version This message is using the traditional phishing scam...

Attention poypel.com membar!

According to the “ID Review Department,”  there has been an error while processing your PayPal payment: Click smaller image for a larger version. It is clearly a phishing scam due to several obvious flaws: The message is from poypel.com, not paypal.com....

My mailbox is full?

Have you been using your email a lot recently? Should you re-validate it so you can keep receiving email messages? The answer should be NO! This message has been be seen in several Google Apps @UDel.edu mailboxes: Click smaller image for a larger version. It is...

Tempting bait: Don’t bite on this phishing scam!

We had several reports of this phishing message showing up in UD inboxes this morning. One alert student sent us this screen shot off her cell phone: Others reported seeing message headers spoofing an email address at UD: “officemail@udel.edu” [sic]. If...

An unfortunate phishing trip

A recent string of “send me a loan” phishing scams are appearing in UDel inboxes. The email looks like it is from a distressed friend or family member.  The scammer will engage in a conversation leading up to them asking you to wire  money through a bank...

This prize seems phishy.

Do you know Gillian and Adrian Bayford? You should since they offered you 1.5 million dollars. It seems too good to be true, right? Here is the email message: Click smaller image for a larger version. Unlike scams that rely on phishing sites, this one links to a...