Facebook phish not seen at UD. . . yet

Sophos.com reports that there’s a new facebook phishing scam in the wild. We’ve not seen it here at UD–yet. See Graham Cluley’s article, Beware Facebook lottery email scam, published yesterday. Bottom line, if you get email from...

My beloved. (Inheritance scam with religious overtones)

Every so often, you hear a local news story about someone having fallen for this kind of scam. Usually someone new to email is convinced that, because the story is so sad, because the alleged sender says she prayed over it, because the text refers to Jesus Christ so...

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”...