US-CERT posts warning re: tax phishing scams

This morning, US-CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) posted a warning at their Web site about IRS and tax phishing scams. It is that time of year! As they point out in their warning, These messages, which may appear to be from the IRS, may ask users to submit...

Another Nigerian scam

We’ve not seen a lot of new phishing scams at UD so far this winter. But there is a version of the Nigerian scam starting to show up in some UD inboxes. See a message like this one? Just delete it. Dear Friend, I am Barrister.Abari Tamuno the Personal Attorney...

Same old scams this month

So far this month, we’ve not seen a lot of especially dangerous spam in our udel.edu inboxes. We’ve seen a lot of “repeat scams”: Fake warnings about failed electronic payments, A variety of Facebook-related scams like this one, Pleas for help...

Southwest prizes on Facebook: Scam

An astute reader should be able to tell that this is a scam. Not from someone you know. A “twitter-shortened” link in the middle of an email message. Sent TO an email address you don’t recognize. Free gifts from an airline sound appealing, but...

Cancer, Orphan, God, Widow: SCAM!

No one at UD will fall for a scam like this one, right? But maybe your 90-year-old grandmother with her first iPad may not be so circumspect. Just like you tell your 7-year-old twins before they go out into the neighborhood, tell her that, on the Internet, she needs...

Wachovia account suspended

Oh, no, I’ve received email that my Wachovia Bank account has been suspended! This phish would be moderately effective if it didn’t refer to a bank that no longer exists! Wachovia was bought by Wells Fargo over a year ago. Besides, as the screen shot below...

Do not send us your password & DOB

Don’t ever respond to email like this. We’ll never ask you to send us your password and date of birth. This phishing scam is clearly not from UD. Look at the from and reply-to addresses. We’re not perfect, but we try to send out email without...

Verizon warns of recent phish

Verizon recently sent out a phishing warning to many of its customers. Recent phishing email has gone out with the Verizon logo and a link that LOOKS like a legitimate link. However, when you follow the link you go to a “pharming” site–a web site...

Even your Yahoo! email can get phished.

A lot of UD folks have email accounts at Yahoo!, Google, or Hotmail for things like shopping and personal correspondence. So this phish, seen in a Yahoo! email account, could be relevant. Notice how this one contradicts itself–it claims your account has had new...

More fake ACH phish

Last month, we talked about fake notices that an electronic payment has failed. Well, these phish are really multiplying. One IT staff member received 43 (!) messages like that in the past week. Even if they have the NACHA logo and are formatted appropriately,...