Tag: Fraud

Fraud, usually involving money, such as an attempt to convince the victim to purchase gift cards

March News from Information Security

Whew! We made it to March! While there won’t be some of the typical shenanigans we are used to experiencing in March, like Spring Break (sorry, I had to mention it), there are plenty of things to be aware of….

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“2020 Anti Virus Protection” Emails are Fake

One of the first things you will notice about these fake “anti virus” protection emails is the odd font in the subject line. A small font, sized at half the height of normal fonts, it looks…odd. This is red flag…

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August News from Information Security

Welcome to the intentionally delayed August Information Security newsletter. I wanted to release this in conjunction with everyone returning to campus. First I want to welcome all our new faculty, staff and students as we begin this most interesting journey…

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Emails offering a personal assistant job opportunity are fraudulent

UPDATE: A new version of this fraud was sent from a compromised Berry account recently. The subject of the email was “P.A Job Offer”. It was offering $500 a week to be a personal assistant. As mentioned below, do not…

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VM Notifications and Signature Requests are Fraudulent

Many of you have received (and some have reported – thanks!) two fairly new phishing emails to appear in our inboxes. The first one is a (sometimes incorrectly) targeted voice mail notification. It appears to come from a Berry address…

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June News from Information Security

Welcome to the very late June newsletter! A failure to plan and pre-write the June newsletter, plus a virtual conference during the first week of June, then a frenzy of activity at work, then a couple of vacation days has…

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COVID-19 Job Offer Emails are Fraudulent

An email has been sent to campus inboxes about a COVID-19 “Work Online From Home Job” paying $500 a week. This email is fraudulent. Do NOT reply to the email with your information. The email did not have a warning…

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