Tag: Fraud

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

“Urgent Request” emails are fraudulent

Emails purporting to be from Tom Kennedy asking a single word question “Available?” are fraudulent. Some items to note in these emails. The sending address is “tkennedy.berry.edu@my.com” – clever, but definitely NOT from a Berry account. The signature is in…

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Service Update Messages from “office-365” are fake

Messages claiming your “office-365” email is “out of date” and asking you to click on a link to confirm it and prevent deactivation are fake. They will address you in the greeting with your email username and be signed “Microsoft…

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“Urgent Action Required” Emails are Fraudulent

Many users are receiving emails with the subject of “Urgent Action Required”. These emails are fraudulent. The content of the email suggests there is a problem with their account and incoming emails will be “placed on hold”. Various methods are…

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Employee Audit/Review Emails are Fraudulent

The end of the year saw a rash of fraudulent emails arrive on campus suggesting that an employee review or audit document was attached to them. The subjects varied from “Employee Audits” to “Employee Review” to “Employee Performance Appraisal”. These…

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“Employee Performance Appraisial” Emails are Fraudulent

Many users have received emails with “shared files” and subjects that read “Employee Performance Appraisial”. These are fraudulent and the links in them point to potentially malicious documents posted on Google Docs. The content of the email is posted below:…

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Be careful with “urgent” requests from supervisors – UPDATED!

A large number of fraudulent emails have been received by staff and faculty members of campus departments and/or schools. The emails purport to be from a department head or director and have the subject of “URGENT” (all caps). They all…

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