Tag: Scam

This is a scam, regardless of how it is distributed (email, phone, social media)

Fake blackmail email suggests you watched pornography – UPDATED!

A relatively new email scam is to send emails suggesting that the recipient has watched pornographic material online. The scammers sometimes up the validity level by including a password, usually an old one, that the potential victim has used in…

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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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Urgent (job) opportunities are fraudulent

A large number of emails have been received by faculty, staff and students announcing an urgent (job) opportunity. The full text of the email is below, minus the web link that either is serving malware to visitors, or is simply…

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Fake invitations to join the editorial board of a non-existent publication

Attention faculty! A new phishing email is making the rounds that mentions the title of an actual article or paper you have written. After complimenting you, the email invites you to join the editorial board of a non-existent publication. It…

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