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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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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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“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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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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Urgent/emergency requests to purchase iTunes gift cards are fraudulent.

A number of attempts to convince faculty and staff to purchase iTunes gift cards have been circulating. These emails have some or all of the following attributes. They purport to be from deans, department heads, and even the college president….

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Job “opportunities” from Kimble Group

Emails purporting to inform the recipient of available jobs related to their field or interests from a company called “Kimble Group” appear to be suspect. The emails are generally poorly worded, include incorrect grammar, incorrect personal information (wrong names), and…

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