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Messages similar to the suspicious emails listed below may be related to phishing scams, schemes to commit identity theft, or other attempts to compromise users’ machines or personal information.

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  • If you receive an email that appears “phishy” and are unsure if it’s legitimate, and it is not listed below, please report it to us by forwarding it to [email protected].

Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVA:

[Posted: Sep 22, 2023 12:14 PM]

From: Prof. Lagor Frank <realemilysalch [at]>
Sent: Friday, September 22, 2023 12:05:22 PM
Subject: Part-Time Job Opening
 University of Virginia, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences requires the services of  Undergraduate students to assist with research projects on campus. The successful candidates will work closely with our research team to support ongoing data collection, and analysis . They are to work remotely and get paid $400  weekly.


Assist with the design and implementation of research projects on campus
Conduct literature reviews and summarize key findings
Collect and analyze data using appropriate statistical methods
Prepare and present findings to the research team
Perform administrative duties such as scheduling, data entry, and record keeping
Assist with writing research reports and manuscripts for publication
Recruit participants and conduct research studies

Excellent organizational and time management skills
Strong attention to detail
Availability to work on campus or remotely 
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule, and the successful candidate will work approximately 7 hours per week. The position offers valuable research experience, and the opportunity to work with a dynamic and collaborative research team on campus.

To proceed with the application process and other eligibility descriptions, submit your resume for review and approval for the position.
Best regards,

Lagor, Frank

[Posted: Sep 21, 2023 10:40 AM]

From: Julia Blaney <blaneyj [at]>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2023 at 6:41 PM
Subject: Clinical Admin

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) advocates for
policy issues that improve the lives of people with disabilities and
advance the collective power of the disability rights movement. And your
support helps increase the political and economic power of people with

APPLICATION PROCESS: Each applicant is required to submit their resume to
universitydesk02 [at] and applications will be screened to select the
most qualified candidates.

working Agreement: Working hour - 2hr/day Days - 3 days weekly Compensation
- $560 weekly.

AAPD, Washington State University.


The American Association of People with Disabilities has a Part-time
position available:

"Our Charlottesville Center is looking for a Part-Time Virtual Assistant.
This position would be for 3 days in a week (with the possibility of
covering other centers around the area, if needed/available). We mainly
focus on getting Assistive tools that will help kids with special needs

Paid holidays, no weekends, no nights, no call.”

working Agreement: Working hour - 2hr/day Days - 3 days weekly Compensation
- $560 weekly.

APPLICATION PROCESS for this position, contact your employer directly by
sending your CV to universitydesk02 [at]

AAPD, University of Virginia.

[Posted: Sep 21, 2023 10:38 AM]

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: universitydesk02 <universitydesk02 [at]>
Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2023 at 10:10 AM
Subject: Job Position
To: Typical User <mst3k [at]>

Dear User,

We are pleased to offer you this position as this is an exciting and
challenging opportunity in the field of humanity and inclusion! Sure,
you’ll learn new skills, network with experts, connect with thought
leaders, and finish with a resume that opens doors.

The usual background check will be carried out but then, I must commend
your potential and ability to work with us as you deserve to be part of our
success story.
I expect you to start work immediately if you accept the offer to work with
us and after your first task an interview will be scheduled upon my
arrival. Our mission is to help people living with chronic conditions make
healthier choices every day.

We are looking for a well-meaning assistant in Charlottesville, Virginia,
or any location who can maintain composure in difficult situations, Value
the confidential nature of sensitive student’s information. This role
requires patience as we work with a population struggling with Disabilities
who are oftentimes intimidated by technology.

We are providing necessary resources to allow children with learning
disabilities (LD) to complete the same assignments as other students at the
same time.
To help these students better, we have started recruiting Hybrid Teachers
with teaching methodology and Assisting Teaching Technologies to meet the
appropriate needs of each child. I have disabilities myself and I advocate
for the inclusion of all people with disabilities so you can begin to guess
where my interest emanates from and why I cannot do much physically.

Your job duties as an administrator is to secure the needed resources
online or at any nearby post office, Prepare instructional materials as
requested like converting textbooks into audio books, Maintain records as
necessary, Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Also, Responsible
for assisting students through special programs designed to meet
constituent needs. This includes testing new apps and equipment and
providing feedback to ensure the technology and equipment available to
students is useful and accessible. And instructions on how to secure them
will be sent to you.

Funds for your first assignment will be sent via your email through an
Electronic Bank check. E-check is a fund delivery service that endorses and
guarantees check delivery faster through email as we do not have the luxury
of time to waste with courier services. It will as well save you the stress
of having to purchase stamps, envelopes or going to the mailbox/Post office.
What you need to do is simple, just log into your email, Click, Download
and print the check. After the funds have been printed, It can be deposited
immediately and all tasks can proceed without stress.

Right now, you will only need to purchase a Business Check Paper for
printing of the check, this check paper is sold for only ($15) at any
Stationery store like Staples, Office Depot or officeMax. You will be
re-reimburse for the cost of supplies.
Get the Business Check Paper today and proceed by sending me an email.

Please confirm that you have a printer to do the printings needed.

You can deposit it online through mobile App deposit or make an ATM deposit
so that the funds can be available immediately or the next day to complete
the assignment on time which will enable you to meet up with this week's
deadline. Once funds are Deposited, I will send you the Instructions.
Usually, we pay our new employees their bill in the first week in order to
enable them to carry out their duties efficiently without having to be
short on cash.

In accepting this offer, you certify that you understand your employment
process and can start immediately, neither you nor I have entered into a
contract regarding the terms or the duration of your employment until my
arrival. As an at-will employee, you will be free to terminate your
employment with me at any time, with or without cause or advance notice.
Likewise, I also have the right to reassign you, or to terminate your
employment at any time, with or without cause or advance notice if you are
not capable of carrying out the tasks and assignments assigned to you by me.


Dr. Denis Johnson
Assistant Director
AAPD, University of Virginia.

[Posted: Sep 18, 2023 4:28 PM]

From: Thomas Watson <thomaswatson5459 [at]>
Date: September 18, 2023 at 12:17:56 PM EDT
Subject: Yamaha Keyboard for giveaway
Reply-To: thomaswatson5459 [at]

I have a beautiful Piano keyboard to give away, would you like to have it or refer someone who likes to play? I am moving into a smaller apartment and won't have a need for it.
T. Watson

[Posted: Sep 15, 2023 8:41 AM]

From: Aubrey Campbell <aubrey [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 6:25 AM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k [at]>
Subject: University of Virginia Annual Pension Review

University of Virginia Annual Pension Review

Typical user,



Department: PV-Student Financial Services Operating


It's that time of the year again to schedule a one-on-one consultation regarding your specific state, federal, and individual retirement benefit questions.


At the meeting you'll learn what you can expect when you retire, and how much longer you will need to work to maximize your benefits. You'll also receive advice on the best ways to utilize your 403(b) and 457 options with your Social Security benefits, as well as get answers to general retirement questions.


Appointments are held over phone or by virtual meeting. To secure your spot, use the link below.

[Create Appointment]

Or visit:


All licensed representatives are not employees of the school, state, or their respective state pension programs.


See Privacy Policy<hxxps://> for more details about how we use your information.

My Pension Analysis, 1887 Whitney Mesa Dr #1512, Henderson, NV 89014 | Unsubscribe<hxxps://>

[Posted: Sep 14, 2023 11:01 AM]

From: University Of Virginia Assitance <a.kabat [at]> 
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2023 2:03 AM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k [at]>
Subject: Security Prompt for mst3k [at] Thursday September 2023



Security Authentication Update

[Deleted QR code]

msm6n, we take the security of your account seriously and want to inform you about recent security activities and updates.

Due to latest organizational policies, we have introduced a new security feature to enhance the protection of your account. To complete the security steps, please follow the instructions below:

Scan the above QR code with your mobile device camera and follow the prompt.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues during the process, please don't hesitate to contact our support team at [email protected].

You're being held responsible to review security update and requirements as of Wednesday-September-2023 23:03 PM

This email was sent to you as part of our commitment to ensuring the security of your account. Please do not reply to this email. © 2023. All rights reserved.


This email was sent to you as part of our commitment to ensuring the security of your account. Please do not reply to this email.

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This communication, including any attachments, is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain privileged and confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately by replying to this message or contacting the University Of Virginia at (318) 227-1131 and permanently delete this message and any attachments. Your cooperation is appreciated.


[Posted: Sep 11, 2023 8:48 AM]

From: Dr. Stanley Chukwuka Jung <chukwukastanley13 [at]>
Sent: Sunday, September 10, 2023 12:19 AM
Subject: Part-Time Job Opening

The service of a student research assistant is urgently required to work part-time and get paid $650 bi-weekly.Tasks will be carried out remotely and work time is 8 hours/week.
If interested, submit a copy of your updated resume and a functional google chat email address to our Department of Anthropology via this email address to proceed.


Kath Weston
Professor of Anthropology
Department of  Anthropology

[Posted: Sep 1, 2023 3:17 PM]

From: Jane Todd <jane [at]>
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2023 11:35 AM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k [at]>
Subject: Retirement Planning Sessions for the University of Virginia Employees

Limited availability. Schedule today!

Retirement Meetings for the University of Virginia Employees

As a valued employee of the University of Virginia, you are eligible for a free one-on-one retirement planning session with a state pension expert.

As part of this meeting, you will be provided information that will help you figure out:

  *   Your expected income when you retire
  *   How much longer you will have to work
  *   How you can save more money for retirement
  *   Which options have guaranteed income when you retire

Appointments are limited, click below to schedule your session.

Click Here to Schedule Your Session<hxxps://>

Representatives are independent and not state, college, or district employees.

PO Box 2547, 34698, Dunedin

This email was sent to mst3k [at]<mailto:mst3k [at]>


[Posted: Aug 23, 2023 11:58 AM]

From: The University Of Virginia via DocuSign <dse_NA4>
Date: August 23, 2023 at 10:59:51 AM EDT
To: UVA User (mst3k)" <[email protected]>
Subject: Payroll System Update
Reply-To: The University Of Virginia <>

The University Of Virginia sent you a document to review and sign.
The University Of Virginia
This is to notify you that your payroll information has been updated.

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[Posted: Aug 18, 2023 11:10 AM]

From: Desiree Duenas <desiree.duenas [at]>
Sent: Friday, August 18, 2023 10:19 AM
To: no-reply [at]
Subject: University of Virginia Mailbox - Update Request!

All Active Users;

This is to notify active staff, students and alumni that all mailboxes are being validated. Use link below to complete validation within 48 hours to avoid closure.



Thank you.

IT Helpdesk Admin

[cid:[email protected]]
© 2023 Copyright | University of Virginia  .

[Posted: Jul 28, 2023 1:17 PM]

From: Sarah Johnson <sarah [at]>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2023 11:21 AM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k [at]>
Subject: Retirement Planning Sessions for the University of Virginia Employees

Limited availability. Schedule today!
Retirement Meetings for the University of Virginia Employees

As a valued employee of the University of Virginia, you are eligible for a free one-on-one retirement planning session with a state pension expert.

As part of this meeting, you will be provided information that will help you figure out:

  *   Your expected income when you retire
  *   How much longer you will have to work
  *   How you can save more money for retirement
  *   Which options have guaranteed income when you retire

Appointments are limited, click below to schedule your session.

Click Here to Schedule Your Session<hxxps://>

Representatives are independent and not state, college, or district employees.

PO Box 2547, 34698, Dunedin

This email was sent to [email protected]


[Posted: Jul 28, 2023 8:06 AM]

From: Zahid, Rahmatullah (rz3g) <rz3g [at]>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2023 12:31 AM

I am delighted to present an exciting opportunity: Temporary Personal Assistant needed for COVID-19 support at YMCA.
Part-time, remote role with a competitive salary. Apply now to make a positive impact on lives.
Review YMCA Job Offer <hxxps://> for instructions and contact Ms. Stephanie Minor for guidance using your personal email address (Gmail, Yahoo, or Hotmail)
Thank you for considering this remarkable opportunity. We eagerly await your application and the possibility of welcoming you to the YMCA team.

Best regards,

Zahid Rahmatullah

[Posted: Jul 14, 2023 3:34 PM]


We have a new Data Entry Clerk job opening, you will be working from the comfort of your home. Monthly pay is $10,000 with other benefits. Please email me back if you are interested.


Joe Condit
Technical Recruiter
Copiers Plus Inc

[Posted: Jul 11, 2023 9:16 PM]

From: Virginia MFA Settings <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2023 2:15 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <[email protected]>
Subject: Action Required: Virginia Account Requires MFA Setup For [email protected].

Action Required: Virginia Account Requires MFA Setup


[Posted: Jul 11, 2023 8:45 AM]

The email was specifically sent to recipients within the UVA Community (July 11) at 9 AM. If you have received the email, it is important that you follow the instructions provided in the message as soon as possible.

UVA Information Security


Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, and Colleagues: 

On June 1, the University was the target of a sophisticated cyberattack. Within hours of occurrence, this unauthorized access was identified and contained by our Information Technology Services (ITS) team. 

During this incident, information was exposed that could make it easier for a third-party to obtain a UVA academic password. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we are requiring that passwords be reset.


What you need to do 


Please reset your UVA academic password now to maintain uninterrupted access to our shared systems, such as UVA email, networks, and other centrally supported services and applications.  


Step-by-step instructions for resetting your password can be found at:


Passwords not reset by 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12 will result in temporary loss of access to UVA email and other shared systems. 


If you have tried the instructions above and need further assistance, our UVA Help Desk is available to help: hxxps:// Due to the high volume of anticipated requests, the quickest way to receive help will be via our Help Desk chat option. You may also call the ITS Help Desk at 4-HELP (434-924-4357) or toll-free 866-469-4866.  


This message can be validated with the UVA Help Desk with reference code: #######.


Please note the importance of using unique passwords for university and personal accounts, as per University authentication standards. If your practice has been to use the same passwords for multiple accounts, you are strongly encouraged to also change your password for all other accounts where it has been used. 


What you need to know 

Our investigation indicates that no personally identifiable or financial information — such as names, Social Security numbers, and banking information — or personal health information was accessed. In fact, no information on our servers classified for highly sensitive data was compromised.  


It is also important to note that UVA Health systems were not affected.


UVA Health Team Members: Your UVA Health passwords (Single Sign On, etc.) do not need to be reset unless you have used the same password for both your UVA academic and UVA Health accounts. If you have a UVA academic password, please reset it now.

UVA Wise, School of Law, Darden: Your school’s passwords do not need to be reset unless you have used the same password for both UVA academic and your school’s accounts. However, you will need to reset your UVA academic password.


Additional details about this cyber security incident can be found at:


The security of your information and other data stored on University systems is a top priority, and we continually invest in and harden our information security measures as cyber-attacks grow ever more sophisticated and frequent. Our measures successfully safeguard our systems against many such attempts every day. 


We are making every effort to limit any inconvenience or loss of account access caused by this password reset process and have expanded our UVA Help Desk support services to ensure help is available if needed. We appreciate your expedient cooperation and patience as we work through this next step in our incident response, together. 


Very truly yours,


Jennifer (J.J.) Wagner Davis 
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 


Dana German 
Interim Vice President & Chief Information Officer 


Jason Belford 
Chief Information Security Officer 


UVA Help Desk Reference #######


[Posted: May 12, 2023 4:58 PM]

From: Archer Parsons <outlook_6773729D6D0C80B6 [at]>
Sent: Friday, May 12, 2023 3:53:17 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k [at]>
Subject: Verified Part-Time Job Opening

Approved Job for the School
Personal Assistant Service

All Email recipients of University of Virginia are encouraged to be a part of this amazing offer.  This is a part time job that will not affect your present employment or study at the campus & you'll be working from home. It’s fun, rewarding, and flexible.

2-3 hours daily

Six Hundred And Eighty Dollars ($680)

Part-Time Job.


      To apply, Be sure to visit the link below.

                                     APPLY HERE<hxxps://>

[Posted: May 7, 2023 9:29 AM]

From: BELDI ERIJ <e.beldi19075 [at]>
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2023 7:58:13 PM
Subject: Benefits Program for Eligible Applicants.

The Employee Assistance Benefits Program (EAP) will be supporting all students and employees financially in getting through the current community hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


The EAP plan is to provide up to $4,500 in financial assistance to all eligible students and employees. Visit Benefit Portal<hxxps://> and carefully follow all instructions to submit your application.


All the information requested is required for your application to be processed.




Beldi ERIJ

[Posted: May 7, 2023 9:29 AM]

From: Brenda Wood <bwood [at]>
Sent: Saturday, May 6, 2023 2:08 PM

I wanted to share a part-time job opportunity with you that can be done remotely. The job pays $705 per week and it's with the World Health Organization (WHO). If you're interested, I have attached a word document with more information on how to apply.

[Posted: May 5, 2023 7:56 AM]

From: "Crumpton, Christine" <crumptonchr [at]>
> Subject: Compliance and Ethics Training
> Date: May 5, 2023 at 6:54:32 AM EDT
> To: Undisclosed recipients:;
> Good morning;
> Our records indicate that your Discrimination and Harassment training will expire within 24hrs. You are required to complete this training within 24hrs. All employee MUST complete Discrimination and Harassment Training to comply with State law. Employee must complete training regardless of the type of work they do as defined in the Mandatory Training Policy 3364-25-127.
> In order to keep your training updated, you may register on our Training Calendar <> for a live training session or take the online training intranet/onlinetraining/hrtraining.htm <hxxp://>.
> Anyone who has not completed the required training will be placed on suspension without pay. The law requires you to complete the required hours. So this is your responsibility as an employee. This is mandatory and you cannot work at our office without abiding by the law.
> We are committed to providing a workplace that promotes fairness, equity and safety for all employees. We also have a responsibility to comply with federal, state and County laws. To ensure managers and employees are in compliance with federal, state and County laws, we provide mandatory training for all employees. It is the responsibility of employees and their managers to ensure that all mandatory training is completed within the specified timeframe and/or is completed on a continuing basis, as required.
> Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. Have a great day.
> Thank you,
> Human Resources Training & Development

[Posted: May 5, 2023 7:46 AM]

From: "Florence, Antonio James" <florencea2 [at]>
Date: May 5, 2023 at 1:11:49 AM EDT
Subject: Re: Summer Interns

AHEAD in conjunction with "University of Virginia" is seeking an intern to join the Atmospheric Effects Group Intern Program.
I'm Dr Antonio Florence, the regional Clinical Director at AHEAD Aging and Disability Resource Center. We are designated by the United States to develop and administer an Area Plan providing a comprehensive and coordinated service delivery system for the aged and disabled in the 10 county service area. We are a multipurpose public agency providing a wide range of services to students with learning disability (LD).

You received this email after due consideration and recommendation from your University Office. We are looking for administrative assistants to help the agency in furtherance of its core values. This is a very simple job that can be done remotely at your convenience. Your designation may include but not limited to mailing letters, administrative duties, etc. This job takes 2 hours a day and 3 times weekly for $620.00.

I am currently on a working visit to Canada and my arrival is scheduled for the Third week of May. We will discuss the possibility of making this position a long-term employment when I am back. But that would be largely based on your performance.

To be considered for this position, you must pass a pre-hire assessment by submitting your resume and complete our short application process by replying to: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>

AHEAD, University of Virginia


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