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This page lists current warnings regarding suspicious email messages and other cybersecurity hazards at the University of Virginia.  For guidance on how to secure yourself against these hazards, be sure to visit our tip of the month.

Regarding Suspicious Email Alerts

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.

  • If you receive an email similar to any of the suspicious emails on this page, DO NOT respond—delete it immediately!
  • Do not click any links in the email, and do not “unsubscribe” or acknowledge the email in any way.
  • 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. Forward it to [email protected].

Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVA:

[Posted: Mar 18, 2019 10:08 AM]

From: virginia.edu <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:39 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Update/ Upgrade kbc3f[at[virginia.edu Final Notice

Hi [email protected]<mailto:ceo[at]nnille.com>

 [email protected]<mailto:ceo[at]nnille.com> is 100 full and cannot receive incmoing mails.
You have (5) outstanding pending emails.
Due to server updates, click on the link below.

Log-ιn<www.drcchile.com/wp-admin/css/colors/light/upgrad/index.php?email=mst3k[...

Failure to Upgrade [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>  in 24 hours, [email protected]<mailto:ceo[at]nnille.com>  will be closed.

Greetings,
virginia.edu WEBMAIL SERVICE TEAM
© 2001 - 2019 Director. All rights reserved.

Micro-soft | Support | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2019 Micro-soft Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland.

All rights reserved.

[Posted: Mar 18, 2019 10:04 AM]

From: Garrett, Jennifer L (jlg2kk) <jlg2kk[at]virginia.edu>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:12 PM
To: Garrett, Jennifer L (jlg2kk) <jlg2kk[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Click the link below to find out more about the program.

Click the link below to find out more about the program.

NationWide Shoppers Survey Groups
 sent you a document to review and sign.

REVIEW DOCUMENT<hxxps://tinyurl.com/ycq9jc8b>

Thank You,
DocuSign Team

[Posted: Mar 18, 2019 9:55 AM]

From: Thomas Laren <info[at]thela.com>
Reply-To: "[email protected]" <export[at]doglover.com>
Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 8:29 PM
To: "User, Typical S (mst3k)" <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: FW: PO#63870702/Z28

Hi PK

I have attached our PO#63870702/Z28 to your company for the scope of supply as specified on the attached Purchase Order
Thank You & Best Regards,
Thomas Laren
Purchasing Administrator
Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd
DID: (+65) 6594 6659
Address: 21 Changi North Rise
Singapore 498755

[Posted: Mar 7, 2019 12:38 PM]

From: Polizio, Ariel (ap9dr) <ap9dr[at]virginia.edu
Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 9:56 PM
To: Polizio, Ariel (ap9dr) <ap9dr[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Survey Task

 

Click the link below to find out more.

 

 
NationWide Shoppers Survey Groups 

 sent you a document to review and sign.

 

REVIEW DOCUMENT

 

Thank You,
DocuSign Team

Polizio Ariel

[Posted: Mar 6, 2019 10:33 AM]

From: Buhrow, Kristin Nicole (knb2at) <knb2at[at]virginia.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:51 AM
To: Buhrow, Kristin Nicole (knb2at)
Subject: Click the link below to find out more about the program. 

 

Click the link below to find out more about the program.

 

 

 
University Of Virgina

 sent you a document to review and sign.

 

REVIEW DOCUMENT

 

Thank You,
DocuSign Team

[Posted: Mar 5, 2019 12:13 PM]

Hello,

 

A company  is looking for a part time worker across the US, to help evaluate their customer service and sales performance. 

·  You can earn as much as Two thousand dollars and above a month {$2000}, depending on your  availability.

·  This is 100% legit part time job.

·  It takes less than 3 hours a week [Part-time].

·  Anyone can apply without affecting their current (Full-time) job.

.  Take advantage of this like other member in the School.

 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

 

This is a great opportunity to make extra money asides your full time job, its flexible and Rewarding.  I tried it too!

Register through the link above and I assure you will not regret it.

 

Regards,

Pachaiyappan Boobalan

[Posted: Mar 4, 2019 7:21 PM]

From: Nolte, Evan (eon2pb)
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2019 7:14 PM
To: Nolte, Evan (eon2pb) <eon2pb[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Your urgent approval is needed

Click the link below to find out more about the program.

University Of Virgina
 sent you a document to review and sign.

REVIEW DOCUMENT<hxxp://dgslimited.com.ng/docu/docu/docu>

Thank You,
DocuSign Team

[Posted: Mar 1, 2019 11:56 AM]

From: Jäger, Andreas <andreas.jaeger[at]lehrbeauftragte.fhws.de>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 10:54 AM
To: Jäger, Andreas
Subject: Outlook Help-Desk Notice
 

Dear Employee,Staff.

 

We are migrating all staff email account into staff Outlook 2019 office web mail and as such all active Staff and Employee are to verify and Log in for this Upgrade and migration to take effect now.
This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent spam mails received.

 

Please all Staff and Employee Click Here Switch to Outlook Webmail 2019 for Staff

 

Note that, This switching on Outlook is for all email users on this service and if not done,
we will start deactivating and deleting unverified and inactive email accounts without any further delay within the next 24 hours.
PLEASE DO AS ADVISE ABOVE.

 

Regards,
External Email Administrator,
Outlook Service for Staff and internet Service
Copyright2019.

[Posted: Feb 28, 2019 3:37 PM]

Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2019 15:21:01
From: Dropbox Team <s.mack[at]dcpsnet.org>
To: undisclosed-recipients:  ;
Subject: We noticed a new sign in to your Dropbox

Hi,

A new Android device just signed in to your Dropbox account. To help keep
your account secure, let us know if this is you.

*Is this you?*

When: * Feb 28, 2019 at 1:03 pm (PST)*
What: *Dropbox for Android*

Yes <hxxps://composed-wedding.000webhostapp.com/dbx/dbx/logon.php>
No <hxxps://composed-wedding.000webhostapp.com/dbx/dbx/logon.php>

I'm not sure <hxxps://composed-wedding.000webhostapp.com/dbx/dbx/logon.php>

Learn more on how to protect your account
<hxxps://composed-wedding.000webhostapp.com/dbx/dbx/logon.php>.

Thanks,
-The Dropbox Team

© 2019 Dropbox

-- 

The information conveyed in this communication is intended for the use of the original addressee(s), and 
may be legally privileged, confidential, and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If this communication
was not addressed or copied to you, then you have received it in error and are strictly prohibited from reading,
copying, distributing, disseminating, or transmitting any of the information it conveys.  If you received this
communication in error, please destroy all electronic, paper, and other copies, and notify the sender of the error
immediately. Accidental transmission of this communication is not intended to waive any privilege
or confidentiality protected under Virginia's Freedom of Information Act.

[Posted: Feb 27, 2019 11:51 AM]

From: Dr Binder H.Newton <hnewton2418[at]gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:11 PM
Subject: NATIONWIDE SHOPS SURVEY EVALUATIONS

NationWidesShops is running a survey research on Customer Satisfaction, participate an Earn $500 weekly . For more details view the following link hxxps://zfrmz.com/dPNSs2HsQoXLauYxSJ23 <https://zfrmz.com/dPNSs2HsQoXLauYxSJ23> . Thanks

--

[Posted: Feb 26, 2019 2:42 PM]

From: Matthew Gibson [mailto:directorpoint09[at]gmail.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:01 AM
To: User, Typical (jam5fb) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Request

I need a favor from you, please email me back as soon as possible. Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,
Matthew Gibson
Executive Director

Sent from my iPad

[Posted: Feb 23, 2019 4:41 PM]

--------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Carpenter, Donald S (dsc8s) <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 4:00 PM
Subject: UVA Email Verification!
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>

Dear  University Of Virginia Email account User,
 Your email account has been temporarily disabled by the System Mail
Administrator due to some unusual activities in your email account as some
information has not been verified, to activate your account click on the
below link

 CLICK HERE TO VERIFY <hxxps://s774354964.websitebuilder.online/>

 You may find this message in your Junk folder due to the unusual
activities, kindly move to your inbox and click on the above link. Failure
to do this will lead to total lock down of your email account and your
email will be deleted from the mail server, Do not ignore this
notification. Treat very urgently

 Privacy Policy | ©2019  University Of Virginia.  All rights reserved

Management Team.

[Posted: Feb 23, 2019 10:05 AM]

From: Butz, Leslie L (mst3k) <mst3k@virginia.edu
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:51 AM
Subject: UVA Email Termination!

 

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to terminate your UVA Email Account.  And this process has begun by our administrator.

 

If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to verify your account.

 

Please give us 24 hours to terminate your account OR verifying your account

 

CLICK  HERE TO VERIFY

 

Failure to Verify will result to closure of your account.

 

Notice from IT Help Desk.  

[Posted: Feb 21, 2019 1:56 PM]

From: Tian, Xue (xt8jx)
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 12:48 PM
To: User, Typical (,st3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: UVA Career Jobs Available !!!

Hello,

Are you interested in working as an  Executive Assistant on part-time basis?

Job Type: Part-Time Job
Pay:$300 weekly
Hours: Average of 10hrs weekly

This position will be home-based and flexible part time job, You can be working from home, School or any location in the USA. Click here<hxxps://form.jotform.com/90514696903261>  to start your online application.

[Posted: Feb 20, 2019 10:58 AM]

From: Craig H Benson <engrdean.virginia.edu[at]gmail.com>

Date: February 20, 2019 at 3:55:41 AM EST

To: mst3k[at]virginia.edu

 

 

Are you available ? i will be going to a meeting with limited phone calls, Keep an eye on your e-mail. How close are you to a store ?

 

Craig H. Benson, PhD, PE, NAE

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Thornton Hall, Rm A124

Office of the Dean

351 McCormick Road

P.O. Box 400246 

Charlottesville, VA 22904

Phone: 434-924-3593

engrdean[at]virginia.edu

[Posted: Feb 19, 2019 12:14 PM]

________________________________
From: Long, Judith
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:18 AM
Subject: Email Security Gateway

Dear ID Holder,

You are requested to update your account to avoid further mail phishing which goes around your account as instructed by the ICT department kindly click on ICT Technical Support<hxxps://facultyandstaffmailboxcleanup.bookmark.com/helpdesk> to avoid mail termination.

Regards,
ICT Team,
Outlook Services for Staff and Internet services.

[Posted: Feb 18, 2019 1:40 PM]

From: Branch, Garland Thomas (mst3k) <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 1:37 PM
Subject: Urgent Uva Email Verification!

We just Notice that your  UVA email account was log on to another Computer from different Location and you are to Verify your Personal identity to restore your Spam filter so you could start sending and receiving mails. To upgrade your quota now, you need to Click here<hxxps:<slash><slash>uvaemailverification.godaddysites.com/> to login and restore your email .:
Thank you.
Security Alert Office.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation, Upgrade Team.

[Posted: Feb 18, 2019 1:07 PM]

From: Bridges, Paige (mst3k) <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 12:52 PM
Subject: Uva Email Tarmination!

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to terminate your Toppermail Account.  And this process has begun by our administrator.

If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to verify your account.

Please give us 24 hours to terminate your account OR verifying your account

CLICK  HERE<hxxps:<slash><slash>uvaemailverification.godaddysites.com/>  TO VERIFY

Failure to Verify will result to closure of your account.

Notice from IT Help Desk.

Privacy Policy | (c) 2019 Liberty University. All rights reserved

[Posted: Feb 12, 2019 8:17 PM]

From: Gammon, Shandra Eileen (seg5h) <[email protected][at]virginia.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 3:14 PM
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: UVA Internship And Job Positions Available

Hello  are you looking for a part-time job or an internship while taking classes? DATON LAMINA INC. is currently seeking for workers to occupy the following job positions below.

*Data Entry Clerk
*Data Analyst
*Accounting Clerk Bookkeeper
*Accounting Executive
*Clerical Administrative
*Payroll
*Medical billing
*Administrative Assistant

3-5 hours Mon-Fri.
Salary: $30.55 per hour.
Training: $20.55 per hour.

This positions are home-based and flexible part time job, You can be working from home, School or any location in the USA.  Click here<hxxps://form.jotform.com/90422374490152>  to start your online application.

[Posted: Feb 8, 2019 11:27 AM]

From: Massey
Sent: Friday, February 8, 2019 10:31 AM
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Scammer, Evil (xyz1a) invoice

Dear,
This is to inform you that there is still an outstanding payment of $521.
We would appriciate it if this could be settled till Monday.

I have attached the current invoice link<hxxp://tauhid.staf.unis.ac.id/yiTfS_Jl4iu-KVxZ/fJx/Information/2019-02> and the password for the document<hxxp://tauhid.staf.unis.ac.id/yiTfS_Jl4iu-KVxZ/fJx/Information/2019-02> is: 717468.

Thanks,

Scammer, Evil (xyz1a)

O: 988-398-0141 / 988-398-1965
M: 988-398-7252 / 988-398-4302
E  xyz1a[at]eservices.virginia.edu<mailto:mst3k[at]eservices.virginia.edu>

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