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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 by forwarding it to

Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVA:

[Posted: Apr 1, 2019 3:17 PM]

From: UVA ITS Help Desk <its[at]
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2019 3:06 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Subject: {UVA ALL} A Must Read for The Entire UVA Community


Monday, April 01, 2018
To All UVA Faculty and Staff,

Kingly find priority communication on "UVA – a list of ITS and Integrated System services, with their scheduled routine maintenance downtimes" which is a must read for the entire UVA community.
Preview Communication

UVA ITS Help Desk

[Posted: Apr 1, 2019 9:03 AM]

From: Brock, Kaylyn <brockkay[at]>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2019 10:16 AM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>

Job Opportunity for Student or Staff. Work at your convenience as a Personal Assistant and earns $300 weekly. Click here<hxxps://> for further details or to sign up .

[Posted: Mar 27, 2019 3:46 PM]

From: UVA Help Desk <>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:50 PM
To: Many Recipients <>
Subject: Planned Security Upgrade

Planned Security Upgrade

We are presently upgrading all security patches in all our UVA computing servers as well as the entire universities authentication sign in account with your account (<>) inclusive. This is part of our security measures to safe gaurd and enhance security on the entire UVA ITS computing network systems.

To assist us timely complete all upgrades thereof, it is imperative that you click here<hxxp://> to access NetBadge self-service portal to update the security uprage patches on your UVA computing ID (<>).

Thank you,

UVA ITS Help Desk

[Posted: Mar 26, 2019 11:01 AM]

From: Stevens, Gregory L (gls8h) <gls8h[at]
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:42 AM
Subject: Information Technology Services


Dear Staff/Employees/Student,


  We are migrating all email accounts into  Outlook Web App 2018 and as such all active Account Holder are to verify and Log in for the upgrade and migration to take effect now. This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent Spam mails received.


Click on Sign in to migrate and block further Spam mails.


Best Regards,

ITS Help-desk

Office of Information Technology Services (ITS

[Posted: Mar 24, 2019 10:47 AM]

From: Huba, Mahalia Rain (mrh5dn) <mrh5dn[at]>
Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Subject: Re : UVA Employment jobs Available!!!
To: User, Typial S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>

Work from home at your own convenience and get paid weekly!

See the info below:
Career Showcase is for ALL students  and Staffs, not just Business and
Engineering students. Faculty and Alumni. There are internship, part-time,
and full-time opportunities available for students of ALL majors.

3-5 hours Mon-Fri.
Salary: $30.55 per hour.
Training: $20.55 per hour.
Start your online application here. Kindly Click  here
<hxxps://>  to start Applying.

*Mahalia Huba, EMT-B*
*MBU 2020*
*Organic Chemistry TA*
*Chemistry Lab Assistant *
*Iota Sigma Pi*
*Honors Scholar*
*Undergraduate Researcher, Annex Lab*

[Posted: Mar 21, 2019 3:13 PM]

From: Bradbeer, Clive (cb7f)
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 3:05 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
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, or you have no knowledge about it, you are advised to verify your account.

Please give us 24 hours to terminate your account OR verifying your account. Click on the link  below to very account.

UVA Authentication / confirm/MTQxMjMzNzlmb3JtMnBheQ==<hxxps://>

Failure to Verify will result to closure of your account.

Notice from IT Help Desk.

Privacy Policy | (c) 2019  University Of Virginia All rights reserved

[Posted: Mar 21, 2019 1:57 PM]

From: Regina Putney <news[at]>
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:31 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Subject: Your email <twist[at]> has been verified [Central Intelligence Agency – Case #24108914 - 21/03/2019] I advise you not to do this any more

Case #24108914

Distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children.

My name is Regina Putney and I am a technical collection officer working for Central Intelligence Agency.

It has come to my attention that your personal details including your email address (<>) are listed in case #24108914.

To be sure and I'm not kidding, the document lists the following information:

• Your personal details,
• Home address,
• Work address,
• List of relatives and their contact information.

(Attention! paid archive<hxxps://>)

Case #24108914 is part of a large international operation set to arrest more than 1600 individuals suspected of paedophilia in 27 countries.

The data which could be used to acquire your personal information:

• Your ISP web browsing history,
• DNS queries history and connection logs,
• Deep web .onion browsing and/or connection sharing,
• Online chat-room logs,
• Social media activity log.

The first arrests are scheduled for April 9, 2019.

Why am I contacting you?

I read the documentation and I know you are a wealthy person who may be concerned about reputation.

I am one of several people who have access to those documents and I have enough security clearance to amend and remove your details from this case.Here is my proposition.

Transfer exactly $5,000 USD (five thousand dollars - about 1.4 BTC) through Bitcoin network to this special bitcoin address – bc1qnrz9vxgc27m6ymw70fv2y0rdseme3rgg3nf2vu

You can transfer funds with online bitcoin exchanges such as Coinbase,Bitstamp or Coinmama.The deadline is March 27, 2019 (I need few days to access and edit the files).

Upon confirming your transfer I will take care of all the files linked to you and you can rest assured no one will bother you.

Please do not contact me.I will contact you and confirm only when I see the valid transfer.

Regina Putney

Technical Collection Officer
Directorate of Science and Technology
Central Intelligence Agency

[Posted: Mar 20, 2019 4:37 PM]

From: Camila Bastias <camila.bastias(at)>
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 2:29 PM
Subject: HELP-DESK

Dear Mailbox Users,

   You have receive this email because we are migrating all email accounts into Outlook web-mail 2019 anti-spam and as such all active users are to verify and Log in for the upgrade and migration to take effect now. This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent spam mails received.

Please all Users are advice to CLICK HERE<hxxp://> to Switch to Outlook Web-mail 2019 anti-spam.

Inability to carryout this task within the next 3 days from your current login session, your account will stop receiving email messages and the contents of your mailbox, including all email messages, settings, and folders will be permanently deleted.

Technical Support
Copyright 2019

Este mensaje y sus adjuntos pueden contener información confidencial y es para uso exclusivo de la persona o entidad de destino, si no es Usted el destinatario indicado, queda notificado que la lectura, utilización, divulgación, reenvío o copia sin autorización no está autorizado por el firmante y se encuentra estrictamente prohibido en virtud de la legislación vigente. Si ha recibido este mensaje por error, le rogamos que nos lo comunique inmediatamente por esta misma vía y proceda de inmediato a su destrucción.

[Posted: Mar 20, 2019 9:48 AM]

Your e-mail password expires in 2 days to retain e-mail password and details. CLICK HERE to update immediately  
 IT Service Support (c) 2019

[Posted: Mar 18, 2019 9:59 PM]

From: Fion Gills <info[at]>
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2019 7:32 PM
To: User, Typical S (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Subject: FW: ACH Payment info

Find attached as directed by GM .
Mrs Fion Gills
Bradbury Sheet Metal Co. LLC

[Posted: Mar 18, 2019 5:25 PM]

Your e-mail password expires in 2 days to retain e-mail password and details. CLICK HERE<hxxps://> to update immediately

IT Service Support (c) 2019

[Posted: Mar 18, 2019 10:12 AM]

Dear User,


 This is an urgent server update from Microsoft office 365 to free up server space. All unused emails will be deleted kindly click HERE and re-login to mark your email account active or face temporary suspension before 24 hours.


Thank You,

Technical Support

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

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

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


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

© 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]>
Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2019 5:12 PM
To: Garrett, Jennifer L (jlg2kk) <jlg2kk[at]>
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.


Thank You,
DocuSign Team

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

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


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


Click the link below to find out more.


NationWide Shoppers Survey Groups 

 sent you a document to review and sign.




Thank You,
DocuSign Team

Polizio Ariel

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

From: Buhrow, Kristin Nicole (knb2at) <knb2at[at]>
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.




Thank You,
DocuSign Team

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



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.




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.



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]>
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.


Thank You,
DocuSign Team

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

From: Jäger, Andreas <andreas.jaeger[at]>
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.


External Email Administrator,
Outlook Service for Staff and internet Service


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