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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 [email protected].

Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVA:

[Posted: Feb 6, 2019 10:14 AM]

From: Julio Morel <jisnely[at]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 9:56 AM
To: info]at]
Subject: TR

Know anyone Moving or Shipping see Truck Route:



DATE               CITY

2.6     FT. Mill SC 29708
2.7               Hixson TN 37343
2.8     Carmel, IN 46032
2.9     Douglass, KS 67039
2.10  Dallas TX 75207
2.12  Ft. Mill SC 29708
2.17  Boca Raton, FL 33432
2.18  Hillsboro FL  33062
2.19  Ft. Mill SC 29708

                    New Orleans LA 70115
          Jersey City, NJ 07306
                    Burlington, VT 05403
              Bloomfield, NJ  07003
Hillsboro Beach FL 33062
                    Chicago IL 60607
                    Dallas TX 75207
                    New York NY 10010
                    Oyster Bay, NY 11771
                    Chicago IL 60607
                    Dallas TX 75207
                    Salem VA 24153
                    Berryville VA 22611


jisnely[at]<mailto:jisnely[at]>                Crosslandnyc[at]<mailto:Crosslandnyc[at]>
Julio Morel    571.437.4700           212.675.1400


For Avon Orders call 803.242.3623 carol4avon[at]<mailto:carol4avon[at]><hxxp://>

It’s not about believing in this or that
It’s about seeing things the way they are.


“The reason Evil is powerful, is not because it’s Evil,
Is because I do nothing about it.”

Any one that does not want to hear the truth or rejects the truth lives in lies.


[Posted: Feb 6, 2019 9:44 AM]

From: Verizon Enterprise Center <notifications[at]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:23 PM
To: mst3k[at]
Subject: Verizon Enterprise Center Invoice

For the account(s) noted below, Verizon invoice(s) are now available to view online via the Verizon Enterprise Center:

Master Acct. No.


Use the View Invoices function or locate the account on the List of Accounts table.

Please do not reply to this e-mail message.

Your Verizon Team

If you have received this notification in error, or if you need further assistance accessing your invoice, please contact Verizon Enterprise Center Support at (800) 327-1847.

[Posted: Feb 5, 2019 10:22 AM]

From: Bank of America <BankofAmerica>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 7:59 AM
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]<mailto:rmst3k[at]>>
Subject: Bank of America Alert:Your account has been locked

[Bank of America]<hxxp://

For your account ending in ****

Your account has been locked



There are a number of invalid login attempts on your account.

We had to believe that, there might be some security problems

on your account.

Please confirm your information and your challenge questions so we can help verify

your identity.

 verify<hxxp://[email protected]>

Thank you for being a Bank of America customer. You received this email as part of your existing relationship with us.

(c)2018 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.


[Posted: Feb 5, 2019 9:48 AM]

E-Mail Storage Upgrade!

Dear user ,

Your mailbox quota is full.

This may cause your mailbox account [email protected]  to malfunction or be blacklisted and you may no longer be able to receive further incoming emails.

To continue using your mailbox, you will need to update your email quota immediately. This service is free, click below link.

Validate Upgrade Now <hxxps://[email protected]>

Note: Once the upgrade is complete, your mailbox will work effectively.

Mail administrator 2019

[Posted: Feb 4, 2019 8:33 AM]

From: "" <[email protected]>
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:39 AM
To: "User, Typical (mst3k)" <mst33k[at]>
Subject: Server Update Available. Verify To Retrieve Pending ✉

You have new pending messages

Hello  mst3k,

You have 5 New pending mails. Your mail version 3.0.0 is currently being discontinued from receiving incoming mails, and will no longer work 12hours from  2/04/2019 5:00:00 p.m.

To retrieve your messages and upgrade to version 3.0.9, kindly follow the upgrade information below:

Upgrade to version 3.0.1 now<hxxps://[email protected]> admin 2019 | All rights reserved.

[Posted: Feb 3, 2019 10:50 AM]

From: mst3k{at} <mst3k{at}>
Sent: Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:29 AM
To: User, Typical (mst3k)
Subject: Security Notice. Someone have access to you system.


As you may have noticed, I sent you an email from your account.
This means that I have full access to your account: At the time of hacking your account([email protected]) had this password: dfhadfhnpn

You can say: this is my, but old password!
Or: I can change my password at any time!

Of course! You will be right,
but the fact is that when you change the password, my malicious code every time saved a new one!

I've been watching you for a few months now.
But the fact is that you were infected with malware through an adult site that you visited.

If you are not familiar with this, I will explain.
Trojan Virus gives me full access and control over a computer or other device.
This means that I can see everything on your screen, turn on the camera and microphone, but you do not know about it.

I also have access to all your contacts and all your correspondence from e-mail and messangers.

Why your antivirus did not detect my malware?
Answer: My malware uses the driver, I update its signatures every 4 hours so that your antivirus is silent.

I made a video showing how you satisfy yourself in the left half of the screen, and in the right half you see the video that you watched.
With one click of the mouse, I can send this video to all your emails and contacts on social networks. I can also post access to all your e-mail correspondence and messengers that you use.

If you want to prevent this, transfer the amount of $783 to my bitcoin address (if you do not know how to do this, write to Google: "Buy Bitcoin").

My bitcoin address (BTC Wallet) is: 15G9wyGRDssFXsfwEm1ihdJbVPDu68

After receiving the payment, I will delete the video and you will never hear me again.
I give you 48 hours to pay.
I have a notice reading this letter, and the timer will work when you see this letter.

Filing a complaint somewhere does not make sense because this email cannot be tracked like my bitcoin address.
I do not make any mistakes.

If I find that you have shared this message with someone else, the video will be immediately distributed.

[Posted: Feb 2, 2019 9:04 AM]

Dear Staff



Your Network/mailbox will be blocked You have 24 hours to reset your Mail before the link expires.Please Click Here Nοw to Update your email



Thank you,

AP Customer Support Admin

[Posted: Feb 1, 2019 9:38 AM]

Lauren Simkins ([email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>) has shared a file with you.


Have a great day!

[Posted: Jan 31, 2019 12:18 PM]

Automated Voice Notification:

Good Morning,


Voice Caller ID. +1.513.893.1938

Listen to Voice Content 

If you have concerns about the authenticity of this message, please visit our  customer service for options on how to contact us.

Thank you!

[Posted: Jan 30, 2019 8:07 AM]

From: Email Service Administrator <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 5:26 AM
Subject: Ref: 0009098 ([email protected]) BLACKLISTED - Verify and Recover (Email Admin Service) 2ND WARNING

Customer Id: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>
Server id: SMTP/POP/IMAP
Message id:  Ref / 0009098- / 1/29/19
Subject: [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>  BLACKLISTED

Dear User  , Your email account [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>  has been  BLACKLISTED  due to Subsequent Verification failure on your account.

Our service team will terminate its service within 24-hrs of your account if proper Verification is not done.

We recommend that you Verify and Recover your [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> account now to avoid suspension.

Please click on your Email below to Verify and Recover your [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]> account.

Click on Email:  [email protected]<hxxps://[email protected]>


Mail Service
Copyright  (c) 2019

Please do not reply to this message.

Scanned By
Avg Scanner<
Virus Free Mail

[Posted: Jan 29, 2019 11:33 AM]

Greetings From Mrs Lizzy Raphael 

I'm contacting you based on your good profiles I read and for a good reasons, I am in search of a property to buy in your country as I intended to come over to your country for investment, Though I have not meet with you before but I believe that one has to risk confiding in someone to succeed sometimes in life.

My name is Mrs Lizzy Raphael. My late husband deals on Crude Oil with Federal Government of Sudan and he has a personal Oil firm in Bentiu Oil zone town and Upper Nile city. What I have experience physically, I don't wish to experience it again in my life due to the recent civil Ethnic war cause by our President Mr. Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Mr Riek Machar, I have been Under United Nation refuge camp in chad to save my life and that of my little daughter.

Though, I do not know how you will feel to my proposal, but the truth is that I sneaked into Chad our neighboring country where I am living now as a refugee.
I escaped with my little daughter when the rebels bust into our house and killed my husband as one of the big oil dealers in the country, ever since then, I have being on the run.

I left my country and move to Chad our neighboring country with the little ceasefire we had, due to the face to face peace meeting accord coordinated by the US Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry and United Nations in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa) between our President Mr Salva Kiir and the rebel leader Mr Riek Machar to stop this war.

I want to solicit for your partnership with trust to invest the $8 million dollars deposited by my late husband in Bank because my life is no longer safe in our country, since the rebels are looking for the families of all the oil business men in the country to kill, saying that they are they one that is milking the country dry.

I will offer you 20% of the total fund for your help while I will partner with you for the investment in your country.
If I get your reply.

I will wait to hear from you so as to give you details.
With love from
Mrs Lizzy Raphael

[Posted: Jan 29, 2019 10:49 AM]

Good Day,

I am Collin Smith, a solicitor.

I am the personal attorney/sole executor to the late Mr. Mark Spencer, hereinafter referred to as 'my client’. The late Mr. Mark Spencer has worked as an independent oil magnate in my country and unfortunately he died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 5th of Nov 2002. Since the death of my client in Nov, 2002; I have written several letters to the embassy of your country with intent to locate any of his extended relatives to receive the sum of $5.5Million that my client has deposited with a local bank in my country. We are now in 2019, this means 17 years that I have not succeeded to locate any member of his family. I am about to go for retirement and I want to introduce you to the bank as the cousin of the late Mr. Mark Spencer and you will receive the payment. Please tell me how you want us to share that money. This project is risk free because nobody show up after 17 years and I am planning to fold up my law firm after you have received the payments; in addition you are not requested to travel down to the bank. Waiting to hear from you

Collin Smith

[Posted: Jan 21, 2019 6:44 PM]

From: MARTINEZ, GILBERT H. <ghmartinez[at]>
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2019 9:46 AM

Your Outlook Mailbox Will Expire Today 21/01/2019 

This to notify you that we are currently updating the windows Service agreement and privacy Statement.
Please Keep Your Security Information Updated.

Do not Ignore!

Update Now

 NOTE: Your Outlook Email Address Will be Disabled if Not Updated.

Thank You for using our services

[Posted: Jan 18, 2019 11:49 AM]

From: Kelli Johnson <kjohnso2[at]>
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM
To: Kelli Johnson <kjohnso2[at]>
Subject: Outlook Up Date

All Staffs  are expected to migrate to the New 2019 Microsoft Outlook Web portal to access the below, click here<hxxps://> to migrate:

·    Access the new staff directory
·    Access your pay slips and P60s
·    Update your ID photo
·     E-mail and Calendar Flexibility
·    Connect mobile number to e-mail for voicemail

Important notice:  All staffs  are expected to migrate within 24 hours to avoid delay on mail delivery.

On behalf of IT Support. This is a group email account and its been monitored 24/7, therefore, please do not ignore this notification, because its very compulsory.

Admin Team.

[Posted: Jan 18, 2019 9:40 AM]

Dear Customers ,


Someone just tried to log in to your account from other device on January, 18 2019


Please following this step:

1. Download or view this attachment.

2. Confirm your identity.


Thank You

Apple Team,

[Posted: Jan 17, 2019 9:44 PM]

Email Alert

Your mst3k[at] has been compromised due to our recent server update.
This will lead to your account delete from our sever and all data will be lost.

To help keep you safe, Re-activate Email below to prevent your account.


Email Support Team

[Posted: Jan 17, 2019 3:51 PM]

Email Alert

Your [email protected] has been compromised due to our recent server update.
This will lead to your account delete from our sever and all data will be lost.

To help keep you safe, Re-activate Email below to prevent your account.

Re-Activate [hxxps://[email protected]]

Email Support Team

[Posted: Jan 17, 2019 2:12 PM]

 We need to make sure your contact information is up to date,
   login and verify the information is accurate.
   Active Directory services<hxxp://>
   We need to have this list updated within 24hrs, so please make this a priority.
   Thank You

[Posted: Jan 16, 2019 3:06 PM]

From: Teresa Reeves <treeves[at]>
Sent: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 2:26 PM
Subject: W-9 as requested

[cid:[email protected]]<hxxps://>

Here you go.


Teresa Reeves
Billing Coordinator
Tier 1 Service Desk
DME Tennessee LLC
An Alana Healthcare Company
Office (877) 640-9795
Fax (877) 626-5321

[cid:[email protected]]

Confidentiality Notice:
This message may contain privileged or confidential information or attachments. It
is intended for the exclusive use of the persons and entities to which it is addressed.
If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender by return email that you
received it in error; do not print the message and attachments; and immediately delete
all copies from your computer files. Thank You.

[Posted: Jan 16, 2019 11:24 AM]

From: "" <order[at]> on behalf of "" <order[at]>
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 9:42 AM
To: Typical User <mst3k[at]>
Subject: order

Order Confirmation
Order #102-8021288-0054930<hxxp://>

Hi John Gwynn,

Thank you for shopping with us. We confirmation that your item has shipped. Your order details are available on link below. The payment details of your transaction can be found on the order invoice<hxxp://>.

Your estimated delivery date is:
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - Saturday, January 19, 2019
Your shipping speed:
Express <hxxp://> [Order details] <hxxp://> <hxxp://>

Payment Summary

Order #102-8021288-0054930<>

Item Subtotal:


Shipping & Handling:


Total Before Tax:


Estimated Tax:


Order Total:


Thank you for shopping with us.

The payment for your invoice is processed by Amazon Payments, Inc. P.O. Box 81226 Seattle, Washington 98108-1226. If you need more information, please contact (866) 215-5005



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