Security Alerts & Warnings

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:


From: Stjepan hauser <stjepanhauser1234561 [at]>
Sent: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 6:35 PM



From: Typical User (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Date: Fri, Dec 1, 2023 at 1:02 PM
Subject: UVA Help Desk
To: Typical User (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>

Dear Faculty/Staff & Student,
  This is to inform you about an important matter regarding your email
account. Our records indicate that your *University Of Virginia* email
account is set to expire soon!

 To ensure uninterrupted access to your campus email and to avoid any
inconvenience, we kindly request you to take immediate action. Please
follow the instructions provided below to renew your email account:

   1. Visit the website hxxps://
   2. Sign in with your UVA Campus Mail information
   3. Click Submit


From: Typical User (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2023 2:12 PM
To: Typical User (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Subject: UVA Remote Employment Program 2023/24

Dear Student Faculty & Staff,
  This is a flexible Part time job offer, administrative tasks like making or receiving payment and sending gifts, keeping record and processing paperwork, when necessary, with a good weekly pay is needed,  please find the position and some basic information below.

Position: Remote Personal Assistant
Type: Part-Time Job
Pay: $500 weekly
Hours: 10 hrs weekly

This position will be a home-based and flexible part time job, you can be working from home, School, or any location in the United States.

Interested applicants should submit their application using the link:
hxxps://  to apply.

Best Regards.


From: Typical User (mst3k) <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2023 2:38:14 PM
To: Typical User (mst3k) <[email protected]>
Subject: Broadcast for Employment 2023/24

In Accordance with the work and study regulations of the Institution, we are pleased to inform you about an available part-time position to work at your convenience as an Executive/Personal Assistant and get paid $500 on a weekly basis.

Visit the website CLICK HERE<hxxps://>   for further details or to sign up.

Best Regards.


From: Typical User (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2023 2:13 PM
To: Typical User (mst3k) <mst3k[at]>
Subject: Termination request received!

Dear Faculty/Staff & Student,
  Our record indicates that you recently made a request to terminate your
University Of Virginia email 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 immediately.

Please give us 24 hours to terminate your account OR visit the website below
hxxps:// to verify your account.

Confirm your identity after update *Call Me, *Send Me a Duo Push, *Enter a passcode. Failure to confirm will result in total closure of your campus email account.

Campus Community,
ITS Help-desk Copyright,
Copyright _ 2023 ,  All rights reserved.


From: Williams, Larrane <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Nov 16, 2023, 9:46 PM
Subject: WARNING: Overdue Fee.
To: mst3k [at] <mst3k [at]>

Dear * <hxxp://>* user,

Your overdue Administrative fee of $4.25 is still not paid yet on your
University account. The business office has sent several emails in regard
to this payment, Failure to complete this payment might block access to
registration, payments, payrolls and dis-enrollment on your portal till
further notice.



*Business Office,*
*University of Virginia**.*