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This page lists current warnings regarding suspicious email messages and other cybersecurity hazards at the University of Virginia.

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.

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Security Alerts and Suspicious Items Currently Affecting UVA:

[Posted: Aug 31, 2018 2:35 PM]

From: "Crawford, Barry Conrad (bcc3f)" <bcc3f[at]>
Date: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2:02 PM
To: User, Typical (mst3k)
Subject: Re : UVA New Career Opportunities !!!

Welcome back students! Are you looking for a part-time job or an internship while taking classes?  Kindly click here<htxxps://> to Find out more about employers and positions they are offering.

[Posted: Aug 30, 2018 9:43 AM]

From: Webmail Help Desk <st119299[at]>
Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:05 AM
Subject: !!!Attention!!! Verify Your Account!!!

Please be advised that there will be scheduled maintenance on the Internet Web servers and the Exchange Mail Servers Today.
This is a scheduled maintenance done every third quarter of the year to increase mailbox quota and to avoid uninterrupted services during this period.

Please click on SECURE<hxxps://> with your details to participate in this Maintenance.


N/B Failure to participate might lead to a termination of your account.
©Copyright 2018 Microsoft All Right Reserved

[Posted: Aug 29, 2018 10:44 AM]

Subject: Re: Urgent
Date: 27 August 2018 at 21:14:13
From: mst3k <>
To: William J. Antholis <><>

Heading back to the office shortly from a lunch meeting....

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 27, 2018, at 2:06 PM, William J. Antholis <<>> wrote:

I'll need you to run a task ASAP, let me know if you're unoccupied.

P.S: I'm busy at the moment and can't talk but will lookout for your reply.


[Posted: Aug 23, 2018 10:16 AM]

Job Opportunity Below

Hi There,

See below flexible job opportunity as a survey assistant which should be of great benefit to you and could be part of with a good pay as well.

Thank you,
Director, Financial Aid.

What does a Survey Assistant do?

Survey Assistant visit specific stores like like Walmart, Argos, Western Union, restaurants, shopping store etc,And businesses anonymously for the purpose of observing and reporting on the quality of customer service delivered. The answers submitted by our Survey Assistant enable clients to make employment decisions, reward staff for excellent performance, redirect staff who perform poorly and evaluate adherence to company service standards.The Survey Assistant process begins with on-line training, depending on the job assignment. After completing initial education our assistant's are able to select assignments, complete jobs by visiting a site or performing a telephone evaluation and finally entering job data into the online database.

Why should I become a Survey Assistant?
Being a Survey Assistant is well suited to anyone who would benefit from:
    * Receiving free products and/or services (on certain assignments).
    * Highly flexible hours.
    * Contributing to a higher level of customer service.
    * Having a diverse number of shopping experiences.
    * You'll be able to participate in educational sessions via online training; you do not pay for this.

How much does a Survey Assistant get paid ?
Survey Assistant are independent contractors who receive rewards in the form of gift vouchers, or bank deposits. In addition, on many assignments, free goods and/or services are also available. The amount you will get paid varies by the type of assignment you complete. Payments generally range between $300 to $500 per assignment.

Do Survey Assistant work part-time or full-time ?
Survey Assistant should be considered part-time or casual work.

Do I need previous experience as a Survey Assistant?
NO, previous experience is not necessary. Survey Assistant are recruited based on the information provided in their online application form, their aptitude and ability to meet assignment requirements.

Remember, NO APPLICATION FEES,It DOES NOT cost you anything to get started.Send a reply to henrymiller963[at]<mailto:henrymiller963[at]>  with your information.

Full Name:
Mobile Phone Number:
Full Address:
Gender & Age:
Personal Email address:


Recruitment Team Open Source group

[Posted: Aug 23, 2018 8:52 AM]

From: Help Desk <ssun[at]>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:39 AM
Subject: Mailbox Limit Exceeded

Your Mailbox has exceeded its storage limit, Increase your Email Account quota now. Click Here<hxxp://>

 Click on hxxp:// to increase your mailbox quota limit now.  Click here now<hxxp://>

System Help Desk Copyright ©2018

[Posted: Aug 21, 2018 11:53 AM]

From: DocuSign <alerts.nr1[at]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:43 AM
To: Typical User <xyz1a[at]>
Subject: re:Electronic-signature Required.

Dear Typical User <xyz1a[at]>, 

You have received this email (Form.pdf ) due to a request for your signature, please verify its validity then electronically sign rightaway

Click Here To e-Sign<hxxps://>

Unsigned Documents are removed from our system within 24 - 48 Hours.

Thank you!

The DocuSign Team

[Posted: Aug 21, 2018 9:54 AM]

Carolyn Callahan (cmc[at] has shared a file with you.
Have a great day!

[Posted: Aug 20, 2018 4:31 PM]

From: Admin Account Security <servis@[at]>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 3:24 PM
To: Typical User (xyz1a[at]
Subject: Termination of Account In Progress [proceed to restore back]

We received some notifications regarding your account
Your mailbox has exceeded its mail-quota and is due for upgrade.
Upgrade Mail to 10/GB for free <hxxps://>

KIndly note:
* Ignorance will lead to account temporary de-activation, as you have exhausted 75% of your allocated data.

We will not be responsible for any loss of  data or emails after receiving  this verification an we get no response from you.

Admin Help Desk.

[Posted: Aug 20, 2018 12:51 PM]

From: Ritchie Singletary <rsingletary[at]>
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2018 11:31 AM
Subject: Payment Notification

SUBJECT: Secure Payment
DATE OF EXPIRY: 29th Aug 2018

A notification has been sent via "Secure Folder"<hxxps://>


This e-mail message is intended only for named recipients. It contains information that may be confidential, privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received this message in error, are not a named recipient, or are not the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to a named recipient, be advised that any review, disclosure, use, dissemination, distribution, or reproduction of this message or its contents is strictly prohibited. Please notify us immediately that you have received this message in error, and delete the message. Thank you. Visit us on the web at

[Posted: Aug 20, 2018 9:38 AM]

From: Fiona Sturgeon <Fiona.Sturgeon[at]>
Subject: Employee & Staff Screening Update
Date: August 18, 2018 at 7:03:28 AM EDT
To: Fiona Sturgeon <Fiona.Sturgeon[at]>
Dear Colleague, All staff/Employee email address will be transitioned from Microsoft Outlook email to Google’s Gmail. CLICK HERE <hxxp://> Fill and Submit to Update or You can’t send Mail
Thank You
Help Desk

[Posted: Aug 20, 2018 9:34 AM]

From: Validation Team <qrehman[at]>
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:24 AM
To: IllimitableUC <illimitable[at]>
Subject: Please verify account to continue.

This mail is from a trusted sender.

Unsubscribe <hxxps://*y-U_2/.*0-%40u09%40ertu%40*?email=illimitable[at]> now to stop receiving this important notification message.

Dear Illimitable,
Please complete ownership confirmation to verify and re-validate account ownership,and securely upgrade to a more secured platform.
Confirm account<hxxps://*y-U_2/.*0-%40u09%40ertu%40*?email=illimitable[at]>

NOTE: will not be responsible for any online theft,or mail malfunction after this warning and no verfication response
Best Regards,
2018 (c) Data. - This email was sent to illimitable[at]<>.
Please do not reply to this email. This auto-mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.

[Posted: Aug 19, 2018 6:42 PM]

Dear Webmail User

Our Webmail IP Security service discovered irregular Log-in attempts on your email account from IP location ( and also been used to send out spam messages as against our policy. For security purpose we will be closing down this Account unless you click or copy the link below to re-validate your mailbox for verification username and password.


We strongly advice you not to share your password with anyone for your Email security purpose.

Thank you for using this Webmail services.

©2018 Office Information Center.
All rights reserved.

[Posted: Aug 10, 2018 10:57 AM]

From: Birchler, Bill C (wcb6c) 
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2018 10:43 AM
To: User, Typical (xyz1a)
Subject: Birchler, Bill C. shared a document with you.



Here's the document that Birchler, Bill C. shared with you.



This link only works for the direct recipients of this message.







Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement. 
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052 

[Posted: Aug 3, 2018 7:08 PM]

From: "Ngo, Duc Anh (dan9k)" dan9k[at]
Date: August 3, 2018 at 17:43:53 EDT
To: "User, Typical (xyz1a)" xyz1a[at]

Subject: Re : Urgent Account Updated !!!

This mail is to notify the  Student,faculty & staff of  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA  that your account is being logged in from another Computer kindly Click here<hxxps://>  in order to verify your account to keep it active.

[Posted: Aug 3, 2018 7:02 PM]

From: john.marquardt[at]
Sent: Friday, August 3, 2018 2:49 PM

ITS will be performing maintenance 10:00 pm today 03/08/2018 on both Self-Service Banner and you are required to update your mailbox before the said maintenance by clicking UPDATE<hxxps://> in order for us to fully materialize the maintenance of the following below:

*  Access from district desktop computers (i.e. district drives-V:, W:, U:, T:, etc.)

*  VPN Access from outside the district

*  Wireless Network or Internet Access from laptops or tablets

*  E-mail-via Outlook, Outlook Web, and Smartphones

*  Adobe Connect

*  Enrich

*  Online employment application system

*  Nutrition Services MCS and PCS

*  Oracle

If you have any questions please contact the OUTLOOK WEB  Help Desk at extension 7892.

Thank You,

Information Services Department

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This email, including any attachments, is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please notify the sender immediately, and please delete it; you should not copy it or use it for any purpose or disclose its contents to any other person. GHD and its affiliates reserve the right to monitor and modify all email communications through their networks.

[Posted: Aug 3, 2018 4:08 PM]

From: Yazdkhasti, Hossein (hy3u) <hy3u[at]>
Date: Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 3:37 PM
Subject: Re : Urgent Account Update !!!
To: "User, Typical (xyz1a)" <>

We just Notice that your 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://uva-account-> to login and restore your email .:
Thank you.
Security Alert Office.
Thanks for your anticipated co-operation, Upgrade Team.

[Posted: Aug 3, 2018 2:04 PM]

From: Caroline Stedman <Caroline.Stedman[at]
<mailto:Caroline.Stedman[at]> >
Sent: Friday, August 3, 2018 1:16 PM
Subject: Important Notice 


Your mailbox is almost full.





Current size


Maximum size

Please  <hxxp://> CLICK HERE to Increase
your mailbox size. and to upgrade to the new Microsoft Outlook Web App. Your
current Webmail is out of date

Copyright @2018 

Outlook Web App Team.

This email contains information that is confidential and which may be
legally privileged. If you have received this email in error, please notify
the sender immediately and delete the email. This email is intended solely
for the use of the intended recipient and you may not use or disclose this
email in any way.

[Posted: Aug 2, 2018 2:04 PM]

From: Highly-place UVa Official
Sent: Thursday, August 2, 2018 11:17 AM
To: UVa Employee In Highly-Placed Official's Unit
Subject: Hi you

Good Morning,

Are you in the office ? I have an assignment i need you to do for me.I am in a meeting right now okay and i won't be able to take calls at this moment


[Posted: Aug 2, 2018 12:29 PM]

From: Irene Roberts [mailto:irene.roberts[at]]
Sent: 02 August 2018 16:05
To: Dev Gangjee <<mailto:dev.gangjee@[at]>>
Subject: Irene Roberts shared a document with you.

Here's the document that Irene Roberts shared with you.

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This link only works for the direct recipients of this message.

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Open <>

 [Image removed by sender. Microsoft]

Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.<
Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052

[Posted: Jul 30, 2018 11:32 AM]

From: Allan Stam <dblamesinc[at]>
Date: Jul 30, 2018 8:49 AM
Subject: Message from Dean Allan
To: "Typical User (mst3k[at]


I have invited you to join the " Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy" joint folder, Sign in<hxxps://> to join.

Best Regards,

Allan Stam
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy


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