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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: Jul 29, 2019 8:32 AM]

URGENT MICROSOFT NOTIFICATION

10 of your incoming messages has been suspended now because your email box account needs to be verified now. Do verify<hxxps://omoruyi7795.wixsite.com/mysite/> your email box account now to receive these messages that has been suspended.

Microsoft Verification Team

 

Microsoft © 2019 Webmail .Inc . All rights reserved.

 

[Posted: Jul 26, 2019 3:48 PM]

From: IT Desk (via Google Drive) <[email protected]>
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 1:42:18 PM
To: UVA Users <[email protected]>
Cc: many more users
Subject: Faculty Accessment and Evaluations.docx

 

[email protected] has shared the following document:

Unknown profile photoAlev Erisir shared a file with you.

     
     
     
 
     
     
     

 

Google Drive: Have all your files within reach from any device. 
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[Posted: Jul 23, 2019 11:37 AM]

From: International Monetary Fund.(IMF) <info[at] imf.gov>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: HELLO.I WAIT YOUR REPLY.

International Monetary Fund.(IMF)
Address:700 19th St NW, Washington,
DC 20431,United States

Attention:

My name is Ms. Christine Lagarde and I work with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), I am writing you to let you know that finally your ATM Card worth $6,000,000.00 USD has been delivered through FEDEX to Mr. Peter Perry for activation, who works with the IMF where it is going to be activated before final delivery to your home address. You can use the tracking number with the tracking site below to track the ATM Card to be sure it has been delivered to Mr. Peter Perry for activation.

Delivery Company: Fedex Courier Company
Tracking Number:   774909134450
Tracking Site: hxxps://xxx.fedex.com/en-us/home.html

You are simply advice to contact our Claim Agent  Mr.Jay Walter (j1m485uk[at] gmail.com<mailto:j1m485uk[at] gmail.com>) with the below details as stated.?

Contact him with your data as stated below:

1. Your Full Name.........................
2. Your Full Address Where You Want the Courier Company to Send Your Funds.
3. Your Age...................................
4. Occupation.................................
5. Cell/Telephone Numbers...............
6. Country......................................

Note: The only fee you are to send for the activation of your ATM Card is just $150 USD. So make sure you don't send him more than $150 USD. Your card is already with him and you can track it with the tracking details given to you above for confirmation.
`

Best Regards,
Ms. Christine Lagarde
International Monetary Fund (IMF)

[Posted: Jul 22, 2019 12:56 PM]

From: MicrosoftExchange39758e0958460715bc36ab6ce41109eerror329e71ec88ae4615bbc36ab6ce41109eerror329ee71ec885bbc371ec88ae4615bbc736ab6c38e4109eerr19or329e71ec88[at]synacor.com <MicrosoftExchange39758e0958460715bc36ab6ce41109eerror329e71ec88ae4615bbc36ab6ce41109eerror329ee71ec885bbc371ec88ae4615bbc736ab6c38e4109eerr19or329e71ec88[at]synacor.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:08 AM
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Unаblе-to-dеlivеr-mеssаgе Monday, July 22, 2019

x_ x_
Message from Trusted server.

Outlook
YOU HAVE 7 UNDELIVERED/PENDING MESSAGES

Dear : user[at]virginia.edu<mailto:user[at]virginia.edu>

Outlook has prevented the delivery of 7 new emails to your inbox

as of Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:07:58 AM because sync of messages failed due error in mail server

You can review this here and choose what happens to them

Rеаd mеssаgе <hxxps://6543exc345678.azureedge.net/tracy#user[at]virginia.edu>

2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. |Acceptable Use Policy | Privacy Notice

[Posted: Jul 22, 2019 10:53 AM]

From: Finance Department <ceo18b[at]my.fsu.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 10:41 AM
To: User, Typical (mst3k) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: Finance Department

Notificatio

You have (2) new notification from the finance department.

Log into your account to view<hxxps://u11790818.ct.sendgrid.net/wf/click?upn=qoxIutW94jZycrnAT68wC5JDDeTYSss6fWiEoeiLXHGlyLhKiUqa4MbDpxDtJUcmpKSoPGYsEbL7P8CLmwY9PA-3D-3D_9HQ4RaHS3q1WqjdxtBdInPY2Mf0XFnOhTpWGQFOFATikXH7XJuLwNQH5Ao5zRzSRN8YKWejDit-2FuaTcbIG5tRD-2BX4Nb5WqCmJHAwjsUuRB5AjZ07OOSKkcBI9-2B-2BLBBfZ3jBMippVzeGoOPTJ-2F3-2FGHpeHCoUPxq56C3sa7vlxbi-2BMGyskMV-2BrvUj6QdXLELlpuu0DT3JskGt-2BVPebp-2FpBdj1ad5tWQ8NL9worgqlbi4hfNcOxkYT7pQfTEZnLf-2BMGvubX9A-2BQ5EOekqQi4-2FwbaXTxTkSxMAQQw1pOnMsoP1QZAQ05sBDDSTrvdEoF2VXHDBCukgWyKD8b-2FxE-2FbM9pv4-2FFiA7EVViPzpoVjDMgeAY6EOPiQ4b-2BVi4kL9sXzvSurRI2ibNEJl9VYepr5u5Lp-2BqwX8474ThD9g2R7URZg-2Fjyj6zRYgLP4-2FDyFQlfdFT90P4A83ivNCY2t-2BP4SGx3IiEpWGj3-2FMD1suT4d50fYYa1SYeXBHuhLkSqDA-2Ffji48jZkjwsxXv73RTwYJtirkJkaU9kgPXj8D2ttS5rbjOTSq9ZHT0vyuB-2FPPbD8G4IoePAU1zArMKKdU-2BV4FquFl2AHn-2BVpRjw4vyUd0p5M4W4Q-3D>

Regards

Finance Department

8301 Saint James Court, Tampa, Fl, 32647, Hillsborough, Tampa, FL 32647

Unsubscribe<hxxps://u11790818.ct.sendgrid.net/asm/unsubscribe/?user_id=11790818&data=aNNftaaHvrhgbMhPXh8u9DoAi3JOtAVYMFo0hmCRPJkO9WxEk5Nv44FrSdh_KWtnmMTdvy4e5rOf9_kCNXODNoJ_ZoPwGaTq_K6O37C1NvwreAT_a01ei_KwsPPYIb3Gxqb6gcQLq3AjAg5cstxbTxrC0fuOawiLBz19vF280airtmbK9p6SonX1Ifc_YXDgG47QQXgoP2ttk_yQAZZER13Ck4MKTcnRBTvOOmsjUaiL8sNozOVH6Pf5QUm9Dy0xQBZVAu3B8r27ZF3scPmohWX_pu19FHc24i8Pi5v7mqumiEKk5sAQlEZe7gZ3bF5SGmKILllsnZVxX9IA0JFBoga-vj0Or8Rp0wgj4TavQJMW7w4DFo1UKge52AYuVpK_PiwBDnaZ3BvFKoOzIPuNULnodChwFMhJ6fSs1up7UV30nrb3qPJjPrDZegVyB0vl6-Qnd9EiRQBvcXee4nuw277l6uQKSfJSnM54_OioeVW-V-y8kWphSwrWf4VidqCYZlmWmwur_X8YSAlfwg_rjhbMiMMfG112Pk3D4Sqb6x7lmW9meA1M_lEsnbElrbGnUll0EA7SWnqjzcM1z-tn0wtQJBxAUbm4kFDaSqRZfujxheSJykli0K9gqDIWdjJw9ktbvQJvfdL-MqNmW7WUzOpVhMFCmNOol128saCN9qVeE75wBUfQrvTy_VFYuHirZdH5ci72IUEL71i2UALT709vEd5EvUkGrKeBhe14nm4Kafn5h3NnDVo7wniS-zyZ> - Unsubscribe Preferences<hxxps://u11790818.ct.sendgrid.net/asm/?user_id=11790818&data=Jnxx4Elv6mud_UuUm47gFp1m-d8hSvqk3TBeuiToVRWtFg2hrTeb2rpe85Tuq8j2dlhoAgU9w-WW6cgSLgORgvDmOneDef2r-KaJ3Ls-Nf_jSpaNb2EEtee4P7mEHYgV2Q9c4hhkDRuzeKhFYT4shj0u5-3pHT7F3eV2G_tow6XBTI9zbe1r0tE4bTK8AXNnIfpIClj7LmRASqG815Lq6K6xs571aDBQ0Qsml3Jmu63tq6Ow2VQ0MWEeqIh13aDotJkgEnGMAtSE5_d5JEzAMbRYbYFdtE7hMWey6WxRW_ywAiXy9PN-H_5DeSWRzFXvTAm7f6zqqM-pLaDz92ku3UWIVzNBfuPZeblEzcG9z9DNnrRA_SqpXMabHEWNmHtJgK_zDmEa6976rZvO1KAnu3F_EZoI5_cEqVQd-JG2pTnzzKUpb8FNIMIZGIUDyFOSF8zrAst6ftvf8Qq7cjMp6e8lvG9LHmBd3N9qZ50pgD2eLAG8lJljdacs-8txOf7U6y_YfNA5no7hdzunCQGgOcnM927y3bpAsYm93A6I87_YT70Cca6MiHbwYh4Nvj4O2HP8LUVf1pV5DMpCSBcmWmCFLyvRg6YjByapiw5X9yULgOLIOJqVjXqUwfmAvVYBB86uZUFAV7OKSQFmR5jBYLzwy0qtWVIPqFDNvL8Y2DuCeDlVBiYHiVBWs_IG82jV4GK4tGAOC2n7d0MIt-3WHxwN-DmZ4Fg9ZzyjEtiGFLX8RsxotpBfCNoNSOkR3JiT>

[Posted: Jul 22, 2019 8:32 AM]

From: Mail Admin <no-reply[at]mailadmin.com>
Sent: Monday, July 22, 2019 1:05 AM
To: User, Typical S (gmm3u) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: mst3k[at]virginia.edu incoming mails Maintenance pending(7) update

Hello mst3k[at]virginia.edu<mailto:mst3k[at]virginia.edu>,

Due to subsequent verification failure on your account, your mailbox has been suspended due to mail policy,

PLEASE CONFIRM HERE<hxxp://kingdom.szczecin.pl/wp-content/Security/upgrade/?email=mst3k[at]virginia.edu> to continue usage.

Note: Failure to COMFIRM will lead to termination of your mailbox account.

Best,
© 2019 mail All rights reserved. NMLSR ID 8018752

[Posted: Jul 19, 2019 10:52 AM]

From: virginia.edu<hxxp://virginia.edu> <noreply[at]noreply.com<mailto:noreply[at]noreply.com>>
Date: July 19, 2019 at 4:18:32 AM EDT
To: <mst3k[at]virginia.edu<mailto:mst3k[at]virginia.edu>>
Subject: Our Server has prevented the delivery of 8 new emails to your inbox

NOTICE: mst3k[at]virginia.edu<mailto:mst3k[at]virginia.edu>

Our Server has prevented the delivery of 8 new emails to your inbox as of 7/19/2019 6:49:24 p.m.. because it identified these messages as spam. You can review these and choose what happens to them so as not to miss out on important messages. You can also get more information about quarantined messages by going to the Security and Compliance Portal.

Emails will be deleted automatically after 7 days.
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[Posted: Jul 19, 2019 10:16 AM]

From: Eduard Khudainatov [mailto:aneftegazxoldingy[at]yandex.com] 
Sent: Friday, July 19, 2019 4:09 AM
To: mst3k[at]virginia.edu
Subject: SOFT OFFER

 

Dear Sir / Madam,

I am very pleased to come across your esteemed company and so decided to contact you to see if you will find this Interesting. I am a mandate to big Russian refinery here in the Federation of Russia and I would like to bring you this good offer. Attached here is seller's offer for your review and if interested, kindly get back to me for immediate proceedings.

Best Regard

[Posted: Jul 15, 2019 8:30 AM]

From: University of Virginia <webmailaccountupgrade8[at]virginmedia.com>
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 8:13 AM
Subject: UVA: Email Account Verification Alerts!

Dear UVA User:

Your University of Virginia E-mail Account is due for upgrade.

Kindly upgrade immediately to avoid E-mail Account suspension or shut down.

Click Here To Upgrade Now<hxxp://hawking.ismb.it/sites/default/files/languages/index.php>

Note-: Please kindly upgrade your University of Virginia E-mail Account immediately, failure to do so will lead to account suspension.

Regards,
| UVA. ICT Department...
© 2019 University of Virginia.

[Posted: Jul 12, 2019 11:13 AM]

 

 
Mail Quota: (98% Full)
 

 

Attention: mst3k[at]virginia.edu 

Your email quota has reached 98% and will soon exceed its limit. 
Click below to upgrade your quota to 250GB for free to avoid loss of email data. 

Upgrade Email Quota To 250GB Free 
 
If your email quota gets exceeded, your mailbox will be shutdown and all data will be permanently lost.    

Source: Email Administrator

[Posted: Jul 9, 2019 3:41 PM]

From: User, Typical mst3k@virginia.edu <mst3k@virginia.edu> On Behalf Of Sales Manager
Sent: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 2:47 PM
Subject: Invoice

To whom it may concern.

Kindly correct the attached invoice and send back for payment asap.

Best Regards.
James Pyne

[Posted: Jul 9, 2019 9:25 AM]

Untitled Document
Online virus scanner

 Dear mst3k[at]virginia.edu,

 Your email requires immediate scanning for virus . Kindly be informed that ignoring to scan your system within the next 72

 hours might lead to losing of  your important files and messages.

 Click below to complete scanning and update your Email now to avoid losing your important files and messages.

 mst3k[at]virginia.edu
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 Thank you.
 Email Administrator
 Copyright 2019 Inc

[Posted: Jul 8, 2019 12:14 PM]

From: Kelly, Robert G (rgk6y) <rgk6y[at]virginia.edu>
Sent: Monday, July 8, 2019 11:08 AM
Subject: I am sharing 'INVOICE0929.pdf' with you from SharePoint

[hxxps://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=ed958c78c3&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1638452873430651143&th=16bcf4351e0d5107&view=fimg&sz=s0-l75-ft&attbid=ANGjdJ8pqaYTBwdIPpSuIFb_4-8EFaRYlH_vS8SjpUgLfI5iiufGF6JMshuVM1LWQILt7GZ9lsAR4Uppc-nl1CdXYbxMK_Jvn5CBvIfD_7GS4OI5yQCXgcgRRinhrl0&disp=emb&realattid=16bcf3f8fa8c204bfcc1]

 

 

Robert G.Kelly shared a secure PDF file with you via Microsoft Share Point

Your report is in PDF format, click here to view<hxxps://storage.googleapis.com/asharepoint-marcelled-857782409/index.html>.

Please Note: This document has been scanned against phishing /virus.

 

--

Robert G. Kelly FES FNACE

Editor, The Electrochemical Society Interface

                Current Issue: xxtp://interface.ecsdl.org/content/current

AT&T Professor of Engineering
MSE Department Associate Chair for Finance
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Virginia
Wilsdorf Hall, Rm 328
395 McCormick Rd
P. O. Box 400745
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4745

(434) 555-5783<tel:%28434%29%20982-5783> (W)
(434) 555-5799<tel:%28434%29%20982-5799> (fax)
www.virginia.edu/~cese<hxxp://www.virginia.edu/~cese>

 

On behalf of the Australian Corrosion Association:

[hxxps://docs.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1PicdkiizCEkqRWI0zQFfAkt_J94RIaMN&revid=0B1S8ZjTStriUc2RpaDYydUJoOHlaaXA2a1NHeklCV3JaVTBJPQ]<hxxps://events.corrosion.com.au/events/sponsorship-international-symposium-melbourne-24-25-july-2019/>

[Posted: Jul 2, 2019 12:55 PM]

From: VIRGINIA WEBMASTER <enquiry[at]office3696.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 12:50 PM
Subject: Important Update

Dear user,

    You have an update from Virginia Webmaster Click here<hxxp://mailckdm.com/central/authorization/server/> to read.

     Virginia Webmaster

[Posted: Jul 2, 2019 12:09 PM]

From: Adam Rabinowitz <Rabinowitz[at]collaborativecommunications.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 8:06 AM
Subject: Completed: Please DocuSign:

[DocuSign]
[hxxps://ci4.googleusercontent.com/proxy/9xektQNkwEuTRONe7b9u3kdLdfXsIcgtgb5Dj_qf42xPJPz1ytwIcZFpVpCvTeirLDwYosjXB6w7o7FUKAs5_GWSMRkncp6bk5po1isJ43-fIGWNIDZ1oGXI3jMadePZ1V7_NtcIWHuCY9FSw7-8_NlN5zCxcq2ljbj_3SKjzS2wvXSP0_mkIQE6IPaL12qOCMUL79yPYq0zP_KQAwdOscKeSJwsrHlkXjzrbOGW2cOw__4i_YEZkrjwqMRrB09slHL6op4vmihBGC5pTdkOyFHJ3IX3zCvxIjzG0bTJL0K6Reny=s0-d-e1-ft#hxxps://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.docusign.net%2Fmember%2FImages%2Femail%2FdocInvite-white.png&t=15373...
Adam Rabinowitz
 sent you a document to review and sign.

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[Posted: Jul 1, 2019 9:31 AM]

From: WeTransfer [mailto:noreply[at]wetransfers.us]
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2019 8:47 AM
To: User, Typical (kjh5e) <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>
Subject: mst3k[at]virginia.edu has received files via WeTransfer

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Files sent to
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[Posted: Jul 1, 2019 9:22 AM]

Subject:        RETRIEVE MAILS:- virginia.edu Cloud stopped the delivery of 11 mails
Date:   Sun, 30 Jun 2019 18:20:33 -0700
From:   Support || virginia.edu <[email protected]><mailto:[email protected]>
To:     mst3k[at]virginia.edu<mailto:mst3k[at]virginia.edu>

      ⚠    virginia.edu HAS  PREVENTED THE ­DELIVERY OF 11 EMAILS

   11 PENDING MAILS

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[Posted: Jun 30, 2019 5:33 AM]

From: Boye, Teeja <BoyeT19[at]darden.virginia.edu>
Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 3:29 PM
Subject: New Job Alert!!! (HR-Department)
To: mst3k[at]virginia.edu <mst3k[at]virginia.edu>

*Hello,*
*I am  Boye Teeja** from DARDEN **UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA**. You have
received this email because you have an offer from the University Office to
work these summer for the HR-Department. You will be paid $300 Weekly! If
interested Kindly Click Here <hxxps://form.jotform.com/91783461244157> to
send your resume.*

*Thank You,*
*Boye Teeja*
*. *

[Posted: Jun 27, 2019 4:50 PM]

From: MyVirginia <grapetester[at]sympatico.ca>
Reply-To: MyVirginia <grapetester[at]sympatico.ca>
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 4:39 PM
Subject: University of Virginia

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[Posted: Jun 27, 2019 10:37 AM]

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You have undelivered emails on the server. These emails have not been properly synced with your mailbox. To synchronize your mailbox with your host. click below

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