Latest Email Scams

Below is a collection of real-life phishing examples that IT Security has acted upon and notes on what gives them away as email scams.

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From: CNetID Mail Alert Notice
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:42:40 +0200
Subject: Important Notice


Hello CNetID Mail Users

Your CNetID mail account was used to send fraudulent messages from a foreign IP Address 1500H.

Therefore we are placing a temporarily restriction on your CNetID mail login access till further notice.

We urge you to kindly update and keep your CNetID mail active for further investigation to be done.

Failure to do so,we will be force to charge your CNetID mail account as fraud and theft identity and legal steps will be taken.
Kindly act fast on this important notification before the investigation is concluded. "" target="_blank">

Best Regards.

The University of Chicago.

© 2012  The University of Chicago

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

It was not apparent, but the link leads to a bogus internet address. The only way to see that is by hovering over the link.

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:03 AM
Subject: IT HelpDesk


As part of our duty to strengthening our security and improving your overall  mail experience, we have detected your mail settings is out of date. We want to upgrade all email account scheduled for today. To Complete this procedure, CLICK HERE< ;> to upgrade your account to Outlook Web Apps 2014. If your settings is not updated today, your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive message any longer.
Mail Service Team.

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

The link leads to a non-UChicago domain.