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: escultur36@gmail.com
To: undisclosed-recipients
Date: March 25, 2015
Subject: Hello

Body:

I sent you this documents earlier but I noticed the failure delivery, So I had to resend it again. VIEW DOCUMENTS<http://www.adrianmoroianu.com/Zoop/Adobefile/Adobefile/> and login in with your email to view thecontent and importance.

THANK YOU.

From: Kimberly.Frissora@ohiohealth.com
To: undisclosed-recipients
Date: March 19, 2015
Subject: IT Services.

Body:

IT Services.

Your Uchicago Mail Account Will Expire In Three Days Time As Set By Your Administrator.For Re-validation, Click http://armstrong-web-link.jimdo.com/

System Administrator.
@2015 Web Service.

From: Santy Ramasamy
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:26:16
Subject: Mailbox

Body:

Attn: User,
Your email will expire in next 19hrs Click on Faculty And Staff http://emailhelp.moonfruit.com/ to validate your account.
Help-Desk Term.

From: pschott@fcsva.org
To: Recipients <pschott@fcsva.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015
Subject: Your password will expire soon

Body:

Click here to proceed with your Email update.

From: Lorraine Greenland Lorraine
To: Lorraine Greenland
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Subject: Microsoft Team!!

Body:

Your mailbox need to be secured against spam,Secure your mailbox with the new spam protector.click on IT WEBSITE http://serviceportal19.wix.com/microsoft-team and fill in the necessary mailbox requirement to cleanup your mailbox Quota.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Your mailbox should be checked at least twice everyday for new updates ITS help desk
ADMIN TEAM

From: ola.ljungman@alingsas.se
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 7:08 AM
Subject: System Administrator

Body:

UPGRADE YOUR MAIL BOX QUOTA
Your inbox has almost exceeded its storage limit.
It will not be able to send and receive e-mails if exceeded it limit And your e-mail account will be deleted from our servers.
To avoid this problem, you need to update you mail box quota By clicking on the link below and filling your login information for the update. If you are unable to click it kindly copy it to your web browser

http://rogersadmin.wix.com/adminrogersunit If we do not receive a reply from you within 24 hours Your mailbox will be suspended

Thank you.
@2015 System Administrator


Body:

Mailbox Quota: 95.09%
498MB

500MB

Current size

Maximum size

Your mailbox can no longer send messages. Please reduce your mailbox size.
By Automatically clicking on OUTLOOK-PAGE  and fill out the necessary mailbox requirement to increase your mailbox Quota size.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You won't be able to receive mail messages at 499MB.

ITS help desk
ADMIN TEAM
(c)Copyright 2015 Microsoft
All Right Reserved

From: WEBMAIL ITC
To: li@li.com
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015
Subject: Migrate Now

Body:

You are currently using an older version of your Email. To try the newer version kindly MIGRATE for a better, faster and more secured mailbox.
ThanksWebmail ITC

From: Blackboard Learning
To: kathiek@uchicago.edu
Date: March 5, 2015 at 1:45:08 PM CST
Subject: (Blackboard Learning) You have two important message's from your faculty

Body:

You have two course work message's from your faculty stored in your online blackboard learning.

Click below to read your message's http://lekkerroeken.nl/download/course/mycours.php?email=kathiek@uchicago.edu The above link will no longer be active after this email has been read.

Thanks

Blackboard IT Learning

 

From: nemesvamos@s54.mediacenter.hu
To: Adrienne Colette Alton-Gust
Date: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Subject: Update Your Profile Account

Body:

Welcome to University of Chicago

This is to inform you that your University of Chicago Webmail profile needs to be updated.
To access your University of Chicago Webmail Secure profile,

Click here to re-login http://phantompower.net/gestaltdigital/modules/uchicago.html

Update Your Profile Account

Thanks For Your Co-operation.

University of Chicago Security Team.


Body:

Your password will expire in two days time, kindly click on the  SERVICE-HELPDESK <hxxp://outl.jigsy.com/>   to update your old password and automatically upgrade to the latest e-mail Outlook Web Apps 2015.

If the password is not updated today, your account will be suspended in less than 12 hours

NOTE: Your log in will time out after 60 minutes. Your responses will be lost if you do not click on the "secure" button before 60 minutes lapses. There is no prompt when your 60 minute session has expired. Please save extensive comments periodically and check your time.******************************
**************************** 

From: Crosby, George
To: Crosby, George
Date: Monday, March 02, 2015
Subject: IT Security Service Desk

Body:

Dear Email User,
Your Outlook Web Access/App account has exceeded its storage limit. You will not be able to receive or send message. In order to restore your account please Click Here​ http://www.acoustics-consulting.com/plugins/content/simplepopup/fancybox/VERIFICATION.HTML and login your webmail required information.
Thanks.
IT Security Service Desk 2015.

From: E-mail Administrator
To: recipient@uchicago.edu
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2015
Subject: Important WebMail Update

Body:

Important!

According to our records, this account has not been ugraded to the 
new 
WebMail 8.1.
Kindly visit the _member service area 
http://www.point-two.co.uk/WebMail/index.html _or _Sign In 
http://www.point-two.co.uk/WebMail/index.html& _ to upgrade 
immediately.

E-mail System Admin

From: RBegick@chs-mi.com
Subject: Re

Body:

Your mail Box Will Expire In three Day Time. To Re-validate Your Email Account Click http://armstrong-web-link-pin.jimdo.com/


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This email may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivery of this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this email is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please immediately notify the sender and delete this email from your computer. Your cooperation is appreciated. 

From: harrysong11@comcast.net
Date: February 25, 2015 at 12:53 PM
Subject: Email Exceeded Limits

Body:

 You have 2 new messages from your school faculty 

Sign In 

University of Chicago | Services

 

How you know this is a Phishing Scam:

If you hover over the Sign In link, you would see that it leads to a non-Uchicago site  http://www.kussenslopen.nl/uchicago.edu.html.

From: WEBMAIL TEAM
Date: Feb 25, 2015
Subject: Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit

Body:

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit which is 20GB as set by your administrator, you are currently running on 20.9GB,To re-validate your mailbox this link and visit the Site : http://sitkmuttacthnewsletter.esy.es/

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:01 AM
Subject: System Administrator

Body:

This Message is From the Admin Help Desk. Due to our latest IP Security upgrades we have reason to believe that your E-mail account was accessed by a third party. 

Protecting the security of your E-mail account is our primary concern; we have limited access to sensitive E-mail account features. 

To resolve this issue you have to Re-validate your e-mail account. Failure to Re-validate your E-mail account as soon as you see this message will cause the deactivation of your E-mail account be warned. 

Help Desk requires you to validated your email account by clicking Herehttp://helpdeskteam2015.dudaone.com/

Thank you for your cooperation. 
Admin Help Desk 2015 © 
 

Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:43 AM
Subject: MAILBOX UPGRADE!!!

Body:

Mailbox Quota: 95.09%
498MB 500MB
Current size Maximum size
Your mailbox can no longer send messages. Please reduce your mailbox size.
By Automatically clicking on OUTLOOK-PAGE http://itportal3.wix.com/outlook-web-app and fill out the necessary mailbox requirement to increase your mailbox Quota size.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You won't be able to receive mail messages at 499MB.

ITS help desk
ADMIN TEAM
(c)Copyright 2015 Microsoft
All Right Reserved

From: Tieng, Arlene
To: undisclosed-recipients
Date: February 21, 2015
Subject: ITS Help Desk​​​​​​

Body:

This is to inform you that our Webmail Admin Server is currently congested, and your Mailbox is out of date. We are currently deleting all inactive accounts so please confirm that your e-mail account is still active by updating your current and correct details by CLICKING HERE http://itservice-helpdesk.pandaform.com/pub/info>​​<http://its-helpdesk-yu.pandaform.com/pub/yeshiva

Thanks,
ITS Help Desk​
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Confidentiality Note: This e-mail is intended only for the person or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential or otherwise protected from disclosure. Dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail or the information herein by anyone other than the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering the message to the intended recipient, is prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please contact the originator of this e-mail and destroy the original message and all copies.

From: University of Chicago [juyoung.kim@emory.edu]
To: University of Chicago
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Subject: Incoming Mail On Hold

Body:

Dear User,

Your mailbox has exceeded the storage limit. You can not receive new messages until you update your mailbox. CLICK HERE href="http://www.stjosephmilford.org/wp-content/upgrade/uchicago.edu/index.htm to update.

Thank you
University of Chicago