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Phishing Scam – 09/04/2020 – Merchant Account Review

This is a reply-to type of phishing scam where the person is impersonating someone of power to get financial gain from the users. The responsible e-mail addresses were reported to the appropriate channels.

Good Afternoon ,
As you’re aware, we are dealing with unprecedented challenges due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We are trying to protect our health, and the health of our loved ones and our community. We’re also trying to continue to serve our clients, who will ultimately need us now more than ever.
Serve First Solutions is proud to announce that we will now be offering reduced pricing, guaranteed rates for the lifetime of your account, as well as waiving all set-up fees for new accounts.
To get started – simply reply with your most recent Merchant Services Statement and we’ll get to work on a no-cost, no-obligation savings analysis.   
We know this time is difficult and we’re proud to have the opportunity to partner with you.  From our family to yours, please be safe. Thank you for your consideration.
Best regards, 
************* | Account Executive | Serve First Solutions, Inc.
 O (714) ***-**** x225 | TF (877) 737-7355 | F (714) ***-****
 *********@serve-first.com [mailto:**********@serve-first.com] | www.serve-first.com [http://www.serve-first.com/]
“Your Partner in Payment Processing”

Phishing Scam – 09/03/2020 – Assessment: September 3rd

This is a reply-to scam. The sender impersonates a K-State employee to receive a response from a legitimate K-state employee. The responsible e-mail addresses were reported to the appropriate channels.

From: “*********”
Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:33 AM
To: ********* <*********@ksu.edu>
Subject: Assessment: September 3rd
Confirm if you are free? Need you to run a quick request. Get back to me as soon as you can.
Thanks
******

Phishing Scam – 09/03/2020 – Weekly Position Announcement FT/PT

This is a reply-to scam. The sender reaches out to 10 random K-State affiliated users for a fake job opportunity. The responsible e-mail addresses were reported to the appropriate channels.

From: ********* <*********@outlook.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 3, 2020 10:46 AM
To: ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>; ********* ; ********* <*********@ksu.edu>
Subject: Weekly Position Announcement FT/PT
You were referred with 10 other students from the Universities Educational Chamber Of Commerce to work and study for $400 weekly,Disability Resources and Educational Services looking for you to fill up this available position !If interested, Kindly send your phone Number and personal email address for better communication for more details also need.

Phishing Scam – 09/02/2020 – Follow Up

This is a reply-to scam. The sender impersonates a Dean of a department. The responsible e-mail addresses were reported to the appropriate channels.

From: ****** [mailto:*****.ksu.edu@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2020 11:13 AM
To: ******
Subject: Urgent follow up
Hello *******,
How are you doing? Are you available for a quick task?

Best regards
*******.


Dean of Libraries Dean’s Office 3rd Floor/West End Alumni Center

Phishing Scam – 08/31/2020 – Notification: Microsoft.com Has Failed To Deliver [3] New Emails To *******@

Phishing scam imitating a k-state account. The link it sends leads to a site containing malware. It has been reported in the appropriate channels.

Hi *******@ksu.edu [mailto:*********@ksu.edu],
Notification:Mailexchange.Ecorpconsulting.onmicrosoft.com [http://Mailexchange.Ecorpconsulting.onmicrosoft.com] has failed to deliver [3] new emails from some of your contacts while performing routine services. Reason: Maximum OST/PST size limit exceeded.
You can view them below and choose what happens before they are permanently deleted.
Restore Here [https://001107018.studentserver.com.au/aaa/wpp/index.html#*******@ksu.edu]
This notification was sent from an email address that is not monitored.
Thanks And regards
Copyright 2020 Privacy & Terms

Phishing Scam – 08/28/2020 – Urgent follow up

This is a reply-to scam. The responsible e-mail addresses were reported to the appropriate channels.

From: ****** [mailto:*****.kstate.edu@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, August 28, 2020 11:13 AM
To: ******
Subject: Urgent follow up
Hello *****,
How are you? Are you available for a quick task?
Best wishes
*********

Professor & Department Head

Phishing Scam – 08/24/2020 – lncoming email delivery failed

Reply-to scam with link. The link has been blocked and reported to the appropriate channels, and so has the email address.

From: Message Center. <y_moriya@nats.ac.jp>
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2020 2:39 PM
To: ******* <*******@ksu.edu>
Subject: lncoming email delivery failed
Office365 has refused the delivery of 3 mails to your *******@k-state.edu inbox 8/24/2020 8:48:00 AM
Retrieve_emails [https://bbox.blackbaudhosting.com/webforms/linkredirect?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmkoe.blob.core.windows.net%2Fber%2FAp3dX.html%23*******@k-state.edu]
Online Services

Phishing Scam – 08/20/2020 – Account De-activation

This is a phishing scam with a link, intended to gather account information. The sender is spoofing a ksu email address. Microsoft, Google, and all server admins have been notified.

From: ksu.edu <noreply@ksu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 9:39 PM
To: ******* ******* <*******@ksu.edu>
Subject: Account De-activation
                       Your account will be disabled! ,
       Dear*******@ksu.edu your account will be deactivated, Aug,19, 2020
        If you want to continue using your email address.
check  [http://u9240382.ct.sendgrid.net/ls/click?upn=AxGaSh59-2BjgdNQEHwiGV3ZW6tG-2FLZ-2Fs9qjen2G1Rd231tE8DirAGondyEhlaMrjzirlzbe9vYziByAhWXNdCv-2FRmGc3g23XJ2t-2BmHXoe0kUCgRv8waBfaUwEdydvPdWWu1S1hd7Q6ofEdybuwQbzKsQ38mr6Bkalc3zBZRsqx04-3DCgwY_wc7g7-2BznbkwsYtCDdgrJT9lyq3Az4OACsa-2BXaQeQdiv7Z4WA3KhAoZvT7qrPBb6zyJ-2BsJhdq8XKr822rOdODTtTQcZM6g-2FJnT4sRStHxMPLI-2F3j6buRzLDp63bkZilpZgZ3o6nAgcrHwBp4D1HfclKZqX65SYMmbfVkZJhpaiI-2BR1GZHs8EE-2FQ5wIOTRTdkQ1N-2B7i4kKlmv4iz5jw-2FkgSA-3D-3D]%0%
        If you do not upgrade your account, you will lose your email                       address.
        Webmail team! ©2020 All rights reserved

Phishing Scam – 08/19/20 – Due:Wednesday, August 19, 2020 k-state.edu

This is a reply-to scam. The e-mail was reported to the appropriate channels.

From: FLORIN, DANIELLE <DFLORIN@YonkersPublicSchools.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:47 PM
To: ****** <*******@ksu.edu>
Subject: Due:Wednesday, August 19, 2020 k-state.edu
Importance: High
k-state.edu
Invoice   Due:Wednesday, August 19, 2020 10:47:07 AM
3010
Amount Due: $64,356.00
Dear Customer: *******@k-state.edu [mailto:*******@k-state.edu],
Your invoice is attached. Please remit payment at your earliest convenience, and contact me with any questions.
Thank you for your business – we appreciate it very much!
Sincerely,
Mary Elsesser
Office Manager
Valentino Pours
847-3546-8101

Phishing Scam – 08/19/20 – ******* Invoice O629130 – unreturned equipment

This is a phishing scam with a link. The responsible e-mail addresses and links were reported to the appropriate channels.

From: ******* <idrotermotecnica@meeclima.it>
Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 1:52 PM
To: ******* <*******@ksu.edu>
Subject: ******* Invoice O629130 – unreturned equipment
 Good Afternoon,
Per your request, attached is a copy of the invoice.
http://helpoc.com/wp-includes/uok63fr97p0_8xmwo_zone/individual_portal/0msdb7lu2u_wt200248/ [http://helpoc.com/wp-includes/uok63fr97p0_8xmwo_zone/individual_portal/0msdb7lu2u_wt200248/]
Thank you for your custom.
*******
Office *******
Fax  *******
e:*******@ksu.edu