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Category: Phishing Scams

Scam emails specifically targeting user credentials on K-State systems – like email.

Phishing Scam – 07/12/2020 – Greetings?

This is a reply-to phishing scam. Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo have been notified.

From: Mrs. Sarah Robert <roonyandrw@yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 12, 2020 5:10 PM
Subject: Greetings?

My Dear,
I’m Mrs. Sarah H. Robert, 77 years old dying widow from Australia; that was diagnosed of cancer about 4 years ago. I got your details after an extensive online search Via (Network Power Charitable Trust) for a reliable person, I have decided to donate my late husband WILL valued of ($5,500,000,00) (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) to you for charitable goals. Get back to me if you will be interesting in carrying out this humanitarian project, so that i can arrange for the release of the funds to you for the work of charity before entering the surgery theater. Contact me via E-mail at : sararrobrt@gmail.com Sincerely, Mrs. Sarah H. Robert.

Phishing Scam – 07/10/20 – Ksu Alert..

This is a phishing scam with a link. It attempts to scare the recipient that their password is expired and their account will be deactivated.

From: ******* ******* <*******@ksu.edu>
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 05:33 AM
Cc: ******* ******* <*******@ksu.edu>
Subject: Ksu Alert..
Your ksu edu account will be De-activated shortly
To stop De-activation Click Here [http://www.123formbuilder.com/form-5545205/form] and Log In
IT Help Desk.

Phishing Scam – 07/10/20 – Job Update (COVID-19)

This is a reply-to phishing scam attempting to coerce, by extending a job offer, the recipient to reply with personal information. The email includes a .jpg attachment with text requesting the recipient respond with their cell phone number and non-edu email.

From: ******* *******
Sent: Friday, July 10, 2020 5:25 AM
Cc: ******* ******* <*******@ksu.edu>
Subject: Job Update (COVID-19)

Phishing Scam – 07/07/2020 – Hi

This is a phishing scam with a link, intended to gather account information. Microsoft and Google have been notified.

From: Jennifer Monaco
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:26 PM
To: ******* <*******@ksu.edu>; ******* <*******@ksu.edu>; ******* <*******@ksu.edu>; ******* <*******@ksu.edu>; ******* <*******@cox.net>
Subject: Fw:Hi
I never would have thought it possible!
https://bit.ly/2ZGFE3D <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2ZGFE3D&data=01%7C01%7Cjajohns%40bri.ksu.edu%7C9dfb3732ed604fc474e108d822bd778f%7C486e794476e942d5ba0b42ce0332c223%7C0&sdata=hfKCumV%2Bak6O5Q77yO5sCQfa%2Bym6Add5hFeatVwa8%2BM%3D&reserved=0>

Jennifer Monaco

Phishing Scam – 07/07/20 – Hello

Notified Google and Microsoft. The message included a .pdf attachment.

From: ***** <puku-080@puku.com.tw>
Date: July 7, 2020 at 8:16:44 AM CDT
To: ***** <*****@ou.edu>, ***** <*****@ksu.edu7>
Subject:Re: Hello

I never would have thought it possible!
https://bit.ly/31RRcDY [https://bit.ly/31RRcDY]
Kevin Ensminger

Phishing Scam – 07/01/20 – Training Calendar

Reply-To Phishing Scam.

From: Senora Reger <senora.reger@globegllow.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 2:23 PM
To: *******
Subject: Training Calendar
Hi ******,
Hope all is well. I had put a reminder in to check-in with you to see how things were going concerning your plans for the PMP certification exam. The instructor lead course on 11, 12, 18 and 19 July is fast approaching us with the early enrollment cost of $1300 set to expire soon.
Let me know if you have time this week to connect.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Regards,
Senora Reger

Phishing Scam – 06/30/20 – Donation From Warren E. Buffett

This is a reply-to scam. The scammer is trying to impersonate Warren Buffett. Google and Microsoft have been notified.

From: Warren Buffett
Date: Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 3:27 PM
Subject: Donation From Warren E. Buffett
To:

Hi
My name is Warren Buffett. I’m a philanthropist from American. I have sign
a gift donation payment of $2.700,000.00 Million in your name through the
help of CEO/Managing Director of Pnc Bank Florida Head Office for this year
pandemic crisis as believe success should be used to help each other.so I
know your email address is valid.
Kindly Email me back and I will get back to you with full details about
your donation payment of $2.700,000.00 Million sign today.
Regards,
Mr. Warren Buffett.

Phishing Scam – 06/30/2020 – [Blank Subject]

This is a reply to scam, the scammer is trying to steal money by impersonating someone of authority. We notified Google and Microsoft.

We are seeing many of these come in. We will add to this post the email addresses used to impersonate department heads, deans, and administration.

From: **** <bryanadey35@gmail.com [mailto:bryanadey35@gmail.com]>

bryanadey35@gmail.com
mbrenner.edu@gmail.com

Date: June 30, 2020 at 6:30:15 PM CDT
To: ****@ksu.edu [mailto:****@ksu.edu]
Hello are you available?
Please, I need your assistance urgently 
Dr. ****
Professor, Head and IGP Institute Director 
Grain Science & Industry Department 
****
Manhattan, KS 66506

Phishing Scam – 06/29/20 – Bad practice

Bit-Coin scam.

From: software bhardwaj <softwarebhardwaj@gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 3:48 PM
To:******
Subject: Bad practice

Browsing questionable websites for adults u may infect your PC with the virus.
You run thru the letter cuz you My malicious application has infected your computer thus you are reading through the text.
My virus enablesur webcam and carries out secret footage.
I noticed that u enjoy arouse sexually and now I gotta distribute the video to all ur enquiries from ur email.
I will let u a chance to emerge from the challenging situation and recover ur prestige.
U must send 0,14 Bitcoins to bc1qj2uca87fj00tyta3fnpfkjr64h7evykh2zy5ep e-purse within 24 h after reading this notification (I’ll be notified) and I guarantee that I will eliminate all your appalling bunch of dirt.
If I won’t be compensated in 24 h, in 48 h I am gonna send your beat off video to all your contacts as well as publish it on social networking sites.
It’s your call if your public image means something in the eyes of your closest people.
I hacked this email, soon there will be no access to it so It’s pointless to write me.