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Go Phish!

Think that email might be a hoax? Check out examples of bogus messages received by members of the campus community. Any suspicious messages can be forwarded to infosec@albany.edu.

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Remember, the University will never ask for your password. You can safely delete any messages asking for your personal or login information, no matter who they claim to be from.

The following "phishing" messages were received by members of the campus community:



 

 

Beware of the following phishing scams and/or hoaxes:

1.  Emails claiming to be from the "Energy Billing System" stating that your latest bill is available online and can be viewed with just one click.

2. Phishing email supposedly from Microsoft asking you to click a one-time automatic verification so that your account will not be suspended.

3. Scam email about a "Shocking Accident Roller Coaster Video" on Facebook. The carriage and its passengers have come off the track.

4. A phishing email purporting to be a notification about an incoming payroll related fax. It claims with just one click you can see the payroll.

5. Bogus email from "your landlord" that claims your rent is late and you need to pay within 10 days or face court proceedings.

6. Email claiming to be from a Court Secretary announcing your complaint has been received and urges you to click on a link and confirm your complaint.

7. Email from a bank that claims you must click on a link to upgrade to a new security system to give you maximum protection.

8. Phishing email claiming to be from Evernote stating an image has been sent and invites you to click to view it.

9. Eviction Notice scam claiming that you have been evicted and must vacate your house premises within a specified time frame or risk further legal proceedings. You are instructed to open an attached file for more information.

10. Facebook message claiming a celebrity has died and invites you to click a link to see the video on his/her death.

Remember, malicious attachments or links pretending to be .pdf files or links to
amazing videos contain malware that will infect your computer.


Page: [Apple] We inform you that your ID will expire in less than 24 h! 12-16-2014 Page: [ URGENT ] - Your account has been hacked! 9-29-2014 Page: 2011 tax return - 11-6-2012 Page: Account Deactivation from UAlbany Mail Abuse Team - 2-8-2012 Page: Account Holder - 4-17-13 Page: Account Update - 11-6-2013 Page: Account Verification - 3-18-2012 Page: Admin 3-18-2015 Page: Admin - 4-4-2015 Page: Admin Help Desk - 7-23-2104 Page: Albany Email Update Alert - 4-17-2014 Page: Announcement (Scheduled Maintenance) 5-16-2011 Page: An Urgent Alert Concerning Your Email Account! - 2-11-11 Page: Are You Dead or Alive??? - 4-2-13 Page: Attention E-mail Account User - 9-10-2011 Page: Case 8435864536 - 11-27-2012 Page: Check Your Enrollment Options for AARP, BCBS, and More - 10-7-2014 Page: Clean_Notification - 6-9-2014 Page: College Collaborative Networks - Great Danes 8-23-2012 Page: Complaint of Copyright Infringement - 2-15-2012 Page: Confirmation Your ID Apple 11-12-2014 Page: Confirm Your Email - 8-26-2010 Page: CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL IDENTITY - 2-10-11 Page: Congestion Alert...Email Upgrade 3-31-2012 Page: Credit Downgrade Warning - 3-15-14 Page: Deactivation of Your Email Address - 3-2-2011 Page: Dear Albany.edu User 12-10-2010 Page: Dear Email Account User - 9-25-2013 Page: Dear Valuable Subscriber - 11-4-2010 Page: Email Account Update 9-4-2014 Page: Email Account Upgrade 3-15-2011 Page: Email Account Upgrade - 2-10-2011 Page: Email Closure - 9-26-2013 Page: Email Deactivitation Warning - 10-3-2010 Page: Email Quota Alert - 4-1-2013 Page: Email Quota Alert! 11-10-2011 Page: Email Quota Limit 9-14-2014 Page: Email Security Alert - action required - 5-19-2014 Page: Emergency Alert! 8-20-2012 Page: Emergency Notification to All Staff-Student-Faculty - 4-24-13 Page: Error Code AC984455N - 2-15-2011 Page: Error Code E98445N - 1-26-2011 Page: Faculty/Admin/Staff and Student Mailbox - 9-10-2014 Page: Faculty & Staff: Get a Good Rate on Your Health Insurance - 5-28-2013 Page: faculty and staff help desk! - 3-23/2015 Page: Fax 9-18-2014 Page: Fax Report - 9-10-2014 Page: FedEx Shipment Notification- 12-20-2011 Page: For Your Review - 5-14-2103 Page: From Engr. Don Shishi - 8-10-2010 Page: Harmful Virus Detected in Your Account!! - 9-12-2012 Page: helpdesk - 1-15-2014 Page: Help Desk - 9-22-2014 Page: HELP DESK - 11-11-2014 Page: HELP-DESK - 8-27-2014 Page: Help Desk Alert !! - 8-8-2014 Page: Helpdesk Require Your Quick Response 1-24-2013 Page: Help Desk Team. Mail Update Notice!!! 2-11-2014 Page: iCloud ID Information Required - 1-13-2015 Page: Important Course Form 9-18-13 Page: Important - Email Account Verification Update - 3-6-11 Page: Important Message 3-16-2011 Page: Important Notice! 3-15-2012 Page: Important Notice!!! Your Account Expires in 48 Hours - 9-11-2011 Page: IT HELPDESK - 2-27-2014 Page: IT help desk 10-2-13 Page: IT Help desk - 6-23-2014 Page: IT Help desk notification - 2-11-2014 Page: IT Help Desk Notification - 7-24-2014 Page: ITS-Department Authenticated Notification - 6-26-2014 Page: IT ServiceDesk 7-31-2014 Page: ITS HELP-DESK - 11-11-2014 Page: ITS-HelpDesk 9-26-2014 Page: ITS Service Desk Notification #14its-01 9-17-2014 Page: Keeping Maintenance of your Usage Quota - 9-20-2011 Page: Last Warning 5-17-2011 Page: LogMein Central Invoice #30810801 - Credit Card declined 12-11-2014 Page: Mail Account Update - 10-15-2010 Page: Mailbox Capacity Exceeded - 5-13-13 Page: Mailbox Exceeded Storage Limit 3-10-2011 Page: Mailbox is almost full 12-12-2014 Page: Mailbox Problem (Revalidate your Email Account Now) - 9-5-2012 Page: Mailbox Quota Exceeded 3-29-2011 Page: Mailbox Quota Limit - 9-14-2013 Page: Mailbox Security Alert - 8-10-2011 Page: Maintenance - 8-5-2010 Page: Math Tutor Needed 8-26-2013 Page: Message From Your Webmail Technical Dept. - 8-30-2011 Page: MESSAGE-ID 0819153 - 4-9-2014 Page: Microsoft Email for Staff Migration - 4-13-2015 Page: Microsoft Outlook Voicemail - 9-8-2014 Page: MyUAlbany ServiceDesk - 8-21-2014 Page: New Course Form - 8-26-2013 Page: New Form 9-19-13 Page: Notice - 8-1-2010 Page: Notice!! - 9-18-2013 Page: Notice!!! - 9-18-2013 Page: Notice to Appear in Court 3-27-2015 Page: Notification!!! - 11-5-2013 Page: Notification form it help desk Page: Notification of expiry of your Apple account - 1-23-2014 Page: Online Banking Alert 3-5-2012 Page: Online Banking Alert - 3-11-2012 Page: Open Enrollment - 10-6-2014 Page: Outlook upgrade notification. ( Urgent ) ! - 9-4-2014 Page: Outlook Web Apps Upgrade Notification ! - 9-18-2014 Page: Please confirm your account, to avoid suspension 10-15-2013 Page: Please Update Your Password - 4-3-2014 Page: Postal Notification Service - 2-9-2015 Page: Re: Account Security Sign-in and Alert 11-6-2014 Page: RE: IT Department Notification #14LE-01 - 5-21-2014 Page: Review your card statement - 4-3-2014 Page: Scheduled Service Maintenance - 8-18-2010 Page: School Update 8-30-2013 Page: Security Message from American Express - 3-12-2012 Page: Service Desk 11-7-2014 Page: Shipping Details for Staff@albany.edu 10-15-2014 Page: SHORTDOWNNOTICE - 1-22-2014 Page: Skype Account Update 1-7-2011 Page: Spam Message from Google - 2-5-2015 Page: Staff and Faculty Mailbox Message! - 10-8-2014 Page: State Police Warn of E-mail Hoax 8-17-2011 Page: Student Phishing Messages 5-6-11 Page: SV:New New 9-13-2014 Page: System Admin - 4-20-13 Page: System Admin - 5-30-2013 Page: System Administrator - 4-30-13 Page: Take Note - 3-6-2015 Page: Tech Alerts - Account User Quarantine Exercise Notification - 1-19-2011 Page: To All Employee's - Important Address UPDATE 11-19-2012 Page: To re-new your Email Account - 7-21-2014 Page: Unexpected sign-in attempt 9-3-2014 Page: University at Albany - 10-28-2010 Page: Update your UAlbany Mail - 11-28-2011 Page: Upgrade Webmail Account - 8-5-2014 Page: Upgrade your storage limit - 8-10-2011 Page: Upgrade Your Webmail.albany.edu Account - 1-13-2012 Page: Urgent Confirmation Required 10-30-13 Page: Urgent Course Form - 8-22-2013 Page: Verification Notice !! 6-20-2011 Page: Voice Message from Unknown - 11-6-2013 Page: Warning - 3-4-2014 Page: Warning!!! Scheduled Maintenance!!! 10-26-12 Page: Warning! Deactivation of OWA Account 10-11-2012 Page: WARNING! Faculty Staff Account policy violation - 5-6-2013 Page: Warning Your mailbox is almost full 2-25-2014 Page: Webmail Account Owner 3-27-13 Page: We currently upgraded the web - 5-22-2014 Page: Wrong Transaction Email Solicitations - 8-18-2011 Page: You have received a fax - 9-16-2014 Page: Your account has been limited until we hear from you 11-19-2014 Page: Your account has been temporarily limited 1-24-2013 Page: Your account has been temporarily limited. ID 3Z8421Z0 - 4-15-13 Page: Your Amazon.com Order of "Xbos 360 Console" has shipped! 12-12-11 Page: Your Direct Deposit payments were disallowed - 11-28-2012 Page: Your Email Account Needs To Be Updated 3-17-2011 Page: Your Email Quota Limit - 9-28-2010 Page: Your Mailbox has Exceeded It Quota 3-23-2011 Page: Your Mailbox has exceeded storage Limit! - 9-25-2014 Page: Your Mailbox has Exceeded the Storage Limit 5-22-12 Page: Your Mailbox has Exceeded the Storage Limit 6-5-12 Page: Your mailbox is almost full - 1-25-2012 Page: Your mailbox is full - 7-18-2014 Page: Your mailbox storage limit has been exceeded - 12-9-2010 Page: Your Mailbox Storage Limit has Exceeded Its Storage Limit - 11-30-2011 Page: Your Mailbox Update - 9-11-2012 Page: Your Mailbox Update - 11-14-2012 Page: Your Medicare-Enrollment Reminder, 10-7-2014 Page: Your System Could Be Infected 5-3-2013 Page: Your tax return for year 2012 - 4-30-2013