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11/9/18: Circulation of a Second Phishing Email November 9, 2018 2:39 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.


THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

From: CFI-2018 Grant Results <admin@webanana.gq>
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 1:17 PM
Subject: Confirmation No. MSTC/GWCY/8447640/IAMTC 
 
Dear Addressee,

View the attachment for the confirmation of your Grant.

Congratulations!

Regards,

Warmest Regards,

Dr. Dan Cahen Jr.
Director of Nonprofit Services,. 
Emai: admin.dnscfi@communityfoundation-i.org
 
BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via e-mail at support@gmu.edu. 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in e-mails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

11/9/18: Circulation of a New Phishing Email November 9, 2018 12:18 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

From: Mark J. Rozell <mrozell@my.com>
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 11:05 AM
To: 
Subject: Follow up
 
Are you available
--
Best Regards,
Mark J. Rozell
mrozell@my.com
Dean
George Mason University
 
BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via e-mail at support@gmu.edu. 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in e-mails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

11/7/18: Circulation of a New Phishing Email November 7, 2018 9:32 AM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, DO NOT open any attachments and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.


THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

Subject: Scanned401k_Distribution.Pdf
Receiver Email:
Date Received: 11/06/2018
Time Stamp: 13:22:43
Note from sender: Please sign and send back to us.
Goto Preview Fax or Download Fax [*link removed*]

Sincerely,
Online Fax Server 

BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  

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