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Active Alerts - Phishing & Scams


Report email scams to UHS Information Security at 
security@uhd.edu.

Phishing Scams

  • 1/10/2020 - SUBJECT: Help Desk
    This phishing message purports to be from the Help Desk and tells you that your email will be suspended if you do not log in. The link takes you to a webpage with an O365 background picture where you are asked to log in to a credential-stealing web site.
  • 12/18/2019 - SUBJECT: Help Desk
    This email claims to be from the Help Desk and wants you to click the link. The link leads to a phishing page with Office 365 graphics.

  • 11/22/2019 - SUBJECT: Announcement: University of Houston-Downtown
    This email contains a link <Validate Here> that directs you to a credential-stealing web site. The email is signed -IT Help Desk. This email was not sent from IT.

  • 11/21/2019 - SUBJECT: Availability Request or no subject listed
    There are several versions of this email circulating. The email is sent from <arj3274@gmail.com> and will display a UHD supervisor's name. This is a gift card scam.

  • 10/23/2019 - SUBJECT: Notification 
    This email contains a link and asks you to review a document, The link directs you to a credential-stealing web site.

  • 10/23/2019 - SUBJECT: Information 
    This email contains a link and asks you to review a document, The link directs you to a credential-stealing web site.

  • 10/23/2019 - SUBJECT: Approval Notice 
    This email contains a link and asks you to review a document, The link directs you to a credential-stealing web site.

  • 10/23/2019 - SUBJECT: Newsletter 
    This email contains a link and asks you to review a document, The link directs you to a credential-stealing web site.

  • 10/23/2019 - SUBJECT: Approval
    This email contains a link and asks you to review a document, The link directs you to a credential-stealing web site.

  • 10/23/2019 - SUBJECT: Documents
    This email contains a link and asks you to review a document, The link directs you to a credential-stealing web site.

  • 10/15/2019 - SUBJECT: A Document was sent to you for review.‚Äč
    This scam directs you to click on a link to review a document.

Job Scams

  • 12/18/2019 - This job scam email takes you to an Office 365 Forms where you are asked to give contact and demographic information. There are multiple versions of this email with the following subject lines: Subject: Wage, Subject: Get paid, Subject: Hire, Subject: Enroll, Subject: Satisfaction, Subject: Reward, Subject: Work, Subject: Earnings
  • 12/12/19 - SUBJECT: Job Placement : Secret Shopper Jobs.
    This scam directs you to click on a link which leads to a site with UHD graphics, with a form requesting contact details for a mystery shopper job opportunity.
  • 10/16/19 - SUBJECT: JOB OFFER OPPORTUNITY
    This scam offers a job opportunity with Consumer Impressions Service. This job scam asks interested parties to click on a link and provide contact details. A variation of this scam mentions a mystery shopper job.

  • 10/16/19 - SUBJECT: Job Referral Check This Job Out.
    This scam offers a job opportunity during the summer season with Best Mark. The email contains a link.
  • 10/7/19 - SUBJECT: Earn $450 Weekly !! Open attach file to apply
    This scam offers a job opportunity to earn extra money.
  • 9/2/19 - SUBJECT: JOB OFFER
    This scam offers payment of up to $50/hr for a part-time summer job with Consumer Impressions Service, LLC.
  • 8/6/2019 - SUBJECT: Get paid while driving
    This scam offers students payment for wrapping their car and advertising for Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. The scammer first requires a payment of $2600.





Last updated 1/10/2020 10:06 AM