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Debunking Email Scams

The items listed below are examples of recent phishing or other fake email scams that are being circulated.

Delete the message. Do not reply to it. Do not click on any links in it.

It's always a busy year for fake emails. Here are some of them:

Subject: Mail Update!

March 26, 2018

Subject: upgrade

February 20, 2018

Subject: Unusual Login Attempt

February 13, 2018

Unusual Login Scam

Subject: (None)

July 10, 2017

Verify Account Scam Email

Subject: You Have {1} New Important Message

June 30, 2017

Office 365 Verify Scam Email

Subject: Employee Satisfaction Survey

May 11, 2017

Survey Phishing Scam

Subject: Email Change Alert

January 10, 2017

HR Scam Email

Subject: New Notification Regarding Your Payroll

November 28, 2016

Payroll Impersonation Email Scam

Subject: Your Payroll.

September 19, 2016

Payroll Scam Email

Subject: Email .Edu Will Expire Today.

August 24, 2016

Email Security Update - FAKE

Subject: Important Course Message On Your Blackboard Admin

August 1, 2016

Blackboard Scam Message


January 12, 2016



Subject: Account Update

December 17, 2015

Another 'Over Quota' Scam



Subject: Dear User

October 20, 2015



Subject: Your messages are pending

October 13, 2015



Subject: Access Restricted

October 13, 2015

Subject: RE: Your Email Account Has Been Suspended

October 2, 2015

This one uses an old-style Drexel logo with the dragon in a yellow box and contains a link that goes to a site on the Reunion Islands. While this is amateurish, the web page that you'd see if you clicked the link looks just like a real one, but it steals your account name and password. People tricked by this would be handing their information to hackers who could use it to get more of your personal information or to attack other people under your name.

If you did click the link and enter your account credentials, contact the IT Help Desk at (215) 895-2020 or for assistance.

Reunion Island fake

Subject: RE: Space Used

August 14, 2015

Storage Scam

Subject: RE: Drexel alert

March 12, 2015

Subject: IRS Tax Phish

January 9, 2015