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Impersonation Scams

These types of scams are nasty, since they look so legitimate. They legitimate names, spoof real email addresses, and sometimes copy real email templates. Even worse, they are showing up more often. Therefore, it is doubly important to learn how to recognize them and know where to report them.

Blackboard Scam Email
This scam email is impersonating Blackboard and attempting to trick users into signing into their false Drexel Learn site. Note the odd syntax.
Blackboard Scam Email
This scam email informs you that you have new messages in Drexel Learn, in an attempt to get you to click their link and give them your sign-in credentials.
Vanguard Scam Email
Vanguard is a legitimate entity, and this scam mocks up their official email template. However, this scam is trying to steal your credentials. Not the odd place the link points to.
Link Scam Email
This message was "spoofed" or possibly sent from a hacked account.
Payroll Scam Email
This email looks like it came from the College of Medicine. But hover over (DON'T CLICK!) the link and you will see the very non-Drexel place it goes.
Drexel Bursar Email Scam
This scam wants you to sign in via their link so they can steal your credentials. Hover (don't click) over the link, and you'll see where it really goes: some non-Drexel "offshore" domain. Not at all legitimate.
Apple Account Update Email Scam
This scam steals Apple's template for a notification message that, at first glance, looks real. However, hover over the link (DON'T CLICK) to see the non-Apple place it goes.