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Debunking Email Scams

The items listed below are examples of recent phishing or other fake email scams (marked with the word "FAKE") that are being circulated.

Delete scam messages. Do not reply to them. Do not click on any links or attachments they contain.

Note: It's always a busy year for scam emails, but occasionally a message that looks like a scam is actually very real and very important. Examples of real emails from Drexel IT are also shown below and marked with the word "REAL."


Subject: Drexel (JOB REFERRAL):Employment Opportunity.

July 2, 2019

Job Referral Scam July 2, 2019


Subject: Pending Messages

April 19, 2019

File Share Phishing Scam


Subject: Drexel account security improvements

March 2, 2019
March 9, 2019

The below emails are REAL. Please carefully read the copy you received in your Drexel email.

Real Email from Drexel IT: Multi-Factor Authentication Coming Soon 

Real Email from Drexel IT: Multi-Factor Authentication Coming Soon 

Real Email from Drexel IT: Multi-Factor Authentication Coming Soon


Subject: Incoming Updates for DrexelOne/Drexel Connect Sign-Ons

January 30, 2019

The below email is REAL. Please read it carefully.



Subject: Document Pending

October 5, 2018

Verify Accounts Scam


Subject: Incident #000????? (Ref:IN:000?????)

September 12, 2018

This type of email is from the Drexel IT ticketing system, and thus is NOT a scam. Please read these emails, as they contain important information regarding your accounts/services.

Comped Account Email REAL


Subject: Ticket ID: #????????????

August 13, 2018

DrexelConnect Scam


Subject: Microsoft Office Termination Notice

July 16, 2018

SCAM EMAIL


Subject: review

May 25, 2018


Subject: Re: Hiring A Personal Assistant

May 22, 2018


Subject: Mail Update!

March 26, 2018


Subject: upgrade

February 20, 2018


Subject: Unusual Login Attempt

February 13, 2018

Unusual Login Scam