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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: 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


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

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