System Status – Phishing/SPAM/Fraud Alerts

Past History

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Title:

Email Scam (Subject: Favor)

Description:

Information and Library Services has received reports of a scam email message that is being delivered to members of the Bates College Community. Please do not respond to this message and delete the message.

Sample Message:
From: Hill, Malcolm S. <mhill.bates.edu@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 1:17 PM
Subject: Favor
To:

Hello,

How are you doing? Please i need a quick favor from you so kindly reply me
as soon as you get this mail

Await your soonest response.

Thanks

Tips:

  1. Remember to “Hover to Discover!”
  2. Be Suspicious!
  3. Look closely at the From: email address, this message was sent from an @gmail.com address and not an @bates.edu address.
  4. If you are not expecting this type of message from the sender, call them to verify the legitimacy of the message/request.
  5. If you receive an email and suspect it may be a scam, please contact the IT Help Desk immediately.
Submitted:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

Resolved:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 1:44 pm – This message has been blocked.

Notes:

N/A

 

1/14/19
An email was sent to several people on campus today, and was signed, President Clayton Spencer.

The message included a “pdf” file, titled “doc1234.pdf”. This message is not legitimate. Please delete the message, and do not click the link.

Tips:

Be Suspicious!
If you are not expecting this type of message from the sender, call them to verify the legitimacy of the message/request.
If you receive an email and suspect it may be a scam, please contact the IT Help Desk immediately.


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