Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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Legitimate Email

Many reported an unexpected (but legitimate) email from Gallagher Student Health on behalf of Brown. Gallagher is Brown's health insurance plan for students.

Posted: 06/15/2021 - 12:35pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: William Tsiaras <>
Date: Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 7:23 AM
Subject: Medical Student Position

Posted: 06/14/2021 - 10:28pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Prof Roger <>
Date: Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 9:33 PM

Posted: 06/09/2021 - 9:01am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: James Warburton <>
Date: June 8, 2021 at 12:27:25 PM EDT

Posted: 06/08/2021 - 12:55pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Date: Mon, Jun 7, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Posted: 06/07/2021 - 10:50am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Prof Janet <> or Alexander Baker <>

Posted: 06/05/2021 - 4:50pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Prof. Kenneth <>
Date: Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 12:18 PM or  Sun, May 30, 2021 at 5:33 PM

Posted: 06/03/2021 - 3:46pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: devora kluemper <>
Date: Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 10:33 AM
Subject: ORDER 2021

Dear Member,

Posted: 06/03/2021 - 11:26am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Be on the lookout for fake copyright warnings that may arrive via a contact form web page -- they usually point to an apparent Google site that can trick you into installing ransomware.

Posted: 06/03/2021 - 10:21am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: STUDENT JOBS <> or Stone James <>

Posted: 06/03/2021 - 8:36am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Can you identify the clues in the following email that indicate it's a scam, as well as the emotional buttons that are being pushed?

Posted: 06/01/2021 - 8:18pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Campus Jobs <>
Date: Mon, May 31, 2021 at 3:51 AM

Posted: 06/01/2021 - 12:14pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

The "malware sextortion" threat has been reported at Brown again (first seen in 2018), threatening to reveal unsavory secrets if the recipient doesn't promptly pay up (this time $2100 in bitcoins).

Posted: 06/01/2021 - 12:03pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Anne Mason <>
Date: Mon, May 31, 2021 at 10:12 AM
Subject: Ongoing internship program

Posted: 05/31/2021 - 11:33am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Collins Gray <>
Date: Mon, May 31, 2021 at 10:13 AM

Posted: 05/31/2021 - 11:20am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Daniel R. Ames <> or Randy Frank <>

Posted: 05/31/2021 - 11:10am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: [REDACTED - actual sender from header details:]
Date: Mon, May 24, 2021 at 6:22 PM
Subject: Multidisciplinary Research

Posted: 05/25/2021 - 8:47am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Lynn Sweeney <>  [actual sender from header details:]

Posted: 05/24/2021 - 4:00pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Prof Kenneth <>
Date: Thu, May 20, 2021 at 10:20 AM

Posted: 05/24/2021 - 11:47am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Dr Sarah Brewer <> OR <>OR <

Posted: 05/23/2021 - 11:18am
Updated: 5/25/2020 10:45 am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Lynn Sweeney <> [actual sender is]

Posted: 05/20/2021 - 6:43pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Another employment scam, this one with a different subject (STUDENT EMPLOYMENT) and sender (Prof Kenneth), but a tell-tale non-Brown email address (

Posted: 05/20/2021 - 10:47am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Watch out for this clever job scam that looks like it was sent by the Payroll Office (clue #1 - why would the Payroll Office send job notices?), but examination of the headers details shows the identity of the actual

Posted: 05/17/2021 - 6:12pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Danny Warshay <>
Date: Thu, May 13, 2021 at 2:26 PM
Subject: Task Request

Posted: 05/17/2021 - 10:41am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: ON-CAMPUS JOBS <> or <> or Job Opportunity <

Posted: 05/16/2021 - 5:49pm
Updated: 5/19/2020 2:52 pm
Legitimate Email

From: Russell Carey <>
Date: May 13, 2021 at 7:19 AM

Posted: 05/13/2021 - 6:09pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Shelly Fisher <>
Date: Wed, May 12, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Posted: 05/12/2021 - 2:55pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

ZoomInfo is not related to the webconferencing tool, Zoom, and is instead a "sales intelligence" business that collects, processes and sells personal data it harvests online to third parties who use it to cultivate ne

Posted: 05/11/2021 - 10:31am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Avery <>
Date: Tue, May 4, 2021 at 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: Re: TB Meningitis-Case Review

Posted: 05/04/2021 - 4:39pm
Legitimate Email

Emails like the following were sent about the new Brown Contract Management System to those who had requested access and needed to take training in order to be activated in the system.

Posted: 04/27/2021 - 4:54pm