Phish Bowl

The following spoofed email -- targeting some at Brown with a request "to complete a task for me urgently" -- tries to trick the receiver into thinking it is from President Paxson.

Posted: 1/23 11:33am

The FBI has issued the following alert about college students being targeted in an employment scam that includes advertising phony job opportunities on college employment websites or sending emails to school accounts

Posted: 1/20 9:30am

We've received several reports of a suspicious email sent from (an example follows below) that Benefit Strategies told us is legitim

Posted: 1/12 12:01pm

From: "  <taxassistance>" <aboler20>
Date: January 7, 2017 at 5:22:29 AM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Posted: 1/7 3:17pm

From: Message from <do_no_reply> <xhesika_begaj>
Date: Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 6:00 AM
Subject: 2017 Tax Filing Season

Posted: 1/6 7:47am

From: Diana Richardson <> <>

Posted: 1/4 11:47am

From: Brown Servicedesk <leah_olson>
Date: Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 11:44 AM
Subject: Important Notice

Posted: 12/19 12:51pm

From: University Health Plans <sgrabowski>
Date: Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 1:23 PM
Subject: Brown University Insurance Waiver Audit
To:  [ Brown address ]

Posted: 12/16 1:59pm

Beware this classic scam (and example of "social engineering"): a sender contacts you with a request for assistance, usually money, when stranded in a foreign country due to a robbery. 

Posted: 12/14 10:58am

From: USA Computer Store <order>
Date: Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 10:22 AM
Subject: invoice #00168
To: [ Brown address ]

Please pay this already:

Posted: 12/14 10:34am

From: Nykia Leach <leach_nykia>
To: <ithelp>
Subject: Invitation to Access [DOCX.11] 12.14.2016
Date: Wed, 14th Dec 2016 9:12am

Posted: 12/14 9:37am

From: Help-Desk <>
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 2:34 PM
Subject: ITS Service Desk

Posted: 12/13 3:33pm

From: Help-Desk <wakasoninvestment221>
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2016 at 2:34 PM
Subject: ITS Service Desk

Posted: 12/13 3:33pm

Phishing can arrive by phone as well as email. A current phone scam to be aware of is one supposedly from an agency claiming to be the IRS and calling about a law suit against the intended victim.

Posted: 12/7 11:33am

From: emma emma <worldwarpeople>
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 11:29 AM

Posted: 12/2 11:43am

From: Robert Samuels <rsamuels>
Date: Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: Document

Please see attached document for your review.

Posted: 11/30 2:15pm

From: Renata Luongo <rluongo>
Date: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 9:44 AM
Subject: ACTION REQUIRED : Invitation to view shared document 11/29/30 #16728762

Good Morning,

Posted: 11/29 10:40am

Subject:  Notice From Web
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:58:58
From:  Lynne Teplin <LYNNET>
Reply-To:  alfordjohn0333

Posted: 11/28 6:54pm

From: <theodore_bogosian>
Date: Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 1:33 PM

Posted: 11/28 1:35pm

From: "" <nathan_buchwald>
Subject: 2016/2017 TAX RETURNS
Date: November 28, 2016 at 11:24:39 AM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Reply-To: no_reply

Posted: 11/28 11:27am
Updated: 11/28 12:10pm

From: Dr. Stephon Alexander <stephon_alexander>
Date: Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 1:18 PM
Subject: RE: Urgent Request
To: [ Brown email address ]

Hello [ Names ],

Posted: 11/28 11:15am

From: [ from aa993, scarlett_bergam, and rebecca_berube ]
Date: Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 18:24

Posted: 11/27 8:13pm

From: Ferreira, Paula Date: Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 12:41 PM Subject: ESSENTIAL DOCX - KINDLY GO THROUGH : 11/23/16 brown[pdf] #1704421 To: Hello, please go through file report which i just shared with you, it's need you

Posted: 11/23 2:42pm

From: Alexis Atwell <alexis_atwell>
Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Posted: 11/18 7:14pm

Beware of printer scams that typically begin with someone identifying themselves as being an individual on campus requesting printer model numbers or offering toner for printers or copiers.

Posted: 11/17 11:24am

We've had a report of a phishing scheme that arrives via both email and the telephone, requesting that you complete a timesheet for the company Aerotek.

Posted: 11/15 3:37pm

From: Amazon, Inc. Shipping <support1427>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: Amazon Inc. Order Details for Xxxx Xxxxx, [Department/Program] - Brown University

Posted: 11/8 11:57am

From: Mail Administrators. <rkward>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 9:35 AM
Subject: Email Validation!


Posted: 11/8 11:17am

From: Bates, Kaye M <bates_k>
Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016 at 2:09 PM
Subject: payment slip

Posted: 11/7 8:51am

From: Employment <dkyllo> [ sent from different Comcast addresses ]
Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 12:04 PM
Subject: Part-time Assistant Needed !
To: [ various Brown addresses ]

Posted: 10/31 3:59pm