Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.
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From: nada_abdallah OR jennifer_ku
Date: Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 4:06 PM
Subject: Nada [ or Jennifer ] sent you "512563322.pdf"

Posted: 4/26 4:41pm

From: Brown University. <alexandra_odonnell>
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Subject: Account Activity Report .

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Posted: 4/26 4:10pm

From: halley_mcarn OR anna_l_johnson>
Date: Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 11:07 AM

Posted: 4/25 11:46am
Updated: 4/25 12:15pm
Open Issue

From: Moscicki, Olivia <olivia_moscicki>
Date: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 12:35 PM
Subject: Brochure

Posted: 4/19 12:46pm

From: Cordero, Jose
Sent: Monday, April 18, 2016 11:17 AM
Subject: Service Notification #4566

Posted: 4/18 12:05pm

From: Clemot, Annabelle <annabelle_clemot>
Date: Sat, Apr 16, 2016 at 11:26 AM
Subject: Fw: Important doc, please view

Posted: 4/18 10:11am
Legitimate Email

In response to questions about the following email distributed today, it was confirmed that Student Life had sent it. If you receive one and have any questions, call the number provided at the end of the email.

Posted: 4/15 2:55pm

From: " info@do_not_reply" <ae263>
Subject: IMPORTANT: Our Records Shows You Are Yet To...
Date: April 15, 2016 at 12:08:03 PM EDT
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Posted: 4/15 12:12pm

From: Brown Morning Mail <charles_carpenter> OR <brenda_mantrana>
Date: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 1:54 PM

Posted: 4/14 2:04pm

From: Sedivy, Nico <nico_sedivy>
Date: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM
Subject: Re:Outstanding doc, please view

Posted: 4/14 11:15am

Beware offers too good to be true, such as the following example from

Posted: 4/7 9:06am

From: julia_r_chang; lily_hartmann; evan_reese; suzanne_stewart-steinberg
Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 10:11 PM
Subject:  [ various Brown email addresses ] sent a File Via Drop Box

Posted: 4/7 8:49am
Updated: 4/7 11:38am

From: Brown University. <jamie_rosen>
Date: Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:39 PM
Subject: Account Activity Report .

[Brown University Mail by Google]

Posted: 4/4 2:48pm

From: "Brown University Registr" <khorbach>
Date: Apr 4, 2016 1:38 PM
Subject: Check your account recovery options .

Posted: 4/4 1:55pm

From: nathan_malimban OR min_jae_kim
Date: Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 3:46 PM
Subject: Important Document (Top Urgent)

Dear Friend,

Posted: 3/30 9:46pm
Legitimate Email

One of the features of Brown's new phone system is notification of voicemail messages by sending you a .wav file of the message.

Posted: 3/29 4:01pm

From: OIP Progams <ayenna_cagaanan> OR Amalean, Nitya <nitya_amalean>
Date: Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 1:02 AM
Subject: Urgent Documents..

Posted: 3/23 7:55am

From: pamela_norberg OR jaskiranjeet_sodhi OR edith_mathiowitz OR lauren_bruguera OR susan_gerbi

Posted: 3/16 12:53pm
Updated: 3/23 7:54am

From: Andre, Khalif <khalif_andre>
Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 12:13 PM
Subject: Thank You

Kindly find attached for your perusal.


Posted: 3/15 12:24pm

From: Brown University <isabel_balazs>
Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 2:12 PM
Subject: Account Activity Report .

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Posted: 3/14 2:27pm

​From: Daniela Morschbacher <dxmgsl>
Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 3:59 PM
Subject: ITS Help Desk Team​

Posted: 3/11 4:04pm

From: Galindo, Abraham <abraham_galindo>
Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 8:57 AM
Subject: Note

Posted: 3/10 6:26pm

Though loaded with tell-tale signs and unlikely to fool, this email was added because of a new tactic: that due to a phishing scam, you'll need to "re-validate your mailbox into full operational system."

Posted: 3/9 11:02am

Two personalized emails from with too-good-to-be true offerings.

Posted: 3/8 9:57am
Updated: 3/10 11:05am

From: Estelle Rollins <RollinsEstelle604>
Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 5:52 AM
Subject: Compensation - Reference Number #355850

Posted: 3/8 9:31am

From: Admin Server <ahusband>
Date: Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:47 AM
Subject: Email Validation

Posted: 3/8 8:29am

Stay alert for phony wire transfer requests which surface at Brown periodically.  Known as a "Business Email Compromise", the "scammers impersonate a supplier, a high-level executive with the firm, or a firm’s employe

Posted: 3/7 3:23pm

From: Cox, Victor <victor_cox>
Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 10:53 AM
Subject: Reminder


Posted: 3/7 11:13am

From: Pliakas, John < john_pliakas>
Date: Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 10:35 AM
Subject: Review Attached

Review the sent document via GoogleDrive . Size of (248 KB Total)

Posted: 3/7 11:06am

An example of a classic "Nigerian Scam" was recently reported. Aside from its entertainment value, this message contains several tell-tale signs of a phishing email. How many can you spot?

Posted: 3/3 9:56am