Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Thomas Serre <>
Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 9:03 PM
Subject: Urgent request

Posted: 11/09/2020 - 8:54am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: "IT Edu (via Google Drive)" <> or ITS Service Desk (via Google Drive) <itsservhelp1010@gmail

Posted: 11/06/2020 - 2:14pm
Updated: 11/25/2020 3:15pm
Legitimate Email

We have received questions about an email from UnitedHealthcare StudentResources, due to the suspicious shortened link provided (directing recipients to a page beginning with

Posted: 11/03/2020 - 12:18pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: jeff ross <>
Date: Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:19 AM
Subject: CMR


Posted: 11/03/2020 - 10:51am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Larry Larson <>
Date: Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Subject: Work [ also a version with "Request" as Subject ]

Posted: 11/02/2020 - 4:33pm
Legitimate Email

From: PWNHealth Clinical Support <>
Date: October 30, 2020 at 1:00:53 PM EDT

Posted: 10/30/2020 - 1:42pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Amanda Baile <>
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 7:36 AM
Subject: Task

Posted: 10/29/2020 - 12:27pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Beware the texting variation on the "Are you available?" phishing scam, with both currently being reported to the Phish Bowl.

Posted: 10/26/2020 - 12:56pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Chair Department <>
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2020 11:48 AM

Posted: 10/25/2020 - 6:00pm
Updated: 10/29/2020 - 12:18pm
Legitimate Email

Some members of the Brown community have reported the following notification from the bulk email list service, which generated the email as the result of the individuals having been added to the list

Posted: 10/23/2020 - 2:23pm
Phishing Email (in the wild)

If you are an Apple Device Enrollment Partner or receive communications from or about device enrollments, watch out for phishing attempts like the following that impersonates an Apple partner notification.

Posted: 10/21/2020 - 6:10pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

This bill notification, supposedly from Norton 360, provides a good opportunity to hone your detective skills by identifying "what's wrong with this picture?" If this email had arrived in your Inbox, what would tip yo

Posted: 10/20/2020 - 1:57pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

University Human Resources (UHR) warns the Brown community that emails supposedly from Verily, a third-party COVID-19 testing vendor, have been reported.

Posted: 10/19/2020 - 2:00pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Lalit K. Beura BVSc, PhD <>
Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 12:06 PM
Subject: Urgent,

Posted: 10/19/2020 - 12:34pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: 16 October 19:38:16 <>
Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 1:38 PM
Subject: Test Subject

Posted: 10/16/2020 - 2:38pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Murphy, Ann <>
Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 3:37 PM
Subject: Acknowledgement letter

Posted: 10/07/2020 - 6:05pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Professor. David Weil <>
Date: Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 9:23 PM
Subject: ******Help Research Across Disciplines******

Posted: 10/07/2020 - 5:48pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Date: October 6, 2020 at 1:16:13 PM EDT

Posted: 10/06/2020 - 1:40pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Jeanne Hebert <>
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 8:57 AM
Subject: Task

Posted: 10/06/2020 - 9:30am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: IT_Support <>
Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 8:11 AM
Subject: Help Desk - Advisory - Microsoft 365 Services Migration

Posted: 10/05/2020 - 10:04am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Michael Burdick <>
Date: October 1, 2020 at 7:55:22 PM EDT

Posted: 10/04/2020 - 9:11pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

If you receive a suspicious email (and possibly a text message as well), like the following example from masquerading as Amazon, we recommend that you use their reporting function to alert them (see

Posted: 10/01/2020 - 1:55pm
Updated: 11/09/2020 3:15pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Patty Hillow <>
Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 2:23 PM
Subject: Your Application Approval

Posted: 09/30/2020 - 2:46pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Professor. David Weil <>
Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2020 at 09:47
Subject: ******Across Disciplines******

Posted: 09/28/2020 - 3:53pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Mail-Server <>
Date: Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM
Subject: Email Update

Posted: 09/21/2020 - 1:49pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Professor. David Weil <>
Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 2:07 PM
Subject: ******Research Reaching across Disciplines******

Posted: 09/18/2020 - 5:30pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Christina Hull Paxson <>
Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 9:22 AM
Subject: Quick Response

Posted: 09/15/2020 - 12:50pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Kimberly Eck, MPH, PhD <>
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Posted: 09/14/2020 - 12:37pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Chair Department <>
Date: September 2, 2020 at 8:02:00 AM EDT

Posted: 09/02/2020 - 9:20am
Legitimate Email

The following email is an example of a legitimate Zoom notification that a guest in waiting in your personal meeting room, though because you may not recognize the name, nor have a meeting scheduled until the next day

Posted: 09/01/2020 - 4:56pm