Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Gary Wilson <>
Date: Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 10:42 AM
Subject: Confirmed Order

Posted: 04/07/2021 - 3:30pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Sandra Fields <> [ or Scott Rousell <> ]

Posted: 04/03/2021 - 12:17pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

An impostor email from "Team Healthy" is masquerading as message from, warning that the recipient has tested positive and needs to immediately shelter in place.

Posted: 04/01/2021 - 5:28pm
Phishing Email (in the wild)

The Internal Revenue Service has warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and staff who have ".edu" email addresses.

Posted: 03/31/2021 - 1:52pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Sarah Burry <>
Date: Thu, Mar 25, 2021 at 1:45 PM
Subject: RE: Your Amazon Interview

Posted: 03/25/2021 - 4:17pm
Legitimate Email

If you receive a security alert from Microsoft and are concerned about its source, you'll know it's legitimate if it's from the Microsoft account team and sent from the address 

Posted: 03/24/2021 - 1:46pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Dana Eden <>
Date: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 1:38 PM

Posted: 03/23/2021 - 4:15pm
Legitimate Email

Some members of the Brown community reported receiving the following notice from the Waltham-based marketing company, Aberdeen, referencing the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).

Posted: 03/23/2021 - 10:28am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Terri Jackson <>
Date: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 at 11:04 AM
Subject: Notice: Federal Grant Approval

Posted: 03/23/2021 - 10:00am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Job Opportunity <> or Campus Jobs <>

Posted: 03/19/2021 - 8:23am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Prof. Chung Cha <>
Date: Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 8:20 PM

Posted: 03/17/2021 - 8:40am
Legitimate Email

From: <>
Date: Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 1:23 PM
Subject: Lab results available from your provider - Register now

Posted: 03/12/2021 - 4:01pm
Legitimate Email

The Office of Institutional Research sent out four surveys -- to doctoral, master's, MFA, and executive education students -- Thursday afternoon, using Qualtrics. The following is one example.

Posted: 03/11/2021 - 6:56pm
Legitimate Email

As part of the transition from Dropbox to Google Drive for Desktop, CIS is deleting Dropbox accounts no longer nee

Posted: 03/03/2021 - 10:14am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Dropbox Transfer <>
Date: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 12:25 PM
Subject: Admin Deparment sent you some files

Posted: 03/02/2021 - 3:16pm
Legitimate Email

LastPass sent out the following legitimate email to faculty this morning. You can read more about LastPass in the CIS Knowledgebase article Intro

Posted: 03/01/2021 - 1:24pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Look out for phone messages that scare you into canceling a high price tag order, whether to Amazon or another merchant.

Posted: 02/23/2021 - 9:59am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Be on the look out for phone scammers who pretend to be government employees, threatening to suspend your Social Security Number, or demanding immediate payment to avoid arrest or other legal action.

Posted: 02/15/2021 - 5:13pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Walter Bloom <> or ResourceFinder <>

Posted: 02/10/2021 - 11:48am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 4:50 AM
Subject: Hiring Research Assistants

Posted: 02/10/2021 - 9:50am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 at 4:50 AM
Subject: Hiring Research Assistants

Posted: 02/08/2021 - 9:05am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Dr Steven <>
Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 10:32 AM
Subject: Part - Time Position!

Posted: 01/31/2021 - 11:16am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: "Elizabeth S. Chen" <>
Subject: I need a very quick response
Date: January 23, 2021 at 14:58:17 EST

Posted: 01/25/2021 - 3:01pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: There's new activity in Teams <>
Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 5:57 AM

Posted: 01/25/2021 - 1:36pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: ResourceFinder <>
Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 8:03 PM
Subject: Your Benefits Have Changed

Posted: 01/22/2021 - 9:46am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: PC Solutions <>
Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 11:34 AM
Subject: Delivery Confirmed

Posted: 01/21/2021 - 1:43pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: New Faxmessage <>
Date: Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 5:12 PM
Subject: Fax Mail

Posted: 01/14/2021 - 6:00pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Brown <>
Date: Wed, Jan 13, 2021 at 9:55 AM
Subject: Brown Mailbox Quota warning

Posted: 01/13/2021 - 12:53pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Mary Catherine Weller <>
Date: Tue, Jan 12, 2021 at 7:47 PM
Subject: FAVOR????????

Posted: 01/13/2021 - 9:13am
Legitimate Email

LastPass sent out the following legitimate email to staff this morning. You can read more about LastPass in the CIS Knowledgebase article Introdu

Posted: 01/11/2021 - 8:46am