Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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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
Phishing Email (in the wild)

Harrick Plasma is currently experiencing a massive influx of virus-carrying emails that may also extend to their contacts at Brown University.

Posted: 09/01/2020 - 10:50am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Walker, Michelle <>
Date: Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 2:22 PM

Posted: 08/27/2020 - 3:46pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Alecia Renn <>
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2020, 1:25 PM
Subject: RE: Bank of America ($1,000 credit)

Posted: 08/25/2020 - 1:56pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <>
Date: Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 7:39 AM
Subject: Notice : 8/25/2020 11:39:48 a.m.

Posted: 08/25/2020 - 9:43am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Alexander Fleischmann <>
Date: Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Subject: Urgent,

Posted: 08/20/2020 - 4:09pm
Legitimate Email

From: UHR-Talent Development <>
Date: Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 8:44 AM

Posted: 08/19/2020 - 10:44am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <>
Date: Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 12:51 PM
Subject: New statement 8/17/2020 17:51

Posted: 08/17/2020 - 4:58pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Sheila Quigley <>
Date: August 12, 2020 at 11:04:46 AM EDT

Posted: 08/12/2020 - 11:58am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Beware of tutor and personal assistant requests like these, which can be the start of a social engineering scam leading to lost dollars rather than satisying employment.

Posted: 08/10/2020 - 12:40pm
Updated: 8/24/2020 3:34pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Community members continue to receive "Brown Events" emails from the non-Brown address "", directing recipients to an s

Posted: 08/03/2020 - 10:20am