Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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Phishing Email (on campus)

From: "" <>

Posted: 07/28/2020 - 4:03pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Peter Belenky <>
Date: July 24, 2020 at 11:40:12 AM EDT

Posted: 07/24/2020 - 2:46pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: via TransferXL <>
Date: Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM

Posted: 07/20/2020 - 11:49am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Do not respond to the following email from Jenzaa (or a similar one from NewQuotez), nor use the Unsubscribe links provided.

Posted: 07/20/2020 - 9:54am
Phishing Email (on campus)

The sender "Brown Events" has nothing to do with Brown and is actually, which has been known to masquerade as several other sc

Posted: 07/16/2020 - 9:27am
Phishing Email (on campus)

This phishing example uses a look-alike email address (notice the stray punctuation mark before the @ ?) coupled with a reasonable and tempting job offer in its attempt to harvest victims.

Posted: 07/02/2020 - 1:21pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Christina Hull Paxson <>
Date: Sat, Jun 27, 2020, 11:58 a.m.
Subject: Quick response

Posted: 06/27/2020 - 6:38pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <>
Date: Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 11:13 AM
Subject: 2020/2021 Faculty Evaluation

Posted: 06/24/2020 - 1:22pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

An example of the new Gmail anti-spoofing warning message has been reported, providing an excellent opportunity to remind Phish Bowl readers of the service activated on Thursday, June 18th.

Posted: 06/23/2020 - 11:38pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: williams roland <>
Sent: Thursday, June 4, 2020 12:28 PM

Posted: 06/04/2020 - 2:11pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Support on behalf of HR <>
Date: Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Subject: payroll

Posted: 06/01/2020 - 6:06pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

This phishing email is similar to the post "How are you? ...

Posted: 05/30/2020 - 8:15pm
Legitimate Email

The following is a legitimate notification of a Zoom update scheduled for May 30th and announced in Today@brown on May 20th.

Posted: 05/29/2020 - 3:14pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Gerik Grant <>
Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 at 12:46 PM
Subject: Job Notification.

Posted: 05/29/2020 - 3:10pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Sara Walsh <>
Date: Tue, 26th May 2020
Subject: Quick one

Posted: 05/26/2020 - 1:47pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <>
Date: Tue, May 26, 2020 at 1:02 AM
Subject: Your Order Confirmation

Posted: 05/26/2020 - 10:41am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <> or <>
Date: Mon, May 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Posted: 05/26/2020 - 8:58am
Legitimate Email

The following is an example of a Critical Review survey, sent to Brown students for each course that was eligible for review, and is the first year this process went digital.


Posted: 05/21/2020 - 9:57am
Legitimate Email

The following are a couple of examples of notifications sent through HireRight, who has partnered with Brown University to conduct background verifications.

Posted: 05/18/2020 - 4:45pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Christina Hull Paxson <>
Date: Mon, May 18, 2020 at 12:02 PM
Subject: Urgent!

Posted: 05/18/2020 - 12:30pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Ryan Welter <>
Date: Wed, May 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Subject: URGENT: Data Analyst Needed ASAP!

Posted: 05/14/2020 - 9:17am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Trevor Culhane <>
Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 5:43 PM

Posted: 05/12/2020 - 8:43am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Takao Watanabe <>
Date: Wed, May 6, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Posted: 05/06/2020 - 4:35pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Lisa Gartrell <>
Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Posted: 04/30/2020 - 2:49pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Hypothectically, if you received the following email exchange, at what point might you become suspicious that not everything is as it seems?

Posted: 04/29/2020 - 3:36pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Ever wonder what might happen if you responded to a phishing email, such as the one reported last week from CoreStaff Services?

Posted: 04/27/2020 - 11:01am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Josephine Carberry (via Google Drive) <>
Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:43 PM
Subject: Faculty Evaluation.pdf

Posted: 04/22/2020 - 9:11pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

A carefully constructed phishing email is now in circulation at Brown, looking like a legitimate notification from the IT Service Center but is actually just a clever ploy to get your username, password and "Brown Ema

Posted: 04/21/2020 - 3:47pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Larry Larson <>
Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2020 at 12:54 PM
Subject: Immediate Attention!

Posted: 04/20/2020 - 1:19pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Marion Wasser <>
Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Posted: 04/20/2020 - 10:16am