Phish Bowl

A collection of scam emails and other suspicious communications.

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Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Mychal Grenawalt <mychalgrenawalt>
Date: Tue, Jan 9, 2018 at 9:10 AM
Subject: Document

Posted: 01/09/2018 - 9:39am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: PayPal Support <paypal>
Date: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 7:28 AM
Subject: Due to suspicious activity, your account has been temporarily locked.

Posted: 12/07/2017 - 10:19am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: OPR Science <agnes.oeschger>
Subject: Invoice #46117035/DEF#GXYOM/2017 (04 Dec 17)
Date: December 4, 2017 at 7:15:10 AM EST
To: Josiah_Carberry

Posted: 12/04/2017 - 1:11pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Jay Calhoun <checkinganna>
Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 at 11:09 AM
Subject: Hello Josiah.
To: Josiah_Carberry

Posted: 11/29/2017 - 11:40am
Legitimate Email

Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 4:02 PM
Subject: Brown University Student Account Activity Notice

Posted: 11/20/2017 - 8:21am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: ITS service  <hotmstr>
Date: Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Brown Information Technology
To: [ Brown email addresses ]

Posted: 11/19/2017 - 1:17pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Shantala Contara <orydeya>
Date: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:21 AM
Subject: Invoice due, number 8611729/QK#HWZR/2017 (16 Nov 17)
To: [ Brown email address ]

Dear ,

Posted: 11/16/2017 - 8:40am
Legitimate Email

We have received questions about this email from UnitedHealthCare Student Resources, which is a legitimate notification from them.

Posted: 11/13/2017 - 2:50pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Beware of requests to immediately wire funds that arrive through suspicious emails that are full of grammatical errors and typos, have a mismatch on the sender's name and email address, and stress urgency.

Posted: 11/13/2017 - 12:50pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

A phishing email reported today with the classic tell-tale signs: missing recipient address, threat if no action taken quickly, grammar errors, from "IT Service Desk S

Posted: 11/10/2017 - 12:57pm
Phishing Email (in the wild)

Netflix subscribers are being targeted with a well-executed phishing email telling them their account has been suspended and trying to get their login information and credit card data.

Posted: 11/07/2017 - 1:40pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: stunned hacker <hackerstunned>
Date: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 9:09 PM
Subject: hello
To: [ Brown email addresses ]

Posted: 10/18/2017 - 3:43pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Gmaili+ Update Security [mailto:67293] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:30 PM
Subject: Avoid being locked out of your mail

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Posted: 10/18/2017 - 1:23pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <GoogleAccount>
Date: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 at 6:43 AM
Subject: Upgrade Your Mail Box [Brown email address] To Continue Using Your Email

Posted: 10/12/2017 - 8:41am
Legitimate Email

Occasional military recruiters will send email solicitations to Brown students, such as the following example. These are legitimate and allowed by law.

Posted: 09/29/2017 - 12:54pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Admin Support <savannah.brosius>
Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 3:02 PM
Subject: Please Verify
To: [ Brown address ]

Posted: 09/27/2017 - 12:10pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: LASHANDA D. SANTIAGO <Lashanda.Santiago>
Date: Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 9:48 AM
Subject: RE: Hr management Announcements (Microsoft Warning Alert)

Posted: 09/21/2017 - 1:48pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

Stay alert for phony wire transfer requests which surface at Brown periodically, usually targeting individuals who work in financial or senior level offices.

Posted: 09/20/2017 - 9:05pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Outlook Web App <threefasthounds>
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 8:41 AM
Subject: IT Help Desk !

Important information from Outlook Web App Security Service.

Posted: 09/20/2017 - 9:04am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: AppIe <>
Subject: We noticed unusual activity from your account
Date: September 17, 2017 at 1:58:38 AM EDT

Posted: 09/18/2017 - 9:23am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: dave.rainville <donotreply>
Date: Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 5:48 AM
Subject: Asset Meter Reads
To: [ Brown email address ]

Posted: 09/14/2017 - 8:45am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: AppIe <vipinted>
Subject: Your AppIe ID Information has been disabled
Date: September 10, 2017 at 5:00:28 PM EDT
To: [Brown email address]

Dear Customer, 

Posted: 09/11/2017 - 8:51am
Phishing Email (on campus)

G_Apps Administrator <67161> OR
GAdmin Security <56861> OR

Posted: 09/06/2017 - 1:48pm
Phishing Email (in the wild)

US-CERT* warns everyone to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey.

Posted: 08/28/2017 - 4:50pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: <>
Date: Aug 25, 2017 1:34 PM
Subject: Review Project #Lot 42422

Posted: 08/28/2017 - 9:06am
Phishing Email (on campus)

Beware of unsolicited job offers with vague promises as they could be a job scam trying to get your personal information as well as your money.

Posted: 08/17/2017 - 10:39am
Legitimate Email

There have been several reports of emails from "aSuggestion", a service that allows the anonymous sharing of ideas with designated organizations (a kind of anonymous sugg

Posted: 07/25/2017 - 12:25am
Phishing Email (on campus)

From: Lauren Miller <eren.arslan>
Subject: Please pay your invoice with id number: 1378343
Date: July 24, 2017 at 2:43:16 PM EDT
To:  < Brown address >

Good Day ,

Posted: 07/24/2017 - 11:33pm
Phishing Email (on campus)

An offer for free materials to add to your web page may seem like a good deal and an opportunity to do help someone out, but it might not add any value and instead direct your visitors to a location they may find conf

Posted: 07/19/2017 - 10:34am
Phishing Email (on campus)

The "Tutor Scam", now in circulation at Brown, is an example of targeted social engineering that tries to establish a relationship and gain your trust, often leading to check scams.

Posted: 06/30/2017 - 10:39am