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Phishing Email Messages

What is a phishing message?

A phishing email attempts to steal your confidential information by directing you to a false website where you are asked to update personal information, such as a password. Please be aware that there are several of these phishing emails circulating within the Duquesne community that contain links to false sites that will ask you to enter your MultiPass Credentials. Beware: replying to these messages will ALWAYS result in your password being stolen.

What to do if you have responded to a phishing message:

  1. Check "Recently Received Phishing Messages" (listed below).

  2. If you see the message you received listed below, please delete it. 

  3. If you do NOT see the message you received listed below, please forward it to help@duq.edu  and phish@office365.microsoft.com and then and delete it.

  4. If you have replied to a phishing message or have accidentally logged into a phishing site with your MultiPass credentials, please run an anti-malware scan on your computer and reset your MultiPass password and secret questions immediately.

  5. Check your forwards and inbox rules for suspicious settings.

Tips for identifying phishing messages:

Tips to avoid phishing messages


Recently reported phishing messages


Subject: Update Your Account

From:

Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:27 PM

To:

Subject: Update Your Account

This e-mail is to notify you the staffs and students of Duquesne State Universtity that we will be upgrading our server and as part of our security measures We need you to update your account with us in order to keep your account active after the upgrade.

Click Link For Account Update

Please acknowledge this email upon receipt to avoid any technical difficulties

Thank you,

Duquesne State Universtity

Subject:Enter Subject Here

From: DUQ [mailto:buchanan@uga.edu]

Sent: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:51 AM

To: Recipients <buchanan@uga.edu>

Subject: Reconfirm your email account

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Click here to reconfirm your email account <https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftheblackdavinci.com%2Fwordpress%2Findex.htm&data=02%7C01%7Cdugast%40duq.edu%7Ccd08f5e5a01f48d2cb8508d50a66eeca%7C12c44311cf844e4195c38df690b1eb61%7C0%7C0%7C636426359576213892&sdata=%2F1D9v49AMA73kv7gAFwkApIXfJo7CAwfs7fZmELPnLk%3D&reserved=0>

Thank You

© 2017 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Subject: Reconfirm your email account

From:

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Subject: Please Verify Your Email

Dear User,

Your Account Mailbox has exceeded it storage limit of 20 GB. To avoid blockage or deactivation of your email account, kindly CLICK HERE and follow the instructions for the update of your account.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY IT HelpDesk,

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Support Help Desk,

© 2017 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SERVICES.

Subject: Termination Notice

From:

Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 5:42 PM

To:

Subject: Termination Notice

Dear Colleague,

Our record indicates that you recently made a request to terminate your Office365 email. And this process has begun by our administrator.

If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of it, you are advised to cancel the request now

Please give us 24 hours to terminate your account OR.

Sign in here to cancel termination

Failure to cancel termination will result to closure of your account

Thanks,

IT Help Desk

Office of Information Technology

Duquesne University

Subject: Your Email Needs Your Attention!!

From:

Sent: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 9:51 PM

To:

Subject: Your Email Needs Your Attention!!

https://secure.aadcdn.microsoftonline-p.com/dbd5a2dd-uymyxxfhpwrbckvwvlxle8radh6vkzaj7cwkqpqixg/appbranding/npdp3ivuhlrwvd1ynsq0x-mjc7zhvnj0i7k676ppafa/0/bannerlogo?ts=635538653042733860

Dear User,

Here is an automated message from our online security due to some errors on your profile.

We recently had an upgrade so its advisable for you to re-verify your information so as to protect your account.

Click Here for verification process

Office Security Team

2017

Subject:Alert Respose

From: Alexis Wesner

Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:57 PM

To:

Subject: Alert Respose

This is to notify all Students, Staffs and Alumni of Duquesne University that we are validating active accounts.

Kindly confirm that your account is still in use by clicking the validation link below:

Validate Email Account

Sincerely

IT Help Desk

Office of Information Technology, Duquesne University.

Subject:Important Doc

From: Liz Louden <lizdenforensicconsulting@gmail.com>

Date: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Subject: Fwd: Important Doc ‚Äč

Good Day,

Kindly find the attached Document i sent via Docusign, Please sign in to enable you download the encrypted document. If you don't have an account with Docusign Just sign in with your receiving email.

Regards

Liz Louden RN, BN, MSN, SANE-A

President 2017

International Association of Forensic Nurses

Adjunct Professor

Aspen University

Subject: IMPORTANT MASSAGE

The Duquesne University Email Login

Due to a recent security issue, your email account is temporary deactivated. You are required to reactivate your GDuquesne University email account in less than 24 hours. follow below link and reconfirm your Duquesne University email account details.

https://sso.duq.edu

Thank You

c 2017 The Duquesne University

Subject: OFFICIAL LETTER FROM THE FBI

From: FBI OFFICE <ordforande@mcvblaklinten.se>

Date: April 17, 2017 at 8:12:18 PM EDT

To: Undisclosed recipients:;

Subject: OFFICIAL LETTER FROM THE FBI

Reply-To: <investifbidesk@gmail.com>

ANTI-TERRORIST AND MONETARY CRIMES DIVISION

FBI HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

This is to officially inform you that it has come to our notice and we have thoroughly completed an investigation with the help of our Intelligence Monitoring Network System that your E-mail address was among the email that Won UK National lottery Award which you did not claim, we want to let you know that one of the bank worker where your fund was deposited arrange with his friend to come as the owner of the E-mail that won the prize which they claim your fund, but now your fund has been recovered from them and the people that claim your fund has been arrested.

If you receive any E-mail that you did not understand that is from unknown person to you please do forward it to us to verify and bring the person to justice.

It has come to the attention of our Money trafficking investigation department, that you have some funds valued 950,000.00 Great British Pounds on your name, the said payment is awaiting adjudication and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you, this funds are from UK NATIONAL LOTTERY.

Re-confirm, Names, Address, Phone Number, Age / sex, Occupation and Country, to avoid double claim of your fund.

YOUR IMMEDIATE RESPONSE IS NEEDED

JAMES COMEY

FBI DIRECTOR

Subject: Your New Webmail Update

Dear User,

Your Duquesne Webmail update is here again

Please Click HERE to update your DUQUESNE Webmail service.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

Subject:Important blackboard notification

Dear Student/Employees,

You have 1 new message waiting for you in the secure area of the Duquesne University student blackboard support portal.

Click "View" to read online message.

1. Log on to view your secure important message.

© 2017 Duquesne University

Subject: This is your email administrator

From:

Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 9:14 AM

To:

Subject: This is your email administrator

ATTENTION! ========================= Dear User,

This is your webmail administrator. Please, be informed that the email server has just been upgraded and your email needs to be reset immediately.

This process is to keep the Duquesne University system server updated and protected as always.

CLICK BELOW TO RESET YOUR EMAIL NOW:

Sign In

Regards, Duquesne University.

Subject: New homepage notification to avoid termination

From: Linda Lalic

Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 5:36 PM

To: Linda Lalic <lalicl@duq.edu>

Subject: New homepage notification to avoid termination

We have updated our Email Login Homepage. Please verify your account immediately to avoid limited access to your account. Verify Now

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Subject:Important Notification

From: DU News 

Date: February 16, 2017 at 12:09:50 PM EST

To: Recipients <omaras@duq.edu>

Subject: Important Notification

We have updated our Email Login Homepage. Please verify your account immediately to avoid limited access to your account. Verify Now

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Subject:DUQ Security Update.

From: Tianqing Yu

Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:23 AM

To: Tianqing Yu <yut@duq.edu>

Subject: DUQ Security Update.

Tuesday, 14 Febuary 2017

Click Here To Update Your Email Account

DUQ University SECURITY Department

Subject: This is your email administrator

ATTENTION! =========================

Dear User,

This is your webmail administrator. Please,be informed that the email server has just been upgraded and your email needs to be reset immediately. This process is to keep the Duquesne University system server updated and protected as always.

CLICK BELOW TO RESET YOUR EMAIL NOW:

Sign In

Regards,

Duquesne University.

Subject: Important Payroll message

Dear Student / Employee

1 New notification regarding your 2017 Payroll Please use the reference with your registered details to view the notification.

www.duq.edu/hr/payroll/2017/forms.pdf

Best Regards,

2017 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Subject: You have a new message waiting for you from DU Alert

Dear Student/Employees,

You have an Electronic new message waiting for you in the secure area of the Duquesne University student support portal.

Click "Signon" to view online message.

1. Log on to view your secure important message.

© 2017 Duquesne University

Subject: THE DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Due to a recent 2017 New year security issue your email account is temporary deactivated. You are required to reactivate your DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY email account in less than 24 hours.follow below link and reconfirm your DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY email account details.

http://retirementloft.com/wp-admin/https.sso.duq.edu.adfs.ls.wa.wsignin1.0.wtrealm.urn.federation.MicrosoftOnline/index.htm

Thank You

© 2017 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY © All Rights Reserved..

Subject: your email account is temporary deactivated.

The DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Due to a recent security issue your email account is temporarily deactivated. You are required to reactivate your DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY email account in less than 24 hours.follow below link and reconfirm your DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY email account details.

http://sevenoaktrees.com/https.sso.duq.edu.adfs.ls.wa.wsignin1.0.wtrealm.urn.federation.MicrosoftOnline/index.htm

Thank You

© 2016 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Subject: We Have Temporarily Disabled Your Email Account

From: 

Sent:Monday, December 5, 2016 10:49 AM

To: 

Subject: We Have Temporarily Disabled Your Email Account

THE DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Due to a recent security issue your email account is temporarily deactivated. You are required to reactivate your DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY email account in less than 24 hours.follow below link and reconfirm your DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY email account details.

http://camisasfinas.com/https.sso.duq.edu.adfs.ls.wa=wsignin1.0&wtrealm=urn:federation:MicrosoftOnline.47f3.4a6b.bd1d.794799288ca7.username.wa.wsignin1.0.wtrealm.urn.3afederation.3aMicrosoftOnline/index.htm

Thank You (c) 2016 DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY

Subject: Your Urgent Respond Is Needed

From:

Sent: Monday, November 14, 2016 9:35 AM

To:

Subject: Your Urgent Respond Is Needed

Thank your for being part of THE Duquesne University webmail Services. We're excited to contact your email!

We are currently updating our Duquesne University Email services, due to this upgrade we sincerely call your attention to follow below link and reconfirm your Duquesne University Email account details.

CLICK HERE

Thank You

The Duquesne University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Employment Opportunities.

Subject: IT Service Desk

From: Janet Simpson <jsimpson3@kumc.edu>

Sent: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:17 AM

Subject: IT Service Desk

Your email has been flagged as spam

Click Here to verify your email to avoid suspension

Sincerely

IT Service Desk

© 2016 Team Mail

Subject:Webmail Update Required!

From: Email Support [mailto:ahkhan1310@gmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 5:35 AM

Subject: Webmail Update Required!

Dear Duquesne University Email User,

Due to a security breach on Duquesne University Webmail Server. All Duquesne University Webmail users are hereby advise to update their account by, CLICKING HERE: Failure to do so within 24hours, will result to mailbox deactivation.

Duquesne University Technical support.

Subject: DUQ Support notice or DU All Student/Employee Notices

From:

Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:44 AM

To:

Subject: DU All Student / Employee Notices

Dear Student/Employees, You have a new message waiting for you in the secure area of the Duquesne University student support portal. Click "Signon" to view online message.

1. Log on to view your secure important message.

© 2016 Duquesne University

Subject:Your Urgent Attention is Needed

Click on show images to read secure messages

Subject: Important message from Duquesne Faculty/Staff

From: Dr. Robert Sroufe

Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 1:54 PM

Subject: Important message from Duquesne Faculty/Staff

You have new important message from Faculty/Staff. Click here to read. Thank You

Duquesne University

Subject: Your Webmail account has been flagged

From:

Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 5:36 PM

To:

Subject: Your Webmail account has been flagged

Dear User, Your Webmail account has been flagged due to system maintenance error. Click "Upgrade Now" to restore online access 1. Log on to Upgrade Now your Online access .

© 2016 Duquesne University

Subject: You have a new secure message

From:

Sent: Monday, August 29, 2016 12:37 PM

To:

Subject: You have a new secure message

Dear User,

An important course form has been posted to you through the Blackboard

Learning System.

Click "Webmail Portal" immediately to view the form.

1. Log on to Portal to view the form .

© 2016 Duquesne University

Subject: Avoid Your Email Suspension

From:

Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:31 AM

To:

Subject: Avoid Your Email Suspension

Duquesne University

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION

Verify your Duquesne University Email account to avoid email suspension.

Click Here

Thank You

Copyright c 2016 Duquesne University Email

Subject: DUQ NOTIFICATION

From:

Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:05 PM

To:

Subject: DUQ NOTIFICATION

DEAR DUQ USER,

An Attempt has been made to login into your DUQ e-mail account from unauthorized computer with IP address 210.187.209.92 Malaysia which we stopped. DUQ and it's service providers are committed to protect your privacy.

click on the Administrator link below and LOGIN to validate and verify your e-mail account or your account will be temporary block for sending more messages and receiving emails address to you.

CLICK HERE

If this was you safely ignore this email.

Thank you" Copyright ©2016 DUQ, Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject: This is your email administrator

From:

Sent: Monday, August 8, 2016 11:04 AM

To:

Subject: This is your email administrator

ATTENTION! =========================

Dear User,

This is your webmail administrator. Please,be informed that the email server has just been upgraded and your email needs to be reset immediately. This process is to keep the Duquesne University system server updated and protected as always.

CLICK BELOW TO RESET YOUR EMAIL NOW:

Sign In

Regards,

Duquesne University.

Subject: Do not reply

From: Michelle Blose [mailto:mb2524@nova.edu]

Sent: Wednesday, August 03, 2016 12:49 PM<

Subject: Do not reply

You have a pending incoming document shared with you via Adobe

To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.0 or greater is installed.

Regards

Please do not respond to this message as it is automatically generated and is for information purposes only.






Michelle Blose, M.S.

Psychology Trainee
College of Psychology

Nova Southeastern University
mb2524@nova.edu

Confidentiality Notice: This email, including attachments, is intended only for the sole use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged information that is protected from public disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that any review, use, disclosure, distribution, or copying of this information is strictly prohibited and may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. If you have received this message in error, please contact the sender by reply email immediately and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank you.

Subject: Tutor

From: Cody Coster <codycostarr@gmail.com

Date: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Subject: Tutor

To:

Hello,

How are you doing today? My name is Cody Coster. I came across your e-mail
at the Duquesne University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
under Faculty's portal. I seek for a private tutor for my Daughter. I would
like to know if you would be available for the job and I would provide you
with more details my daughter.

I would also like the lessons to be at your location. Kindly let me know
your policy with regard to the fees, cancellations, location and make-up
lessons. Also, get back to me with your area of specialization and any
necessary information you think that might help.

Once you confirm your availability, I would provide you with more helping
details. The lessons can start by 5th of August.

Looking forward reading from you.

My best regards,
Mr Cody.

Subject: Re:Gary Hinton voucher

From: Gary Hinton [mailto:stevecoops@btconnect.com]

Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:43 AM

To:

Subject: Re:Gary Hinton voucher

Your recent actions was unusual. Here is the voucher.

Gary Hinton

Subject: Subject: Duquesne University Line of credit

From: Jeff Greenwood [mailto:jgreenwood@usbfund.com]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 9:56 AM
To:
Subject: Duquesne University Line of credit


Hello,

Good morning. Per our conversation we had on April 11th in regards to your upcomming projects, I ran your current business credit score with D&B and its a 77 out of 80 which is top 2% in your industry. I still have Duquesne University approved for a line of credit at 3.55% with access to funds for at least $2,657,748.35. The funds can be used for unsecured working capital lines of credit or new and used equipment purchases. Call me anytime to further discuss or Click Here to get a free quote

My Best,

Jeff Greenwood
Chief Credit Officer


(949) 390-5424 Direct
(714) 242-1988 Fax
jgreenwood@usbfund.com
www.usbfund.com



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US Business Funding 1 MacArthur Place Suite 350 Santa Ana Califronia 92707 United States

Subject: Urgent Message From Duquesne University Email Security

From:

Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2016 10:40 AM

To:

Subject: Urgent Message From Duquesne University Email Security

Duquesne University Email

Thank your for being part of THE Duquesne University webmail Services. We're excited to contact your email!

We are currently updating our Duquesne Universityservices, due to this upgrade we sincerely call your attention to follow below link and reconfirm your Duquesne University email account details.

CLICK HERE

Thank You

© 2016 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Subject: validate your mailbox

From:

Sent: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:36 PM

To: john.me@yahoo.com

Subject: validate your mailbox

Your mailbox has exceeded the limit of 3840MB. You will be unable to send OR receive new emails. validate your mailbox, CLICK HERE to upgrade your Account withing the next 48hours.

Subject: Your Urgent Attention Is Needed

From:

Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 11:52 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: Your Urgent Attention Is Needed

Duquesne University Email Monday, 13 June 2016 Thank you for being a part of the Duquesne University Email webmail Services. We're excited to contact your email! We are currently updating our Duquesne University Email services, due to this upgrade we sincerely call your attention to follow below link and reconfirm your Duquesne University Email email account details. Click Here

Thank you 2016 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Subject: Support.

From: CTS Helpdesk

Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2016 8:31 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: Support.

We want to update the entire email account scheduled for today as part of our duty to strengthen the security of your mailbox. Click Here to update your account. If the settings are not updated today, your account will become inactive and can not send or receive messages.

Thank you"

Copyright ©2016 CTS Help-desk Support Centre.

Subject: validate your mailbox,

From:

Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 9:15 PM

To:

Subject: validate your mailbox,

Your mailbox has exceeded the limit of 3840MB. You will be unable to send OR receive new emails. validate your mailbox, CLICK HERE to upgrade your Account withing the next 48hours.

Subject:RE

From:

Subject: RE

Date: May 27, 2016 at 12:44:48 PM EDT

To: Recipients

Dear ADMINISTRATOR user Your mail account has exceeded its quota/limit of 16 GB you will not be able to receive all your new mails or send new mails until you re-validate.

Enable your upgrade for proper functioning of your email.

To re-validate Log IN to CLICK HERE Thank you for cooperating with us Copyright © 2016 System Administrator. ADMINISTRATOR Email Technical Support Team

Subject: DUQ NOTIFICATION

From: DUQ NOTIFICATION [mailto:briona.richards@ndsu.edu]

Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 5:10 PM

To: Recipients <briona.richards@ndsu.edu>

Subject: DUQ NOTIFICATION

DEAR DUQ USER,

An Attempt has been made to login into your DUQ e-mail account from unauthorized computer with IP address 210.187.209.92 Malaysia which we stopped. DUQ and it's service providers are committed to protect your privacy.

click on the Administrator link below and LOGIN to validate and verify your e-mail account or your account will be temporary block for sending more messages and receiving emails address to you.

https://formcrafts.com/a/20071

If this was you safely ignore this email.

Thank you"

Copyright (c)2016 DUQ, Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject: RELY.

From:

Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:34 PM

To:

Subject: RELY.

Dear ADMINISTRATOR user Your mail account has exceeded its quota/limit of 16 GB you will not be able to receive all your new mails or send new mails until you re-validate.

Enable your upgrade for proper functioning of your email.

To re-validate Log IN to CLICK HERE Thank you for cooperating with us Copyright © 2016 System Administrator. ADMINISTRATOR Email Technical Support Team

Subject: Urgent

From:

Sent: Monday, May 2, 2016 10:40 AM

Subject: Urgent

2016 DUQ email update program, click UPDATE: and fill the form correctly to update your email account.

Subject:SV: Update

From: Hultsfred-Vimmerby KJ <hult.vim@roks.se> Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:03 PM To: Hultsfred-Vimmerby KJ Subject: SV: Update Your Password Expires Today, To Verify and continue Mail-box Please CLICK HERE and follow instructions. If your mailbox is not updated today, Your account will be inactive and cannot send or receive messages in less than 24 hours. Sincerely, It's Service Desk ©2016 Microsoft outlook. All rights reserved.

Subject: dear user

From:

Subject: dear user

Date: March 19, 2016 at 10:49:45 AM EDT

To: Recipients



Dear ADMINISTRATOR user Your mail account has exceeded it quota/limit of 16GB you will not be able to receive all your new mails or send new mails until you re-validate.
Enable your upgrade for proper functioning of your email.

To re-validate Log IN to : CLICK HERE

Thank you for cooperating with us
Copyright © 2016 System Administrator.
ADMINISTRATOR Email Technical Support Team

Subject: REPLY

From:

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 12:16 PM

Subject: REPLY

There has been an automatic security update on your email address.CLICK HERE here to complete update Please note that you have within 24 hours to complete this update because you might lose access to your Email Box.

Thanks Frances O. Thomas For IT Helpdesk

Subject: None

Dear user,

We have just upgraded our server to serve you better.

Your mailbox has exceeded it limit and you may not be able to send or receive new mails until you Re-confirm your mailbox Login details.

You are required to upgrade your email account immediately to avoid account suspension / De-activation. To get started, please CLICK HERE

Thank you,

Mail Administrator.

Subject: Final Notice

From: Duquesne University <Lisa.I.Morton@live.mercer.edu>

Subject: Final Notice

Date: February 28, 2016 at 1:21:20 PM EST

To: Undisclosed recipients:;


New Page 2

Dear User,

This is to notify on the recent upgrade of our webmail server

Kindly migrate to the new webmail services by visiting our website below and follow prompt

https://www.duq.edu

Thank you.

Duquesne University