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Pell Grant Scam - 09/14/21

Pell Grant Scam - 09/14/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 14th, 2021, a malicious email purporting to be a Pell grant application notification was sent out. Upon further investigation by the security team,... read more

UNICEF/WHO Job Scams - 09/14/21

UNICEF/WHO Job Scams - 09/14/21

Screenshot of UNICEF variant of scam: On September 14th, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised community member email addresses. These are the same job scams... read more

WHO Internship Scam - 09/10/21

WHO Internship Scam - 09/10/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 10th, 2021, there was another round of job scam emails that were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job... read more

[Email Notification] Information Security Alert - Malicious Phishing

[Email Notification] Information Security Alert - Malicious Phishing

[COPY OF NOTIFICATION EMAIL]Greetings, As the quarter begins and learning kicks off, we are hoping to provide you with some information regarding recent scams, to help keep you safe. Below are some... read more

Financial Aid Message Phishing - 09/09/21

Financial Aid Message Phishing - 09/09/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 9th, 2021, a phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email account(s). The malicious email impersonates the department... read more

Administrative Assistant Job Scam - 09/09/21

Administrative Assistant Job Scam - 09/09/21

Screenshot of malicious email: ​ On September 9th, 2021, there was another round of job scam emails that were sent out from compromised University email addresses. There are a few variants in this... read more

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 09/08/21

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 09/08/21

Screenshot of malicious email: In early September, 2021, another variant of the recent job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams... read more

Assistant Job Scam - 09/02/21

Assistant Job Scam - 09/02/21

Screenshot of malicious email: On September 2nd, 2021, there was another round of job scam emails that were sent out from compromised University email address(es). These are the same job scams... read more

Fake Account Activity Phishing - 08/31/21

Fake Account Activity Phishing - 08/31/21

​Screenshot of malicious email: On August 31st, 2021, a phishing email was spammed out from compromised DePaul University email account(s). The malicious email impersonates DePaul... read more

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 08/28/21

Secret Shopper Job Scam - 08/28/21

​ Screenshot of malicious email: In late August, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams that the... read more

Job Scam - 08/27/21

Job Scam - 08/27/21

​​Screenshot of one variant of the malicious email: Screenshot of another variant of the malicious email: In late August, 2021, there was another round of... read more

"Urgent" Document Phishing - 08/25/21

"Urgent" Document Phishing - 08/25/21

​Screenshot of malicious email: ​In late August, 2021, a credential harvesting campaign was seen at DePaul, sent out from compromised University email addresses.​The malicious email... read more

Voicemail Phishing - 07/28/21

Voicemail Phishing - 07/28/21

​​​​​​Screenshot of malicious email:On July 28th, 2021, there was another round of the common voicemail scams that have previously targeted DePaul University.The malicious email purports to be a... read more

Piano Giveaway Scam - 07/26/21

Piano Giveaway Scam - 07/26/21

​​​Screenshot of malicious email:  On July 26th, 2021, the piano giveaway scam that has recently been targeting the DePaul University community saw another resurgence.The scam campaign was... read more

Payment Receipt Scam - 07/26/21

Payment Receipt Scam - 07/26/21

​​Screenshot of malicious email:On July 26th, 2021, a common form of scam in which malicious actors attempt to impersonate accounts payable was seen at DePaul.The scam campaign was sent through a... read more

Job Scam - 07/20/21

Job Scam - 07/20/21

​Screenshot of malicious email:On July 20th, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams that the Information... read more

HHS OCR  Warning - 05/01/21

HHS OCR Warning - 05/01/21

​[May 2021] HHS OCR Warning​The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued an alert on postcards being sent to some health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications. The... read more

Hiring Scam - 04/20/21

Hiring Scam - 04/20/21

​​Greetings,This email is to alert you to a resurgence of the hiring scams that have been targeting the DePaul University community in recent history.As previously, the scam emails are sent from... read more