"Careful, it's important" - received September 20, 2023
If you received this email, you'll notice it appears to be sent from your own account. It isn't, actually - it is unfortunately very easy to spoof the from address on emails. Normally, these are caught by our spam filters, but this one seems to have gotten through to a few folks. If you did receive it, don't worry, your data has not actually been compromised and this email can be safely discarded.
"Congratulations On Your Scholarship" - received August 16, 2023
Unfortunately, this scholarship is not real - another attempt at getting users' financial information.
"Change Payment Method !!" - received August 15-16, 2023
This is a scam email trying to get your financial info. Always check the link before clicking and avoid any non-UVM links for anything like this.
"You have WON !!" - received August 13, 2023
If you ever receive an email telling you you've won something, probably safe to assume it's a scam. This one sure is.
"Data Entry Executive Assistant Bookkeeper For Student (WORK$STUDY)" - received August 11
These job scams are constant. If you ever receive an email reaching out to you about a job for $x/weekly and it sounds too good to be true - it is. Just assume any email reaching out to you about a job unprompted, from an unrecognized sender is a scam.
"URGENT: Submit Document !!" - received August 13, 2023
This extremely vague email is a scam. When an email is this vague but exclaiming it's urgent/critical/required, always good to be suspicious and forward to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of clicking the link.
"Overdue Bill Letter", "Overdue Notice Letter!" - received August 3-4, 2023
Again trying to worry you with overdue fees. This one is not legitimate.
Always be wary of emails asking you for money and check the URL they're sending you to before clicking (UVM should only be sending you to uvm.edu addresses for this sort of thing).
"AOTC Education Credit Funds" - received July 23, 2023
Hey that's not a .gov URL! And wait - is the signature implying UVM is a department in the IRS?
Well, this one is unfortunately definitely a scam.
LEGITIMATE - "Your key audit is OVERDUE"
This is a legitimate email from the Division of Safety and Compliance - The key audit is a critical exercise that requires your response. If you have received this email, please complete the survey right away!
""******URGENT******", "******CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT******, ******INFORMATION******" - received July 18-19, 2023
Two different phishing emails from the same scammers, using different tactics to try to get your UVM credentials and/or financial information.
" UVM FEE FAILED/FAILED PAYMENT NOTIFICATION" - received July 13/18, 2023
You've seen this one before - don't worry, you don't have an overdue fee, and if you did, UVM would not ask you to enter your NetID and password or payment information in a non-uvm.edu website to resolve the issue.
"VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM" - received June 28th, 2023
Here's an example of "From: address spoofing" - it appears to come from "HRInfo@uvm.edu", but the email's headers reveal that it originates from an address in Australia. This technique is widespread and difficult to prevent - when you receive this type of message, please forward it as an attachment to email@example.com, which will help train our spam filter to better identify this sort of scam in the future.
This email contained a PDF as an attachment, which featured UVM's tower logo and some credible looking language. It's an opener for financial fraud - it asks you to email a GMail address to pursue an internship opportunity. UVM staff will not ask you to email non-uvm.edu email addresses to conduct UVM business.
"Overdue Bill 37-0240558" - received June 28, 2023
Another continuation of the ongoing to campain to steal personal financial information, this one uses a hosting site we haven't seen in awhile (we've asked them to take down the site immediately).
"Now Hiring $30.55/HR !!!" - received June 27, 2023
Too good to be true? Yes!
"Fund Disbursement Deposit!!" - received June 20-21
Similar to previous attempts, this email is trying to steal financial info by trying to trick you into thinking UVM needs your credit card info to send you money. Always check that URL (this one obviously does not link to a uvm.edu site) and be wary of entering financial info even when you might be expecting something similar.
"Monkeypox Virus Contact Tracing Support Requested" - received June 18
This phishing scam is using a scare tactic capitalizing on pandemic related fears. (Ugh.)
"UVM Card Locked!!" - received June 15, 2023
Not my UVM Card!!
That's nothing. This is another financial scam, please delete this email if you find one (or anything similar) in your inbox.
"FUND DISBURSEMENT PDF 2023" - received June 12, 2023
University of Vermont did not, in fact, send you a fund disbursement - this is another scam.