Reported SPAM Emails
Below are spam messages that have been reported to the ITS Help Desk.
- A message from 'Edu Email Center [firstname.lastname@example.org]' with the subject line "Email Box Exceed Limit"
- A message from 'United Nations Trust Funds [mailto:email@example.com]' with the subject line "File Number (UNO-154/4456/013)"
- A message from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with the subject line "***Blocked*** Google Apps: Incoming Mails ***Blocked***"
- A message from 'Vincent, Bernie Cllr. [B.Vincent@bury.gov.uk]' with the subject line "HelpDesk"
- A message from 'email@example.com' with the subject line "System Administrator"
- A message from 'SEBONINM@mopipi.ub.bw' with the subject line "Your Mailbox Quota mail size 97.9%"
- A message from 'WWW daemon apache' with the subject line "1 New Mail Message"
- A message from 'Delta Confirmation' with a subject line "Your Receipt and Itinerary”
- Various messages pertaining to different company stocks
- A message from 'Secure.Message' with a subject line "Unread messages
- A message from 'Facebook.Alert' with a subject line "Blocked Account"
- A message from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with a subject line “Your Citi Credit Card Statement”
- A message from ‘Priya@hrdetails.in’ with a subject line “Dear Employees Please check Corporate Offer Details”
- A message from 'Shanghai Office (Head Office)' with a subject line "pace domain and keyword in CN"
- A message from 'email@example.com' with the subject line "Account Info Change"
- A message from 'firstname.lastname@example.org' with the subject line "Abuse notice. Your email is blacklisted"
- An order receipt message billed appearing in your name from iTunes for a postcard.
- A message from "Ning Help Center <email@example.com>” and the subject line “Sign In Issue”.
- A message with the subject line “pace.edu mailsystem maintenance” or "FW: ssubfed" in your Inbox.
Spam Do’s and Don’ts
Please be aware that spam email may periodically end up in your mailbox. These types of messages may try to disguise themselves as authentic emails, by spoofing “From” addresses from people we know or known companies. They will ask you to send them personal informational because something might be wrong with your account, such as exceeded storage or insufficient information. Some messages might also ask you to help various causes by donating money or sending banking information.
It is important that you DO NOT respond to the request in the email as they are spam. In addition, for any suspicious email messages, DO NOT click on any of the links, attachments, or respond with any type of personal information.
How do I keep from falling victim to a spam message?
To keep your information safe, never share your account information and/or passwords with anyone. Legitimate sources such as ITS or Pace University will never ask for your personal information through email. Delete the email message from your Inbox and then permanently remove it from your Deleted Items folder.
What do I do if I have accidentally responded to a spam message?
ITS can only provide some suggestions for users who have fallen victim to spam email messages such as immediate changing of all their passwords, performing a virus scan, and contacting a credit monitoring service. Below are some suggested services for credit monitoring:
- AllClear ID (formally known as Debix) (https://www.allclearid.com)
- Privacy Guard (http://www.privacyguard.com)
- LifeLock (http://www.lifelock.com)
- Free Credit Report (http://www.freecreditreport.com)
Please Note: Pace University is not responsible or liable for any personal information that is disclosed by a user to spam messages.
If you are ever unsure about whether an email is authentic, please contact the Pace Help Desk.
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