Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Federal Tax transfer rejected - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/27/2011

This is another phishing scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 27th, 2011. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

To: user@fordham.edu
From: willa_olsen@irs.gov
Date: 09/27/2011 07:23AM
Subject: Federal Tax transfer rejected

Your Tax payment (ID: 5516782131808), recently from your checking account was canceled by the your Bank.

Rejected Tax transaction
Tax Transaction ID: 5516782131808
Reason for rejection See details in the report below
FederalTax Transaction Report tax_report_5516782131808.pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader Document)

No need to file a Form SS-4. We ask you the questions and you give us the answers. After all validations are done you will get your EIN immediately upon completion. You can then download, save, and print your EIN confirmation notice.
This EIN is your permanent number and can be used immediately for most of your business needs, including opening a bank account, applying for business licenses, and filing a tax return by mail. However, no matter how you apply (phone, fax, mail, or online), it will take up to two weeks before your EIN becomes part of the IRS' permanent records. You must wait until this occurs before you can file an electronic return, make an electronic payment, or pass an IRS Taxpayer Identification Number matching program.
Due to a high volume of requests for EINs, the IRS will begin limiting the number of EINs assigned per day to a responsible party. Effective April 11, 2011, a responsible party will be limited to five (5) EINs in one business day. This limit is in effect whether you apply online, by phone, fax or mail.

Internal Revenue Service, Metro Plex 1, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Landover, MD 20785

Friday, September 23, 2011

Update Alert - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/23/2011

This is another phishing scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 23rd, 2011. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From: admin@my.fordham.edu
To:
Subject: Update Alert

Dear Customer,

We noticed a violation alert on account

To avoid any interruption to your service,

Please log in below.

Update profile Now


Regards,

Fordham Helpdesk

Please do not reply to this e-mail, this is not a monitored e-mail address and
we are unable to respond.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Payment request from "Eli Lilly and Company" - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 9/22/2011.

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 22nd, 2011. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From "Pending payment request" noreply@federalreserve.gov
09/22/2011 01:54 PM
To user@fordham.edu
cc
Subject
We recorded a payment request from "Eli Lilly and Company" to enable the charge of $170.10 on your account.

Receipt number: 45287954
The payment is pending for the moment.

If you made this transaction or if you just authorize this payment, please ignore or remove this email message.
The transaction will be shown on your monthly statement as "Eli Lilly and Company".

If you didn't make this payment and would like to decline it, please click on the link below: decline transaction #47517313 from "Eli Lilly and Company": $170.10

Best regards,"Eli Lilly and Company"

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

'fordham.edu' IT HELP DESK - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 09/13/2011

This is another scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 13th, 2011. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

To:
From: "info@fordham.edu"
Date: 09/13/2011 06:05AM
Subject: 'fordham.edu' IT HELP DESK.

This message is from fordham.edu Email Administrator to all our email account subscribers.Due to the recent attack on our database by a new virus called SPEK155.We are currently upgrading our database and all accounts needs to be re-validated and upgraded to the new 2011 anti-spam version.You are advised to provide us the below information withing the next 72 hours so that your account can be re-validated and upgraded to the new 2011 anti-spam version or you stand a risk of having your account De-activated from our database due to the menace of this virus.
User Name:
Password:
Confirm Your Password:

Thank You.
fordham.edu Administrator
Warning Code :ID67565434.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

EARN $200 FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT AS A MYSTERY SHOPPER - SCAM Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 09/06/2011

This is another scam email that has been reported. This message was received on or about September 6th, 2011. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.

From: office@fordham.edu
Reply-to: jermainejones69@aol.com
Subj: EARN $200 FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT AS A MYSTERY SHOPPER

Dear Candidate,

We have a job offer available for you that will not disturb your present
occupation. Currently we have available position for you to work for us. See
below description.

"We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to
participate" Mystery Shopping Providers Association® (MSPA) is accepting
applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and
rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never
obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and
you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to
training materials via e-mail, fax or postal mail.

ABOUT US

Secret Shopper® is the premier mystery shopping company, serving clients across
America and Canada with over 500,000 shoppers available and ready to help
businesses better serve their customers. Continual investment in the latest
internet and communication technologies coupled with over 16 years of know-how
means working with Secret Shopper® is a satisfying and rewarding experience.
Secret shopping as seen on ABC NEWS, NBC NEWS, L.A.TIMES. Stores and
organizations such as The Gap, Wal-Mart, Pizza Hut, and Banks. One amongst many
others pay for Secret Shoppers to shop in their establishments and report their
experiences. On top of being paid for shopping you are also allowed to keep
purchases for free. Secret Shopper® NEVER charge fees to the shopper. Training,
tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered
shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular
shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both. Secret Shopper® has available


You will be required to interact with the shop clerk.
You may conduct the shop alone or as a couple.
The assignment will pay $200.00 or more per duty

Kindly Fill Out the application form below and we will get back to you shortly
with the assignment:

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

First Name:
Last Name:
Street Address (No Po Box Acceptable) :
City, State, Zip Code:
Cell Phone Number/Home Phone Number:
Age:
Current Occupation:
Alternate Email Address:
AVAILABILITY:
Days/Hours Available
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Hours Available: from _______ to ______

Assignment: We have had complaints on some western union, walmart, Restaurant
and money gram location in the services they render and we want you to
investigate it personally as our new Evaluator in your area By Going there to
send funds. We will be sending you Payment in form of Money Orders to carry out
this assignment. So please take note of these instructions below.
We will send you Money Order which you will take to your Bank for Instant
Cashing then you are to proceed to the location we are going to allocate to you
for investigation and you are to carry out every instructions we will be sending
to you via email to investigate this location.

We will want for you to email us as soon as you have carried out the
comprehensive investigation and let us understand what you found out about your
survey.

I hope you do understand what we have requested for you to do as our new
Evaluator, Please confirm you do understand so we can approve your application
and your new assignment will kick off immediately.

This is a very exciting job and is very rewarding. So please get back to us
confirming your interest and we await your response for us to go ahead and
approve you.

We await your urgent response.
Thank you for your help.
We look forward working with you.

Sincerely,

Jermaine Jones
Recruiting Department,
MSPA®
jermainejones69@aol.com

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