Published:

July 3, 2014 - Adelphi users have reported receiving suspicious emails impersonating known address book contacts.

Some Adelphi users have reported receiving suspicious emails impersonating known address book contacts with messages like the one below:

Google doc phishing scam

Example only: Messages you receive may not look exactly like this one.

 

Please be on alert for this new form of phishing activity in which you may receive a notification that an “Important Document” has been shared with you. The message will contain a “Click Here” link that will take you to a landing page containing logos for Yahoo, Gmail, AOL and other online email providers. After choosing your provider, you will be asked to log in to that account by providing your username and password. This is a scam.

Do not open Google Docs that you did not expect, even if it appears to come from someone you know. Always be extremely cautious of messages that do not sound like the normal phrasing of the person who supposedly sent it. And do not click on links or attachments in emails that you have any reason to suspect might be fraudulent.  In addition, be especially wary of links to Google Docs that go to addresses other than docs.google.com.

When in doubt, contact the sender (directly, not by hitting reply to the suspicious email) to verify if they intended to share the document with you, or ask the IT Help Desk for assistance.


For further information, please contact:

Information Security
p – 516.877.3340
e – abuse@adelphi.edu

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