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Phishing Example: 

From: Billing []
Sent: October 4, 2017 05:24:07 PM CST
Subject: Requested Change Setting

 Microsoft Outlook 

Dear username 

We have received a request to set a new password for your Office365 account. 

If this was you: 
Simply ignore this message and your password will be reset within 12 hours 

If you did not request this password reset 
Use the button below to void the password reset to keep your password unchanged 

Recent Account Access <link removed> 

This notice will be brief period before this request takes effect 
This is a mandatory communication about the service. To set communication preferences for other cases. 

This message was sent from the email address is not monitored. Do not reply to this message. 
Privacy | legal notices. 

Microsoft Office 
Boulevard, Suite 200 
13031 West Jefferson 
Los Angeles, CA 
90094 USA 
Ⓒ 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved  

Phishing Example:

From: Office Domain Setting <​e​m​a​i​l​.​o​f​f​i​c​e​l​o​g​@​m​i​c​r​o​-​s​o​f​t​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​<​m​a​i​l​t​o​:​e​m​a​i​l​.​o​>>
Sent: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:41 AM
Subject: Processing - REQUEST Billing 10097006001

Billing Notice Overdue
We have processed your request to deactivate your <email address here> service on 14-09-2017 as requested.  Did you request this action?
If you did not request this action, <click here link> to cancel deactivation now and restore your services.

Phishing Example: 

From: eMail Tech Team []
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:18 PM
Subject: <email address> activation

<Office 365 image appeared here>

A Request to deactivate your Mailbox (email address appeared here) was made and this request will be processed shortly.

If this was made accidentally, you are advised verify your email to cancel the request now

<Link Cancel De-Activation>

 © 2017 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

  <Microsoft Image appeared here>

Phishing Example: 

From: " " <>

Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:36:45 PM

We got your contact through your school database,

and happy to inform you that our reputable company-BERTRAMBOOKSGroup-is currently running a student empowerment programme. This programme is to help loyal and hardworking students like you secure a part time job which does not deter you from doing other works and gives more time for your studies,it requires 4hrs to 5hrs of your time weekly,and attract weekly salary of $430, Reply with your interest,

Phishing Example: 

Date: 8/16/2017


  we are offering students new job OPPORTUNITY which you can earn $430 weekly if you are interested in this position,   get back to us for more about  the job... Regards

Phishing Example:

Subject: Work-Study Position

Phishing Example: 

From: amberbooks
Date: 8/14/2017


  we are offering students new job OPPORTUNITY which you can earn $430 weekly if you are interested in this position,   get back to us for more about  the job... Regards 

Phishing Example: 

Subject: Reminder: Special Employee Survey
Date: 8/18/2017

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to tell you that we are running an employee survey to gather our employees' views about working for us. We are committed to working towards improving any areas which the survey highlights as potential sources of dissatisfaction, whilst building on the things we do well.

The survey consists of a number of questions and will take approximately 3-5 minutes for you to complete. All individual responses will be kept strictly private and confidential.

Please answer the questions for the <link removed> and you are required to complete the survey upon receiving the email.

Thank you for your feedback.

Yours Sincerely,
CSA, Survey Administrator

Phishing Example:

Date: 8/10/2017
From: < a hacked account at another university>

Work and Get paid [$450] Weekly base salary (bonus and equity information)Looking for an Administrative Assistant to work. This position is home base office work, you can be in any location and work with us and it will only take 1hr 20mins of your time off, So simple and flexible it  basically about instructions and following them.if equitable).Kindly email back with <>if you are interested in this opportunity We would be thrilled to welcome YOU.


Phishing Example: 

From: Spoofed USI President's email address
Subject: Remit
Date 8/10/2017

Hi xxxx,

Are you at your desk? Write me when you are.


Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Tablet

Phishing Example: 

Date: 8/7/2017


  we are offering students new job OPPORTUNITY which you can earn $430 weekly if you are interested in this position,   get back to us for more about  the job... Regards 

Phishing Example:

Date: 8/7/2017

We are looking for a responsible Delivery Person to distribute products promptly to our customers. You will represent our company in a professional and cost-effective manner to increase our profitability and customer satisfaction and the payment is $300 weekly and it takes an hour of your time daily from Monday to Friday .  Kindly reply if  interested for more details/information.

Thank You


Phishing Example:

Date: 7/25/2017


      Due to our data base storage limit, we are carrying a system upgrade on all the University of Southern Indiana valid  emails to enable us increase our storage limit which you are required to provide the below information to enable us carry out this services.

Full Name:

User Name:


Date of Birth:

Personal phone:

University of Southern Indiana,

© 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Phishing Example:

Subject: School Notice !!!
Date 7/24/2017

 I just sent a confidential document using Google Drive, is very important.

 To access the files  <clickable link - that appeared as small blurry image>

Phishing Example:

Subject: Engagement Feedback
Date: 7/13/2017

Dear Mark,

We are conducting this survey to get a better understanding of employee morale, satisfaction, and engagement. Your opinions are important to us, and this survey is your chance to express those opinions. Kindly provide answer to <Link here> which will take about 3-5 minutes for you to complete and your responses are confidential.

Thank you for your opinion.

<used signature of a USI employee>

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