The Phish Bowl
Below you will find a sample of recent phishing attempts sent to the SUNY Geneseo community. If you suspect an email to be malicious, check the Phish Bowl to see if it has been posted. If it is not listed here, do not assume it is safe. There are many variants of every phish, and new ones are sent each day.
Report any suspicious emails that are not listed as phishing or safe.
If you have clicked on a phishing link or interacted with a malicious email in anyway, contact the Help Desk immediately.
Recent Phishing Emails
October 24, 2023
various senders, usually from a .edu address
FREE DOWNSIZING AND GIVEAWAY ITEMS FOR ALL STUDENTS / STAFF
An Ex student of this institution is downsizing and looking to give away some valuable items in their gallery immediately due to their relocation outside the country. Sony Airpeak S1 Professional Drone, Piano (2014 Yamaha Baby Grand, 2014 Steinways and Sons Foldable Legs (can fit in door size) Eric Clapton's 1939 Martin OOO-42 Leica S (TyR 007) Digital SLR Camera G-Shock MRG-G2000HA-1A Limited Edition Hasselblad H6D-400c MS Medium Format DSLR Camera Blüthner Lucid Hive Extravaganza Piano Panoscan MK-3 Digital 360 Degree Panoramic Camera Auramania Crystal Edition Gold Bike Sony Aibo ERS-110 Voice Robot Violin to a loving home. The piano is a 2014 Yamaha baby grand, the Guitar is Eric Clapton's 1939 Martin OOO-42 while the camera is Leica S (TyR 007) Digital SLR Camera .You can send a text now to indicate your interest. Kindly reach out to [phone number redacted] to get it delivered to your home. NO CALLS PLEASE, TEXT ONLY NOTE: THE ITEMS ARE FREE, NO PICK UP, DELIVERY ONLY REQUIREMENTS: Shipping Fee only.
May 8, 2023
Denise A. Battles <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Student/Faculty/Staff, One of our staff at SUNY Geneseo, MRS. Elizabeth McManus , is downsizing and looking to give away her late dad’s piano to a loving home. The Piano is a 2014 Yamaha Baby Grand used like new. You can write to her to indicate your interest on her private email Elizabethmissybye48@outlook.com to arrange inspection and delivery or pickup with a moving company. NB: Please write Mrs Elizabeth with your personal email for a swift response. Regards. Denise A. Battles President
March 29, 2023
Ramirez, Angel <Angel.Ramirez@suny.edu>
Employee Assistance Program Eligibility
This is to inform you that you are eligible to enroll in Assistance Program for employees. As an eligible employee, you are entitled to receive financial support of up to $5,000 per applicant to assist you, your family, or any individual in need. To enroll in the Program, you can access your application through the Employee Benefits Portal. The online registration for the Program will be available from 03/29/2023 to 04/14/2023. You are required to carefully follow all instructions provided in the Benefits Portal to submit your application successfully. Note that all the information requested in the application is mandatory and essential for processing your application. Sincerely, Angel Ramirez Employee Assistance Program
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