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
November 4, 2021
Sean Canfield <email@example.com>
Hello How are you doing today? This is Sean Canfield. I saw your contact at the SUNY at Geneseo, Department of Physics under the Directory's portal. I seek a private introductory physics tutor for my Daughter. I would like to know if you have a STUDENT/TUTOR available for the job. As you will be unable to tutor her owing to your BUSY SCHEDULE/STATUS, you can RECOMMEND one of your STUDENT(s) who is capable of tutoring. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the tutoring could be done remotely. This depends on the tutor's directive. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Sean
November 3, 2021
Darlene Ulroan (via Google Docs)
Document shared with you: "Eva.docx"
firstname.lastname@example.org shared a document email@example.com has invited you to edit the following document: Fwd: Denise A. Battles as shared a file with Sharepoint Eva.docx
October 11, 2021†
IT-- Report*Geneseo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
[Action Required!]*Held email report mailbox email@example.com
*** Geneseo® Message center *** Microsoft*Office365* Total Held Email Messages: 3 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Geneseo email system failed to process new mails at 10:58:17 AM UTC. Please review these email messages now and choose what to do with them. For quick review of these mails, please visit https://geneseo.edu/Undelivered-Mails/______?id=71841772368919 ** Sign-in is validated by geneseo.edu internal user database ** Please note: Quarantined messages will be deleted automatically after 3 days. *** This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this email *** Copyrights ©2021 Microsoft 365 Geneseo Webmail Service
† The underscores indicate where the recipients' user name was redacted.
Safe Emails Reported as Phishing
November 9, 2021
CAS NACUFS Customer Satisfaction Survey
October 26, 2021
Sue Chichester <email@example.com>
Reminder: Please complete your assigned Cybersecurity Awareness Training
October 25, 2021
Learning Initiative Assigned
Note: CIT routinely sends phishing simulation training/test emails. These emails will not appear here but please continue to report them.