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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.

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Recent Phishing Emails

November 4, 2021


     Sean Canfield <> 





     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,


November 3, 2021


     Darlene Ulroan (via Google Docs) 


     Document shared with you: "Eva.docx"

Contents: shared a document has invited you to edit the following document:
     Fwd: Denise A. Battles as shared a file with Sharepoint

October 11, 2021†


      IT-- Report*Geneseo <>

Actual sender:


      [Action Required!]*Held email report mailbox


      *** Geneseo® Me­ss­ag­e ce­nt­er ***


      T­ot­al H­el­d E­ma­il M­es­sa­ge­s: 3

      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 v­is­it­eli­ver­ed-Mai­ls/______?id=71841772368919
      ** S­ig­n-i­n i­s v­al­id­at­ed b­y 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

Actual link:

† 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 <> 


     Reminder: Please complete your assigned Cybersecurity Awareness Training

October 25, 2021


     BizLibrary <>


     Learning Initiative Assigned

Note: CIT routinely sends phishing simulation training/test emails. These emails will not appear here but please continue to report them.