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IT Division - Phish Bowl

Welcome to the WKU Phish Bowl!

phish bowl iconThe Phish Bowl is where you should check for recent phishing scams sent to the WKU community. WKU IT posts recent phishing scams that are reported to phish@wku.edu. If you receive an email that you suspect is a phishing scam, check the Phish Bowl to see if it has been posted here. If you find the email here, do not respond to it and delete the email. If you don't see it here, and you are still unsure, contact WKU IT to verify its legitimacy.

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Recent Phishing Emails

Below are the 20 most recent phishing scam emails. 

Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Note!!
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user798@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:03:10 AM

Your mailbox has exceeded its storage limit set by our e-mail administrator...
Subject: [??SPAM??] STAFFS AND EMPLOYEES STRATEGIC PLANS UPDATE
From: "Dr. Timothy C. Caboni"
Date: July 19, 2018 at 11:44:52 AM CDT
Subject: [??SPAM??] STAFFS AND EMPLOYEES STRATEGIC PLANS UPDATE

Dear Colleagues,

Our goal is to provide guidance and align our ...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Dear WKU User.
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

This message is from Western Kentucky University IT Help-desk.We are currently upgrading our database...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Note!!
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Note!!
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Your mailbox has exceeded its storage limit set by...
Subject: New Message For You.
Subject: New Message For You.
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@topper.wku.edu]

Your request to discontinue your Mailing Access...
Subject: Friday, July 13, 2018 10:45 AM
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user515@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Un-usual Login

We Noticed An Attempt has been made to sign-In your account from a different...
Subject: WARNING!
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user734@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: July 2, 2018 at 3:47:39 PM CDT
Attention: E-mail User



Your E-mailbox password will expire today. to keep your password active...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Account Update !!!
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user895@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 3:22 PM
This is to notify the student and staff of Western Kentucky University that your account is being...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]WKU-Help
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user029@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00 AM

We detected something unusual on your Email Account To help keep you safe...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]ATTN:
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user857@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 5:31:24 AM
An Attempt has been made to your account from a new computer. Please kindly confirm...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]Warning !!
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user718@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 11:33:51 AM



Dear User,



Your WKU.EDU account will be shut down due to several...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]WARNING.
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user319@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: June 9, 2018 at 1:31:17 PM EDT

Your e-mail account was LOGIN today by Unknown IP address
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]ATTN
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user932@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: June 8, 2018 at 6:26:35 AM CDT
Our system database has just been updated, it is recommended that you verify your e-mail account to...
Subject: Microsoft Office Email Verification
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@rcn.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:52 AM


Dear User,

We have noticed some Microsoft Office server shutdown on your account.

Your account transaction failed
Subject: News
rom: User, Gullible [gullible.user311@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: June 7, 2018 at 10:13:52 AM CDT

Good day,

My name is Lucas Thompson; I am the regional hiring manager...
Subject: Important News
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user427@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Jun 5, 2018 5:42 PM
Good afternoon,

I got a message now from the it department, saying your email was...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]EMERGENCY
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user486@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Saturday, June 2, 2018 2:14 PM
EMERGENCY

Your Email Access have been restricted, An Attempt has been made to sign-In your account from a new computer, If you do not validate...
Subject: my subject
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user533@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 9:01 AM

Good Morning,

You have been enlisted for the ongoing campus work. kindly email your name and phone number by...
Subject: [??SUSPICIOUS??]UPDATE YOUR ACCOUNT NOW!
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user954@topper.wku.edu]
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 11:56:46 AM

Kindly update your account to avoid being blocked from sending and receiving new mails.
To speed up your performance, Upgrade your account to...
Subject: [??SPAM??] Dear Staff/Employees,
From: User, Gullible [gullible.user@vic.edu.au]
Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2018 10:09 AM


Dear Staff/Employees,
We are migrating all email accounts into Outlook Web App 2018 and as such all active Account Holder are to verify and Log in for...

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