The Phish Bowl

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Latest Phishing Attempts

The Phish Bowl is a collection of phishing scams sent to the UCSC community.

If you receive a suspicious email, visit The Phish Bowl for recent phishing alerts; if the email appears in the list, you can safely delete it without needing to report.

If you receive a suspicious email in your 'Inbox' but it's not listed here:

  • DO NOT assume it is safe.
  • Forward it to phishing@ucsc.edu. We will review it before adding it to the table below.
  • Mark it as phishing.

If you have responded to a phishing message, please email phishing@ucsc.edu to let us know and refer to the section “What to do if you have responded to a phishing scam” on “Beware of Scams.”

If a suspicious email landed in your spam folder, there is no need to report it us, as Google has already identified it as spam and may pose as a security risk. Leave it there and refrain from responding to them.

For further information about phishing scams, see Avoiding Phishing Emails and Student Job Offer Scams.

Lastest phishing attempts.
Date Received Message Target Audience
2/20/2024

From: "Dr. Yui Man Lui" <yuimanlui2722@gmail.com>
Date: February 20, 2024 at 3:54:48 PM PST
Subject: Work - Study

This campaign is an internship/job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 Students

2/13/2024

From: CAMPUS JOB <fbi.washingtonarrest@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2024
Subject: PART TIME HIRE

This campaign is an internship/job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 Students

2/12/2024

From: <truhealth@optonline.net>
Date: Mon, Feb 12, 2024
Subject: STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION

This campaign is an internship/job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students 

2/12/2024

From: UC SANTA CRUZ <whyjah@bbox.fr>
Date: Mon, Feb 12, 2024
Subject: BILL GATES FOUNDATION REMOTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR STUDETS

This campaign is an internship/job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

2/8/2024

From: evira.sc.edu <evira.sc.edu@mail-center-alert.com>
Date:
Thu, Feb 8, 2024 
Subject:
awaiting for your response!

This phishing typically originates from a non-UCSC email address. The sender may appear as "[Spoofed Name] <[user]@gmail.com>" and impersonates a member of leadership or other UCSC employee. DO NOT reply nor contact the email address in the body of the email.

 Staff, Faculty

2/7/2024

From: esrehammer@gmail.com
Date: Wed, Feb 7, 2024 
Subject: Staff, Faculty and Students

This phishing typically originates from a non-UCSC email address. The sender may appear as "[Spoofed Name] <[user]@gmail.com>" and impersonates a member of leadership or other UCSC employee. DO NOT reply nor contact the email address in the body of the email.

 Staff, Faculty

2/4/2024

From: brsender@optonline.net
Date: Sun, Feb 4, 2024 
Subject: STUDENT REMOTE RESEARCH POSITION

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students
2/3/2024

From: erinkulma15@gmail.com
Date: Sat, Feb 3, 2024 
Subject: Internship Oppurtunity

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

1/29/2024

From: CAMPUS JOBS <mubacashabdullahi@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jan 29, 2024 
Subject: JOB OFFER

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

1/28/2024

From: UC SANTA CRUZ <humus@i-cable.com>
Date: Sun, Jan 28, 2024 
Subject: BILL GATE FOUNDATION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students  

1/23/2024

From: roberto@robertomoran.com
Date: Tue, Jan 23, 2024 at 6:41 AM
Subject: JOB OFFER

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 

Students

1/20/2024

From: collie007@optonline.net
Date: Sat, Jan 20, 2024 at 3:25 PM
Subject: EXCLUSIVE REMOTE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR UCSC STUDENTS

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 

Students

 

1/15/2024

From: UC SANTA CRUZ <GARY118778@i-cable.com>
Date: Sat, Jan 15, 2024 at 3:23 PM
Subject: STUDENT INTERNSHIP WITH BILL GATES FOUNDATION

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 

Students

1/6/2024

From: UC SANTA CRUZ <ghsfa65xhxzhgxhbjnghzx56@start.ca>
Date: Sat, Jan 6, 2024 at 4:42 PM
Subject: STUDENT INTERNSHIP WITH BILL GATES FOUNDATION

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

1/6/2024

From: UC SANTA CRUZ <iuyurgdv4wwasdzxaszx3@start.ca>
Date:
Sat, Jan 6, 2024, 4:36 PM
Subject:
STUDENT INTERNSHIP WITH BILL GATES FOUNDATION

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

12/15/2023

From: njules@mdc.edu
Date: Fri, Dec 15, 2023 at 11:30 AM
Subject: POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 Students

11/26/2023 

From: melisapp@bu.edu
Date: Sun, Nov 26, 2023
Subject: [UCPath] - Update Your UCPath Account

Staff, Faculty

11/21/2023

From: voliff@md.metrocast.net
Date: Tue, Nov 21, 2023 at 3:44 AM
Subject: Winter Session Employment Research

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

8/21/2023

From: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ <durangogo@optimum.net>
Date: Mon, Aug 21, 2023
Subject: STUDENT REMOTE RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

8/12/2023

From: mrscellenedward99@gmail.com
Date: Sat, Aug 12, 2023 
Subject: Summer Research Program at UC Santa Cruz

Students

8/7/2023

From: petersonmichael0091@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Aug 7, 2023
Subject: Internship Student Opportunities

Students

8/7/2023

From: yuimanlui002@gmail.com
Date: Mon, Aug 7, 2023
Subject: work

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

7/25/23

Subject: Paid Internship

Hi, You have been chosen for the University Human Resources
Management's continuing Student Empowerment Program to work for $400 per week and study...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

 7/25/23

Subject: YOUR NAME Annual Pension Review

It's that time of the year again to schedule a one-on-one consultation regarding your specific state, federal, and individual retirement benefit questions....

Staff, Faculty

7/25/23

Subject: UCSC PART TIME JOB OFFER

Dear Student,

 We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform

you that our reputable company CORESTAFF SERVICES Inc®...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

7/23/23

Sujbect: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ: STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT ROLE

The University of California, Santa Cruz, Department of Economics, is urgently in need of the services of Student Research Assistants. The department is looking...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

7/23/23

Subject: CISCO ENTRANCE

Dear Student,

We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company Cisco Systems Inc® is currently running a student empowerment program. This program is to help devoted...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

 7/23/23

Subject: Paid Internship

Hi, You have been chosen for the University Human Resources

Management's continuing Student Empowerment Program to work for $400...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

7/22/2023

Subject: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

Dear Student,

CISCOsystems® is offering you a chance to secure a part time job. Kindly reply back with your alternate email address for more information...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

7/18/2023

Subject: A Job Offer At University Of California Santa Cruz

University Of California Santa Cruz Department of History and Data Analytics urgently requires the service of students as research assistants. They are to work remotely and get paid $450 weekly...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students

 Various Dates

 Subject: <REDACTED> Annual Pension Review


Title: <REDACTED>

Department: Department Name

It's that time of the year again to schedule a one-on-one consultation regarding your specific state, federal, and individual retirement benefit questions...

Staff, Faculty

7/8/23

Subject: ZEGAL REMOTE JOB FOR STUDENT

Hello Student,

We got your email from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Are you interested in working part time after classes for our company from home....

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

 

Student

6/28/23

Subject: RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PROFESSOR,
Department Of Psychology,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ...

Student,Staff, Faculty

6/27/23

Subject: SEASONAL JOB!!!

Hello Student,

You have been enlisted for a job opportunity to work remotely as a part-time Administrative Assistant (Data Entry Job). There...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Student, Faculty

 5/12/23

 Subject: Review! - Payroll dates changed - 5/12/2023, 01:12:19 PM

REMINDER!!!

Your pay dates have changed. For more information refer to calendar

View Dates

Staff, Faculty

5/9/23

Subject: UCSC PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY

Dear student,

We're pleased to inform you that P2P Logistics is currently hiring citizens and international students ( F1 VISA) on campus part time job position with attractive weekly wages.

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

4/30/23

Subject: STUDENT INTERN JOB POSITION

From the office of the professor,

Department Of Chemistry,

University Of California Santa Cruz...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

4/25/23

Subject: UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP REMOTE POSITION

FROM THE OFFICE OF JOB PLACEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES -University Of California, Santa Cruz.

In reference to the above subject, University Of California...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

4/21/23

Subject: [NONE]

Hi!
You could be in trouble with the law.
This is your last chance to prevent unpleasant consequences and preserve your reputation.

Students

4/4/23

Subject: Work Study: University of California, Santa Cruz

Work Study: University of California, Santa Cruz

Salary: $400/Week

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

4/4/23

Subject: UC Santa Cruz Annual Pension Review

Title: Associate Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students
Department: Dean of Students

It's that time of the year again to schedule a one-on-one consultation...

Staff, Faculty

3/27/23

Subject: EXT: TNT Express Consignment Notification 213596003

Dear Customer,
A shipment has been arranged for you via TNT.
The shipment is scheduled for delivery....

Attachment

Staff, Faculty

3/22/23

Subject: RE: INTERNSHIP

__________

See Attached

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Student, Faculty

3/15/23

Subject: Retirement and Pension Meetings for UC Santa Cruz Employees

As a valued employee at UC Santa Cruz, you are eligible to receive one-on-one consultation to answer your retirement benefit questions...

Staff, Faculty

3/6/23

Subject: Document shared with you: "2023-234 Payroll Enrollment Faculty Evaluation.Docx"

Hillary Bevill shared a document

Hillary Bevill (hbevill@okolona.k12.ms.us) has invited you to view the following document: 

Staff, Faculty

3/2/23

Subject: RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

The Economics department at The University of California, Santa Cruz, requires the service of Student Research Assistants. The Hiring Team will be accepting interns with...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

2/28/23

Subject: ACCOUNT SUSPENSION

Attention Account USER !!

You Submitted a Request to Terminate your Email Account and the processing has started by the support Team. Different computers have...

Staff, Faculty

2/27/23

Subject: Retirement and Pension Meetings from UC Santa Cruz Employees

As a valued employee at UC Santa Cruz, you are eligible to receive a free one-on-one consultation to answer your retirement benefit questions...

Staff, Faculty

2/23/23

Subject: UC Santa Cruz Annual Pension Review

UC Santa Cruz Annual Pension Review

<Redacted>....

It's that time of year again to schedule a one-on-one...

Staff, Faculty

2/15/23

Subject: Work

__________

See Attached

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

2/9/23

Subject: UCpath Update

Dear <REDACTED>,
UCpath has been updated for a more convenient usage.
You are required to sign in to your account to make sure there are no problems with your details...

Staff, Faculty

2/8/23

Subject: VACANCY FOR RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

A position is available in University of California Santa Cruz,
Department of Computer Science for a student researcher who will be able to work remotely...

Students, Faculty

2/7/23

Subject: RA - ucsc

The Associate Professor in the Department of History, Professor <REDACTED> is working on research and will require the services of students to obtain a remote position...

Students, Faculty

2/7/23

Subject: Document shared with you: "UCSC STAFF & FACULTY AVAILABILITY FORMS.docx"

CHRISTINE LONGO shared a document....

Staff, Faculty

2/7/23

Subject: Update on my direct deposit account details.

Hi,
Can you please update my direct deposit information for my payroll...

Staff, Faculty

2/2/23

Subject: Internship Program

Dear Student, We are emailing you concerning a new employment offer through the University's recruiting department. offering a part time position that will only require....

Students, Faculty

1/31/23

Subject: Position open

Hello,
I hope you are fine, I came across your email on your school resume and i would like to know if you are looking for a part time internship position...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

1/26/23

Subject: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The University Of California Santa Cruz, Department of  History urgently requires the service of students as research assistants. They are to work remotely and get paid $500 weekly...

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

1/23/23

Subject: Quick response <NAME REDACTED>

Do you have a moment I have a request i want you to handle discreetly. I am going for a meeting now, no calls so just reply my email.

Staff

1/23/23

Subject: RE: INTERNSHIP

_________

See Attached

This campaign is a job offer SCAM. It is a phishing message for a fake job opportunity that requests users to reply with their full name, email address, years of study, department, etc. Please DO NOT REPLY/SEND any personal info to the listed email address, contacts via social media, or phone number. Please DO NOT click the link, or download any attachments.

Students, Faculty

1/18/23

Subject: Urgent Attention

Dear <REDACTED>,

Our records indicate that you have not changed your password in the last 90 days. If you do not change your password in the next 24 hours, your access to the account will be terminated. Click the link below to update your password...

Staff, Faculty

1/16/23

Subject: Position open

Hello, I hope you are fine, I came across your email on your school resume and i would like to know if you are looking for a part time internship position I have an opening job of 3-4 hours weekly...

Students, Faculty

1/9/23

Subject: UCSC Update - Action Required

Active Users; This message is to notify active employees and students that all valid mailbox accounts are being validated...

Students, Staff, Faculty