Tech Documentation

SCAMALOT! Part VI

Posted June 7, 2017
Password Expiry Email

Welcome to a special edition of SCAMALOT! In this post, we change course from our usual mission of providing tips and tricks for recognizing phishing attacks to learn how to assess automated emails you’ll encounter in your inbox. At times, you will receive automated messages from Bryn Mawr College or Bi-College software, like the password […]

SCAMALOT! Part V

Posted May 2, 2017

In this edition of SCAMALOT, we’ll take a closer look at an email that raises a number of common phishing flags. Scam emails aren’t always as easy to identify as you might think; it may have been a while since you’ve been asked to wire money to a foreign prince! The most dubious attacks have […]

SCAMALOT! Part IV

Posted March 29, 2017

Welcome back to SCAMALOT! In this spring 2017 edition, we continue to closely examine aspects of scam emails to help you identify similar attacks in the future. There is usually more than one way to determine if a message is legitimate or not, and by taking the time to look for phishy evidence in your […]

SCAMALOT! Part III

Posted May 10, 2014
MsgList

Welcome back to SCAMALOT!, the series where you can learn to be a better spam detective. In Part II, our heroes dove into two messages claiming to be from popular shipping companies and found a treasure trove of scam. This time, we explore a false message claiming to be from within our institution — those […]

SCAMALOT! Part II

Posted January 18, 2013

Welcome to SCAMALOT!  In Part I, our heroes explored the anatomy of a scamtastic message claiming to be from Facebook.  In our continuing adventures, we will take a closer look at two messages which claim to be from popular shipping companies. Example 1 Let’s start with an easy one.  In our first example, we will […]

SCAMALOT!! Part I

Posted December 14, 2012
fake facebook notification

Welcome to SCAMALOT!  This is part I of an ongoing series of posts devoted to helping you (yes, you!) become better email scam detectives. Scammers are clever, and some of them are pretty good at making an email look like the real thing, at least on the surface. So how do we distinguish a fake […]