Action and Request Scams

Security Notices

Fraudulent emails and scams that require you to take an action such as clicking a link or where the requester requests you to do something specific.

ITS Warning: Phishing attempt “Fw: Document shared with you: "New Month Board Decision On For All Staffs & Faculty"

September 14, 2023

ITS Warning: Phishing attempt “Fw: Document shared with you: "New Month Board Decision On For All Staffs & Faculty"

If you have received the attached email please report it with Phish Alert or delete it. If you’ve interacted with the link, contact the Help Desk immediately.

 

ITS Warning: Phishing - Document shared with you: "2023 Salary Adjustments and Health Benefits For Faculty & Academic Staff Accepted by The Administrative Board."

September 8, 2023

ITS Warning: Phishing - Document shared with you: "2023 Salary Adjustments and Health Benefits For Faculty & Academic Staff Accepted by The Administrative Board."

If you have received the following email, please report it with the PhishAlert button or delete it. If you have interacted with this email or the Google Doc, please contact the Help Desk immediately.

 

ITS Warning: PDF Phishing Email

June 6, 2022

ITS Warning: PDF Phishing Email

If you have received the PDF email, you should delete it immediately. This is a phishing email. If you have interacted with this link, please contact the Help Desk immediately.

 

ITS Warning: ACTION REQUIRED !! Email Phishing Attempt

June 2, 2022

ITS Warning: ACTION REQUIRED !! Email Phishing Attempt

If you have received an email with the subject ACTION REQUIRED !!, please delete it immediately. If you have interacted with this email, contact the Help Desk immediately.

 

ITS Notification: We found a harmful file in your email environment

March 29, 2022

ITS Notification: We found a harmful file in your email environment

Please delete the following warning message(s) from Mimecast. The harmful file has been removed. We are working to stop the unnecessary warning emails. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

ITS Warning: Audio Note Received Phishing Attempt

March 11, 2022

ITS Warning: Audio Note Received Phishing Attempt

If you have received the following email or a similar one, report it with the Phish Alert button, or delete it. If you have interacted with this phishing email, please contact the Help Desk immediately by phone or email.

 

Instruction on Payment Scam

January 17, 2022

fake payment screenshot 

If you have received the following email or a similar one, report it with the Phish Alert button, or delete it. If you have interacted with this phishing email, please contact the Help Desk immediately by phone or email.

 

QR code scams are on the rise. Here's how to avoid getting duped.

January 13, 2022

Cybercriminals are increasingly using malicious QR codes to trick consumers.

Read more here.

College Finance Department Message Scam

August 2, 2021

Finance Department Message Scam

If you have received an "Important Message From College Finance Department" with one of the following messages, please report it with Phish Alert and then delete it. If you have interacted with the site linked in the email, please contact the Help Desk at itshelpFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or 201-360-4310.

 

Driver's License Phish

July 12, 2021

Driver's License Phish

​​Students may receive a text message regarding validation of your driver's license from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. These messages do not come from staff at HCCC. Please immediately delete the text message. If you have interacted with the link, please contact the Help Desk at (201) 360-4310.

 

Help Desk Phishing Email

June 12, 2021

Help Desk Phishing Email

If you receive an email with the subject "Help Desk," that suggests you click a link to increase your quota, please delete it. If you have interacted with this link, please contact the Help Desk at (201) 360-4310.

 

Pending Message From Admin

April 28, 2021

Pending Message From Admin

If you received an email with the subject "(1) Pending message from Admin," delete it immediately. If you clicked any link in that email, please contact the Help Desk immediately.

 

Fradulent Voicemail

March 29, 2021

Fradulent Voicemail

A fradulent email may be sent to HCCC users saying a voicemail has been left. If you do not recognize the user, it is highly likely to be a scam. If you have received this email and interacted with it, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

 

Virtual Personal Assistant Email Fraud

March 9, 2021

Virtual Personal Assistant Email Fraud

​A fraudulent email has been sent to HCCC students, that contains the following text:

Hello there, my name is Abraam, I'm a student at the school.
My Uncle just got transferred here and needs a Virtual Personal Assistant twice a week for $300 weekly. Kindly contact him on: (xxxxx) or forward this to anyone that might be interested.

If you have received this email and interacted with the person, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

 

Commencement Essay Phish

August 26, 2021

Commencement Essay Phish

HCCC users may receive an email as a reply to their previously sent message. The email looks like the above screenshot. Delete this message immediately. If you have clicked on the link, please contact the Help Desk.

Covid Relief Fraud

December 15, 2020

Covid Relief Fraud

Please do not interact or click any link from this email and delete the message. If you clicked on the button in the email, contact the Help Desk for assistance.

 

Cancel Account Disable Request Fraud

November 13, 2020

Cancel Account Disable Request Fraud

An email titled "Cancel Account Disable Request" is a phishing attempt. Please delete the message. If you clicked on the button in the email, contact the Help Desk for assistance.

 

Surprise Planning Scam

August 20, 2020

Surprise Planning Scam

If you receive an email from Maria Nieves asking to text you for planning a surprise with staff or other related persons, DO NOT text or call the number for this is a phishing attempt. Please send emails such as these to spamFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGEIf you have interacted with this email, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance.

 

Loan Projects Scam

July 16, 2020

Loan Projects Scam

If you receive an email regarding "Loan Projects Q2 Capex" with a link to open the document, DO NOT OPEN IT, for this is a phishing attempt. If you have interacted with this email, please contact the ITS Help Desk for assistance.

 

UPS Delivery and Gift Cards for Essential Workers Scam

May 5, 2020

UPS Delivery and Gift Cards for Essential Workers Scam

The email is fraudulent and should be deleted immediately. If you have contacted or interacted with this person, please reach out to the Help Desk.

"Good Morning" Scam

November 21, 2019

Good Morning Scam

If you receive a fraudulent "Good morning" email from someone who claims to be Dr. Glen Gabert, and requests the user to contact him, please delete the message immediately. If you have contacted this person, please reach out to the Help Desk.

 

13 Failed Messages Scam

October 23, 2019

13 Failed Messages Scam

The email indicates that the user has failed messages that should be released or lost. It suggests that the user must log in at the link in order to correct the issue. Delete this message without opening it. If you have clicked this link, please contact the Help Desk.

 

New Project Scam

May 28, 2019

New Project Scam

If you receive an email with the subject "New Project" which includes a link, as above please delete it. If you clicked the link, contact the Help Desk.

 

Government BoD Scam

May 22, 2019

Government BoD Scam

If you receive an email claiming they are from The Federal Government Board of Directors, and are asked to get back to them without delay, do not attempt to do so for this is a phishing attempt.​ The email is fraudulent and should be deleted immediately.

 

Account Owner Scam

May 21, 2019

Account Owner Scam

​If you receive an email with a subject "Incident" with an ID code, delete it without opening it for this is a phishing attempt. Do not reply to it nor open any attachments or links. If you have interacted with the email, please contact the Help Desk.

 

Lottery Donation Scam

May 16, 2019

Lottery Donation Scam

If you receive an email about a lottery donation, immediately delete it without opening it. This is a phishing attempt.​ If you clicked on this link, please change your password immediately. When ITS sees that your account has been affected by this compromise, ITS will disable your account to protect you and the community. ITS may need to add more security features to your account once it has been compromised. Contact the Help Desk with any questions.

 

E-Card Scam

April 16, 2019

E-Card Scam

Scammers have released emails which appear to be from a friend or relative. This email will tell you to click a link, copy and paste a link to a browser, or visit a website with a pickup code. The resulting website attempts to gather personal information to conduct financial fraud or to disseminate malware. Be careful with links in emails similar to this. Verify with your friend or relative via another means that they meant to send you an e-card.

 

Display Button Scam

February 5, 2019

​Malicious actors are continuing to use compromised email accounts to send messages with button, leading to several compromised websites.
 
If you receive an email with only a button in the body, and a tagline like "Hccc 07:45_31 05-February-2019." forward to spamFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE or delete it immediately. The button may have the following phrases on it:

  • display message
  • display complete
  • display full
  • display this
  • display trusted message

Display Button Scam

As with all email, if you have a doubt about the contents of a message, call the sender and verify that it was sent on purpose.

Confirm Your Interest Scam

September 5, 2018

​"HCCC : Confirm Your Interest & APPLICATION" message is fraudulent, attempting to steal your username and password credentials. Please delete it without opening it. Phishing attempts threaten your security and the college network. This attempt will send you to a Secret Shopper site and request your login information. The email looks like this:

Confirm Your Interest Scam

If you clicked on this link, please change your password immediately. When ITS sees that your account has been affected by this compromise, ITS will disable your account to protect you and the community.  ITS may need to add more security features to your account once it has been compromised. Contact the Help Desk with any questions.

Contact Information

Information Technology Services
Journal Square Campus
Patricia Clay

Associate Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer
70 Sip Avenue - 3rd Floor
26 Journal Square - 14th Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4310
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