Phishing: Voicemail message (or Audio Transcript)

VERY IMPORTANT POST. Over the course of a few days, Marist College received many email messages that had HTML attachments. All the emails were phishing attempts and came in a few different formats and styles, Be sure to click "read more" to see three examples of these message and learn how to spot them in the future. Don't get caught by a phish!

News: critical software updates for Microsoft and Apple devices

Over the last two weeks, Microsoft and Apple have both announced security updates to fix critical vulnerabilities in their products.  Regularly updating all operating systems and software is a key part of ensuring the safety and security of private information. We recommend that security updates are applied as soon as they are available for both personal and Marist College owned devices. Microsoft   Microsoft released updates to fix flaws in all Windows...

Phishing: [Internal] to

This is probably the most confusing email we've seen in awhile. It's "internal", the service is "Marist essentials", you can "deliver" messages, but here is the "message log".... The email is written this way on purpose. Click Read More to find out why!


You have a very important shared file from your director! This email is a valid Sharepoint notification that leads to a shared file, but the shared file then launches a Microsoft Form that asks for user credentials. This is a very common scam. Click Read More to see what the form looks like!

Phishing: Signed eServices Documents Arrived

You have eServices Document to review! The email looks like it is from Microsoft, but what exactly is eServices and why would anyone need to view messages through it? Be suspicious of any email naming a service you are not familiar with. Click "Read More" to see the whole email and the malicious login site that is trying to steal your credentials.

FRAUD: Friday, Aug 5, 2022 (payroll scam)

President Weinman would like a change to his direct deposit. That's not really him, though, it's a criminal trying to divert the President's paycheck into a different bank account. Click Read More to find out about this very common scam.

FRAUD: (Impersonation)

You get an email from your supervisor, dean, or Vice President, asking for your cellphone number so can they send an urgent text! But beware - the sender isn't who you think it is. Read on to find out how this scam works and how to avoid falling for it.

Phishing: 1 New Document Received

You have a document from DocuSign! Just download the attachment and approve it. But wait - that's not how DocuSign works! Click "read more" to learn why this is a malicious phishing email.

FRAUD: VISA Card temporarily locked (SMISHING)

Your Visa card has been locked! Just call this number to unlock it. But no - this isn't really the credit card company. Even though credit card alert text messages are common, this one is just a smishing scam! Click Read More to find out why.


Someone has access to your account and also infected your computer with a virus! If you don't pay up in Bitcoin, some really unsavory information will be made public. But does someone really have compromising information about you? No! Click Read More for more information about this very common scam.