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Subject: Quick Request

Can you give me your available text number that i can reach you at?


[REDACTED] Dean of Students Boston University

[Variations of this email include impersonations from various members of the BU Community]

Posted on 11/13/2020

Subject: Mail Miss Lemonnier


I apologize for this intrusion. I am Miss Lemonnier and I wish to speak to you about an operation.

Nb: answer to my private address: [REDACTED]

Miss Lemonnier

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Posted on 11/6/2020

Subject: Per my call


I just tried you at your desk. I am the account manager here for Boston University.

I wanted to reach out to you to schedule a quick intro call. I work with some of your competitors and I wanted to discuss some of the candidates we have available who have been displaced due to covid.

I’m attaching a snapshot of Mitchell Martin.

Please let me know if you have some time this week or next to schedule a call.


Dan LaRocca
Vice President of Sales

If you'd like me to stop sending you emails, please click here http://www.scamlink.scam

Posted on 11/6/2020

Subject: Immediate Interview Request

Dear Prospective Employee,

Our Talent Acquisition Consultant has received, reviewed, and evaluated the resume you posted and you have been shortlisted for an online interview because we strongly believe your skill set meets the desired criteria.

The open positions are Data Entry Representative, Content Marketing Manager, Administrative Assistant, Sales Associate, IT Manager, and Customer Service/Call Center Representative.

Following the newest online screening introduced by The Bureau of Human Resources, you are required to download the Telegram application (on your mobile device or PC) via telegram.org/apps and set up an account to contact Anna Baglieri, one of the Hiring Managers, via Telegram Messenger by adding up her profile @[REDACTED] or visit the Telegram link http://www.scamlink.scam, which can be used to identify her for the online interview.

We look forward to working with you,
Hiring Department

Posted on 10/30/2020

Subject: BU Immediate Part - Time Job Opening : It will not affect your present Employment/Study!


Please note that this Part-Time Position will not affect your present Employment OR Study.
This Job is Fun, Rewarding and Flexible.

View Enclosed to Apply

BU Career Center || Job Placement
(c) 2020 * Boston University *

Posted on 10/23/2020

Subject: Kindly Drop your personal text number

[This email contained no body]

Posted on 10/23/2020

Subject: COVID-19 Alert System !!

Dear Staff/Employee,

As we are preparing to enter the new phase of COVID-19 level. IT Helpdesk has introduced the Alert System to manage and minimize the risk of COVID-19. All Staff are required to Login COVID-19 Alert System to see their tasks and schedules.

To access, Click on COVID-19 Alert System

Take care and keep safe.

IT Helpdesk
©2020 All rights reserved

Posted on 10/23/2020

Subject: PAID (Part-Time)

Dear Applicant

Are you interested in a PAID UNICEF PART-TIME POSITION job to make up to $400 (USD) weekly,

Send an email, for more info to - millenniumautomobile@gmail.com


Remember to send the email from your "PRIVATE EMAIL"
Do enjoy the rest of your day.

Chief Human Resources Officer
202 E Earll Dr Suite #200

Posted on 10/16/2020

Subject: Email Confirmation!

Delivery of 2 new emails to your [REDACTED]@bu.edu inbox as of 13/07/2020 02:53PM got bounced.

Recover_bounced_emails -> https://scamlink.scam

©2020 Trustees of Boston University WebMail Support

Posted on 10/16/2020

Subject: I foresee success of my future investment in your country

My name is Ms. [REDACTED], A Thai citizen in Asian Continent but currently
residing in abroad, I trust this email meets you in good health, I just got
your contact today during a research about your country and I will say that
I foresee success of my future investment ventures in your country. I want
to invest in your country and I would like you to assist me in my investment
with moral and physical advises. Please do reply me as soon as possible so
we can discuss more.

I look forward to hear from you soon

Posted on 10/9/2020

Subject: Work From Home

Hello there,

Green Light Energy is currently recruiting for a position of a financial assistant. You do not require any financial expertise to work as you will be working from home. This job is a Tax free job as it is regarded as a passive income by the Government.

You get a monthly pay of $1000 and a 10% commission on any transaction done. If you are interested kindly send the following details to register your interest.

1) Full names:
2) Address:
3) Occupation
4) Date of Birth
5) Email Address:
6) Phone Number:

Kindly send the details or reply this message to this email: [REDACTED]@gmail.com

Once we have this details, we will then contact you for further instructions.

[REDACTED] 978685

Posted on 10/9/2020

Subject: Are you there

From: Robert Brown <notrobertbrown@gmail.com>

Can we have a quick chat? Please i need you to handle a request on my behalf, Let me know if you can help me out Asap.


Posted on 10/9/2020

Subject: Action required: Ticket#7854416006

This is the mail system at host mx-bu.edu Email Delivery Subsystem

Bu Quarantined E-Mail Summary Report:

Total Quarantined Emails: 3
User: [REDACTED]@bu.edu

Bu email system failed to process new mails to your inbox folder.
Two (2) valid mails have been held in the quarantine mailbox as junk mails.
Review these messages and recover mails that are valid to your inbox folder.

Review Messages Now » http://scamlink.scam

*Sign-in is validated by Bu internal user database.

PLEASE NOTE: Quarantined mails will be deleted automatically after 3 days.
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This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this email.
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This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service.
For more information please visit http://scamlink.scam

Posted on 10/7/2020

Subject: Immediate Job Opening For October : It will not affect your
present Employment/Study!


This Part-Time Job Position will not affect your present Employment OR
This Job is Fun, Rewarding and Flexible.

View Enclosed to Apply

BU Career Center || Job Placement.
© 2020 • Boston University •

Posted on 10/7/2020

Subject: Commercial offer


Unfortunately, I have some bad news for you.
Several months ago, I got access to the device you are using to browse the internet.
Since that time, I have been monitoring your internet activity.

Here is the proof I hacked this email. Your password at the time when I got access to your email: [REDACTED]

Being a regular visitor of adult websites, I can confirm that it is you who is responsible for this.
To keep it simple, the websites you visited provided me with access to your data.

I've uploaded a Trojan horse on the driver basis that updates its signature several times per day, to make it impossible for antivirus to detect it. Additionally, it gives me access to your camera and microphone.
Moreover, I have backed-up all the data, including photos, social media, chats and contacts.

Just recently, I came up with an awesome idea to create the video where you [REDACTED] in one part of the screen, while the video was simultaneously playing on another screen. That was fun!

Rest assured that I can easily send this video to all your contacts with a few clicks, and I assume that you would like to prevent this scenario.

With that in mind, here is my proposal:
Transfer the amount equivalent to 1700 USD to my Bitcoin wallet, and I will forget about the entire thing. I will also delete all data and videos permanently.

In my opinion, this is a somewhat modest price for my work.
You can figure out how to purchase Bitcoins using search engines like Google or Bing, seeing that it's not very difficult.

My Bitcoin wallet (BTC): [REDACTED]

You have 48 hours to reply and you should also bear the following in mind:

It makes no sense to reply me - the address has been generated automatically.
It makes no sense to complain either, since the letter along with my Bitcoin wallet cannot be tracked.
Everything has been orchestrated precisely.

If I ever detect that you mentioned anything about this letter to anyone - the video will be immediately shared, and your contacts will be the first to receive it. Following that, the video will be posted on the web!

P.S. The time will start once you open this letter. (This program has a built-in timer).

Good luck and take it easy! It was just bad luck, next time please be careful.

Posted on 10/7/2020

Subject: Bu password update

Importance: High

Bu Password Expiration


Your bu.edu password will be due for expiration by Sunday 09/27/2020,

We write to inform you that [REDACTED]@bu.edu will be suspended on 09/25/2020.

Kindly update your password from below portal to resolve this issue now.

UPDATE PASSWORD HERE http://scamlink.scam

NOTE: [REDACTED]@bu.edu (mailto:[REDACTED]@bu.edu) will be deactivated; if not verified before Sunday 09/27/2020.

Best Regards,
Bu Service Team.
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
(c) Bu Mailbox Team. All Rights Reserved. (1995-2020)

Posted on XX/XX/20XX

Subject: Urgent Attention Required

I would like to know if you had received our previous message concerning the error with your direct deposit information kindly

Boston University Payroll Manager 617-358-0110 [REDACTED]@bu.edu

Posted on 10/7/2020

Subject: Email Account Cleanup - Removal of Accounts

IN 2 DAYS - Account Deletions 10/03 - Email Account Cleanup - Removal of Accounts

As part of the campus annual user account audit, CIS will be removing accounts for anyone that wasn’t enrolled for the Spring 2020 or Fall 2020 semesters. Anyone that wishes to retain messages currently in their live.edu mailbox should forward those messages to a commercial email solution like Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook.com. Mailboxes will be removed on 10/03/2020 and there will be no access to Office 365 after that date.

You are receiving this email as your account is slated for deletion.

To Retain your Access follow the Admin link: http://www.scamlink.scam

Posted on 10/5/2020

Subject: BU Part - Time Job Opening : It will not affect your present Employment/Study!


*Please Note : This P/T Position will not affect your present Employment OR Study.*
*This Job is Fun, Rewarding and Flexible.*

*View Enclosed to Apply: http://www.scamlink.scam *

Posted on 10/5/2020