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The Information Security Office maintains a world class cyber security framework for strategies, standards, and policies. These ensure that all identified information assets are available with appropriate integrity and confidentiality.

For information security questions please Contact Us. To report an incident, please use the "Report Incidents" button on this page.

Please continue to report any suspicious or malicious message by forwarding it as an attachment (ctrl-alt-F  in Outlook) to abuse@chapman.edu.  

Latest Phishing Emails

Below are the latest phishing emails that we are seeing impact our Chapman community.

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+ - 09/12/2019 : Subject :Wire Transfer Confirmed

Hello Customer,

This is an alert notice:

A Wire transfer , recently initiated from your bank account (by you or another person), was cancelled by the Federal Reserve Wire Network yesterday.
Please click here to view further information


-H.J Potter, Team Lead

+ - 08/09/2019 : Subject :Your mailbox at XXX[@]chapman.edu is 99% full.

From: chapman.edu IT <it[@]chapman.edu>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 8:44 AM
To: Trinh, Dominic <XXXX[@]chapman.edu>
Subject: Your mailbox at XXXX[@]chapman.edu is 99% full.

External Message

Dear XXXX[@]chapman.edu,
You have 5 new held messages marked as important
We have included some of the messages below for your review. Kindly upgrade your mailbox at XXXX[@]chapman.edu. The upgrade process takes few seconds only. Failure to upgrade your mailbox at XXXX[@]chapman.edu would lead to permanent lost of important messages and malfuntion of your mailbox due to lack of enough space for effective function.
If you wish to keep using your emailΙ, kindly cΙick below
You can also manage held messages in your Upgrade Mail-Box Space.

chapman.edu Administrator
This message was sent to trinh@chapman.edu, If you received this message by mistake kindly delete it.

NOTE: This email originated from outside Chapman’s network. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know content is safe.


*InfoSec Note: This is a "classic" email credential phishing. Posing as the IT department, the attacker is aiming to obtain your Chapman University Password and Username.

+ - 08/06/2019 : Subject : HELLO!!!

External Message

 Are you available right now?

 NOTE: This email originated from outside Chapman’s network. Do not click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender and know content is safe.

Information Security Office Note: This is a gift card scam. go to chapman.edu/scams to learn more about different types of scams.

+ - 07/29/2019 : Subject :ACH Notification

The link below is a summary of Origination activity for the past 7 days.
Previous 7 Days ACH Notifications ,link removed>

Due to recent security policy changes we no longer attach documents to emails.

If you need assistance please visit our site at APD.com <link removed>

+ - 07/25/2019 : Subject :Tutoring



How are you doing today? This is Jeremy Horton. I saw your contact at the University,<position listed on Chapman.edu>. I seek for a private tutor for my son. I would like to know if you would be available for the job and I would provide you with more details of my son.


The lessons could hold at the campus/library or your home, if you staying close to campus.


If you would not be able to teach him owing to your busy schedule, you can recommend one of your students or colleagues who is capable of teaching.


Looking forward reading from you.


Best regards,



*Information Security Note: This is an overpayment check deposit scam.

For more information visit www.chapman.edu/scams


+ - 07/23/2019 : Subject :CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY Summer Job Alert (REWARDING FLEXIBLE OFFER)

Attention [[-Email-]],

You have received this email as you are selected for shadow shopper review for College and University, You can earn as much as a thousand dollar weekly.

Apply now using the button below.

<link removed>

+ - 06/25/2019 : Subject :<No Subject>

External Message

Are you in campus today something happened to me here and I want you to help me out over there ASAP

***Office of Information Security Note: The email pretends to be sent by Dean Jerry Price.****

+ - 05/23/2019 : Subject :Generated Message: Activate Now

Dear Client,

Please follow these steps to activate APD Single Sign-On.

The activation is recommended for all APD users and contains imporvement to privacy, compatibility and security.
1. Click myAccess.apd[.]com <link removed>
2. Enter your USER ID and PASSWORD
3. Click Log in and your setup is complete
Thank you,


+ - 05/16/2019: Subject : JOB REFERRAL

Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:16 AM

You have received a referral to participate in this shop and earn offer. It is an opportunity to earn up to $1000 weekly. The job is exciting, flexible and will not affect your current job. Don't miss this opportunity. View the enclosed for job details and application.

*Note: Attached to this phishing email is an Adobe pdf with an embedded link. Please do not click the link.

+ - 04/16/2019 : Subject : Hello

Are you on campus ?

+ - 04/08/2019 : Subject : Purchase Order

Please find attached Purchase Order from Andinanet Trading Co, Ltd. Our standard terms of purchase are attached to this email for your information Please confirm the Purchase Order and revert with the order confirmation within 24 hours.


Purchasing Department

Andinanet Trading Co.,Ltd


  Document007.pdf  |  1 file  (total 387.5 KB)               VIEW | DOWNL OAD

+ - 04/05/2019 : Subject : Unusual Sign-in Activity

Subject: Unusual Sign-in Activity


Verify your email ****@chapman.edu

We detected a recent sign-in on your e-mail.

Visit your office portal to verify that it was you.

Verify: <removed>


The Office 365 Support Team





© 2019 Chapman.edu Microsoft
Terms of use Privacy & Cookies

+ - 04/04/2019 : Subject : Earn $400 Weekly, Work Part-Time Job

I am <removed>, I am writing you from the General University/College Job Outreach. Are you interested to work as a Personal Assistant/Errands on a part time basis, Pay is Attractive, $400 weekly guarantee.


I was working for Rhonda Holmes but I can't work for her anymore because of my busy schedule she needs someone new to help her with the few errands trust me is nothing hectic and I really enjoyed working with her.


If you are interested in the position. Send an email to Jane Anderson at :




right away for more information about the position.



+ - 03/26/2019 : Subject: Invoice 72393

From: Ethan Callaghan <EthanCallaghan[@]demo-marketing.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 10:48 AM
To: <xxxxx@chapman.edu>
Subject: Invoice 72393



I tried to call you last week but you did not answer.
Will you finally pay this or do we have to take legal action?

Invoice 72393

Many thanks.
Thank you.

Ethan Callaghan
Accounting Manager

+ - 03/22/2019 : Subject : Chapman University Re-Evaluated and Up to Date Responsible Use of Technology Resources For All Employees

Letter From The President Dr Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D.


Dear Colleagues:


Our aim is to provide guidance and align our behaviors as we make great decisions that impact our daily operations. We rely on our values and this code as guidelines, as a breach of the Policy may result in disciplinary action against the Employee concerned.


All employees, including all individuals on full-time or part-time employment with the institution are required to go through the guidelines attached in this email. It is important that we all adhere to these guidelines so you will be helping to ensure a future success of this great institution


Thank you for your ongoing commitment to delivering a better and reliable service.






Dr Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D.


Chapman University

One University Drive

Orange, CA 92866

Phone: 714-997-6815

Email: struppa@chapman.edu

Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this communication is privileged and confidential and is intended for the sole use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, do not read, distribute or reproduce it (including any attachments). If you have received this email in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or email reply.

+ - 03/15/2019 : Subject : Chapman University send you this exciting new opportunity

Dear Montana Students, Faculty and Staff:

Attached is a new Document. I have sent it in a secured file, kindly sign in with your email to review.

I look forward to sharing with you additional news on this exciting new opportunity for you.

© 2019 Chapman University
1 University Dr

Orange, CA 92866

+ - 03/13/2019: Subject : Admission! Admin Assitant NEEDED


Service NEEDED (Admin. Assistant job) Text Dr Hill 781) 214-1052 for information

+ - 03/08/2019 : Subject : Are you on campus?

From: Lamuel Day <anthonypittman444[@]gmail.com>
Date: March 8, 2019 at 8:45:50 AM PST
To: xxxx@chapman.edu
Subject: Are you on campus?


Dr. Lemuel Day

Associate Professor

Chair, Department of Sociology

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Department of Sociology

+ - 03/05/2019 : Subject : Urgent

From: President Incharge <inchargepresident[@]gmail.com>
Date: March 5, 2019 at 8:13:39 AM PST
To: xxxxx@chapman.edu
Subject: Urgent

Are you still available i need your help, I want you to help me out on something important ? 

 I am in a meeting right now and call is not allow here, are you free to help me

Daniele C. Struppa

+ - 02/20/2019 : Subject : Received at 02-20-2019 12- 11-50 AM (33 seconds)

CALLER ID: +1 (***) - *** – 3964

Conference phone number:  +1 (***) - *** – 3964

Audio Conferencing PIN: 90259

+ - 02/10/2019 : Subject : De-activation of yourusername@chapman.edu in Process

From: Office 365 <security[at]microsoft-essentials-security.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:17 AM
Subject: De-activation of yourusernamehere@chapman.edu in Process

Microsoft Office 365 Email Essentials
Hello Brooke
Confirm Your Email yourusernamehere@chapman.edu

Your incoming messages are queued and pending delivery on your account yourusernamehere@chapman.edu.
We require you to confirm your account with a security challenge to protect your account.
Confirm account

The Microsoft account team

This email is for yourusernamehere@chapman.edu
Powered by Microsoft Office 365 Email Essentials

+ - 02/10/2019 : Subject : MS.SURVEY.WORK@MSEVAL.COM has shared Directory - Radford University

Care for Store Evaluation Job at any store for $500. Tap the connection underneath for more subtleties: hXXps://bit.ly[/]2szhpo2 Clara Baran

Directory - Radford University

MS.SURVEY.WORK@MSEVAL.COM shared this using Po.st

+ - 02/08/2019 : Subject : Chapman ITS notice

From: Anzhelika Kalinina <kalinina[at]uoguelph[dot]ca>
Date: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 at 8:47 AM
Subject: Chapman ITS notice

You have received a new message to you via Blackboard System.
hxxps://www[dot]chapman[dot]edu/blackboard/messagecenter <link removed>

Chapman University System.

+ - 02/07/2019 : Subject : Follow up

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 06:01:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Andrew Lyon <andrewlyon342@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2019 15:01:17 +0100



Are you less busy 

+ - 01/31/2019 : Subject : ATTN REQUIRED: Paperworks Review




Dr Denise L Telford-Wren sent you an encrypted document. The document has been encrypted using Microsoft OneDrive.


Kindly review the document and get back to me if you have any questions.




View Document  <link removed>





 Thank You,



 Dr Denise L Telford-Wren

 Associate Professor

Notify IS&T immediately when you become aware of...

  • Theft or missing computer, laptop or mobile device
  • Breach of sensitive information (social security number, student records, etc.)
  • Any computer infections or spyware
  • Serious system outages