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Phish – Subject: Available?

Phish reported that attempts to look like it is from a few different TCNJ people. Please ignore and delete the message I’m so tied up in an impromptu meeting right now, I would have preferred to call you but phone is not allowed during the meeting and I need you to run an urgent task…

PHISH – Retirement And Pension Meetings for The College of New Jersey Employees

An email was recently sent to a wide number of TCNJ employees in regards to retirement advisory.  This is not a provider that TCNJ uses and is unsolicited spam email.  As with any email received from an external 3rd party, be extremely careful with any information you provide to them.  See below for screenshot of…

It’s Cybersecurity Month 2022!

It’s October, and that means it’s Cybersecurity Month!  This year’s theme for Cybersecurity Month is “See Yourself in Cyber.”  Seeing yourself in cybersecurity means to look at the things you do every day, both at work, at home and elsewhere, and see where you can do things to better protect yourself and others.  Things such…


Scam from a compromised account. Please ignore and delete the message Subject: JOB OPENING @TCNJ To: Our affiliate needs an administrative assistant. It is a part time job and quite flexible, the person is needed to perform various tasks like research, logistics, making or receiving payment, keeping records and processing paperwork when necessary. Please find…

Phish – Subject: Kindly send me your available cell number

Phishing for for phone numbers pretending to be the provost. Please delete and do not reply   From: Jeffrey M Osborn <> Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2022 at 8:00 PM Subject: Kindly send me your available cell number To: <> — Jeffrey M. Osborn Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Text Message Scam – 201-908-6007

A number of people have reported SMS messages from (201) 908-6007 attempting to impersonate President Foster. The message is Hello John Smith. Let me know if you get this text. Kathryn A. Foster. President The College of New Jersey This message is a scam. If you receive this message do not reply. If you did…

PHISH – Subject: | Work Opportunity for

See below image of email.  This is a phishing attempt by an outside source attempting to harvest information from TCNJ users.  Do not reply or click any links contained within this email.  If you receive any suspicious messages, please report them to  

Text Message Scam Alert

A number of people have reported receiving a suspicious sms message on their personal cell phone. The message is brief asking for a reply and impersonating another employee at TCNJ. If you receive a message like this do not reply, and report it to the Information Security Office. All suspicious messages should be reported to…

Phish – Subject: Re: Mandatory

Another phish reported. Links to a weebly site imitating a O365 login page.  From: DEBORAH CARR-SANCHEZ <> To: Microsoft Viva <> Subject: Re: Mandatory Date: 2022-04-11 12:05PM Mandatory notice. You are requested to verify your email to migrate to the latest upgraded service 2022 to avoid deactivation of your email in the next 24-hours. To…