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PHISH – Confirm Account

The email below is a phishing email.  It contains a link that leads to a malicious page, please do not click any links contained within and delete the email.


Below is an image of an email sent by a Tony Burr.  Even though this came from a Google Drive sharing address, this is instead a phishing email impersonating a TCNJ employee.  These often contain a mismatched sender to the person stated as the file sharer.  You can also see the sender address is not…

Payroll Self-Service Phish

The following message is a phish. Please ignore and delete it. The links is to a malicious wordpress site  From: Technology Department <> Date: Mon, Jan 23, 2023 at 7:59 AM Subject: Employee Payroll Self-Service Update To: XXXX Employee Payroll Self-Service Update Dear Employee, Our Payroll Department is in the process of updating and upgrading…

Assistant Job Scam

There have been a number of reports of an outside party impersonating a TCNJ professor offering a a job to students. This is a scam. A TCNJ professor will never reach out to any students on their personal email accounts and ask the student to be their assistant.  Any unsolicited messages should be scrutinized, especially…

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…