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[PHISH] Subject: Important Notice

Email verification via Google Form scam. Please ignore and delete This is the last time we will notify you that we’ll stop processing incoming emails in your school account, and the reason is you failed to verify your Microsoft account which may lead to the permanent deletion of your account from our database in the… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Subject: Job opportunity Offer

Another job scam phish. Please ignore and delete.  Date: Fri, Jul 5, 2024 at 9:52 AM Subject: Job opportunity Offer To: Dear Friends,   This opportunity should be done at leisure taking at most 1 hour per day,2-3 times a week and earn $500 Weekly.. During this time that we are in, working from home would… Continue Reading

[PHISH] ANCHOR Benefit or Homestead benefit.

New phish reported. Trying to capture your SSN and other personal information. Please ignore and delete From:NEW JERSEY DIVISION OF TAXATION <> To: XXX Subject: ANCHOR Benefit or Homestead benefit. Dear XXXXX. Your 2020 ANCHOR Benefit application is currently being processed. You are hereby required to send a photo of your Driver’s license, Social Security… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Data Collection Research

See below for an example of a recent phishing attempt offering a research position and requesting personal information.  This one impersonates a TCNJ faculty member but comes from a Gmail account.  Be sure to carefully review any email received and confirm the validity of the email with the sender directly, preferably via phone call, in… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Now Hiring: Part-Time Online Office Assistant

Another job scam. Please ignore and delete.  Subject: Now Hiring: Part-Time Online Office Assistant & Advertising Agent To: Join DiscoverMyBusiness remotely! No experience needed. Manage communications, assist with admin tasks, and collaborate on advertising. $500 weekly pay! Strong communication skills and multitasking ability required. Apply now by emailing! Continue Reading

[PHISH] Subject: Staff and Student Recruitment

Another job scam reported. Please ignore and delete these messages.  From: Gramong Sin <gramongsin@gmail[.]com> Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2024 at 1:35 PM Subject: Staff and Student Recruitment To: If you can work from home, this position is for you. A startup company is looking to hire anyone who can work under minimal or no supervision advertising the company… Continue Reading

[Phish] Subject: Email confirmation.

Another QR code phish was reported. Please delete the message. The image text contains Due to recent security, This email is to confirm 2-Factor Authentication for all.. The College of New Jersey email recipients You’re hereby required to complete exercise with the mobile number you want your …     Continue Reading


We received reports of users getting an email from arianna2.young@famu[.]edu with the subject TCNJ Mail. that contained a QR code and prompted the user to follow it using their 2FA enrolled device.  This email is not from TCNJ and is attempting to harvest credentials from TCNJ users.  The email does not come from a TCNJ… Continue Reading

[PHISH] URGENT: Possible Exposure Incident

The following phish was reported. Please delete the message. The link is a cloned TCNJ login page that would even ask for Duo codes. If you did fall for this phish you must change your TCNJ password immediately.  Dear Members of the The College of New Jersey Community, I trust this message finds you in good health.… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Email Confirmation

We’ve been alerted to a phishing campaign using a QR code attempting to get TCNJ users to provide their email credentials.  The email utilizes a QR code in an attempt to circumvent phishing detections.  Do not scan the QR code or enter any informaiton in the subsequent landing page.  Thank you. (QR code obfuscated and… Continue Reading


The following student job scam message was sent to a large number of people. Please ignore and delete the message.  From: Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2023 5:19 PM Subject: STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION FROM THE OFFICE OF JOB PLACEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES – THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY In reference to the above subject… Continue Reading

[PHISH] 2023 Employees Benefit Program

Today we detected a phishing email that attempts to harvest TCNJ user credentials.  The email claims to offer a $700 benefit to employees.  The email address comes from outside the TCNJ environment and is generic in its email body.  If you visited this site and entered any credentials, change your TCNJ password immediately. The landing… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Student Employment Hiring Contract

We’ve discovered a phishing campaign directed at a number of TCNJ users in which the attacker is impersonating Lea DiFonzo.  The email offers a remote assistant research position.  Do not reply or interact with this attacker as they will likely attempt to gather your personal information or attempt to get you to purchase gift cards… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Job Offer Phishing Attack

Today we identified a phishing attack against a number of TCNJ users.  This email comes from an outside email address and is impersonating a faculty member at TCNJ.  The attacker will respond with a URL to visit if someone replies with interest in the job offer.  This URL will take the victim to a site… Continue Reading

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Welcome to Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023!  Cybersecurity is widely becoming something that everyone should be aware of.  This month we promote awareness among TCNJ employees and encourage you to promote cybersecurity awareness outside of TCNJ as well.  You should have received an email regarding our annual training program, but if you have not, the email… Continue Reading

TIAA MOVEit Transfer Breach Notification

TCNJ has been notified by Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) that a 3rd party vendor they use, Pension Benefit Information, LLC (PBI), had a data breach of their MOVEit transfer service. PBI has mailed notification letters to the affected individuals. If you have received a notification letter, we suggest you take advantage of the… Continue Reading

Phish – Subject: TCNJ

New phish with a link to a weebly site that tries to look like a TCNJ login page. Please delete.  From: Support TCNJ <> Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2023 at 5:16 PM Subject: TCNJ To: Due to a recent Phishing email that has been going around the TCNJ most Student/Staff Service accounts have been compromised.… Continue Reading

[PHISH] Cell Number Phish from emails

We have received reports where a number of email addresses are sending in emails impersonating TCNJ employees and requesting user cell phone numbers.  The email from address contains the employees name but the email address contains a misspelled or imitated office title and ends in  The attackers are also including an official looking… Continue Reading