Examples of Phishing Emails

The best way to protect yourself from phishing is to learn how to recognize a phish. Phishing emails usually appear to come from a well-known organization (perhaps even our own school district) and ask for your personal information — such as credit card number, social security number, account number or password. The following examples are actual phishing emails sent to district staff. Some of them appear to be legitimate with a cursory glance others seem plausible, however all or phishing emails. 


Sent From: ventas@tsccr.com (hacked account)

I am the Recruitment Manager of a steel company in Turkey. We are in 
need of a Reputable Company/Individual in Canada and USA that can act as 
our Company Representative (Intermediary between our clients in Canada 
and USA regions).

If interested, kindly indicate your interest by contacting me on my 
personal email (p.tact@aol.com).

Recruitment Manager


Sent From: davidpalmer134@gmail.com

School District 63 Saanich......

School District 63 Administrator have noticed a suspicious activity on your email account, You are directed to upgrade your email account today to Saanich New version Zimbra Mail 2016

Click here to upgrade to Saanich New Version Email

Failure to upgrade email will be shutdown today.

School District 63 (Saanich) 
• 2125 Keating Cross Road • 
Saanichton, BC V8M 2A5


Sent From (hacked sd63 email account who had responded to another phishing email)

Attention All Saanich School District User

Due to the large number of spam received yesterday on our server,Your email has been compromised, All users are required to click on the below link and login again to validate all affected account

Do not fail to follow the above instructions to avoid total lock down from your account and lost of vital information on your account

Saanich School District | Great places to learn, Safe places to be
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Sent From: brenda.begley662@topper.wku.edu (hacked account)

Your BC.CA Outlook Exceeded it storage limit CLICK-HERE fill and click SUBMIT for more space or you wont be able to send Mail.


Sent From (info@master-remont.kz)

Good Day,

This is to inform you that warren buffett foundation has a donation for you, send us your contact information to this email(wbfefft@aim.com)

Kind Regards

David Machado



Sent From (oamezprin@concepcionistas.es)

I am Ms.Ella Golan, I am the Executive Vice President Banking Division with
I am getting in touch with you regarding an extremely important and urgent
matter. If you would oblige me the opportunity, I shall provide you with
details upon your response.

Ms.Ella Golan

Last modified: Thursday, 21 July 2016, 7:51 AM