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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Phish Bowl Examples

Northwest Phish Bowl Examples

Below are just some examples of the phishing email schemes seen at Northwest.  Do not explore email addresses that you may encounter in any phishing examples shown on this web page.  These are real examples.

If you have questions about your Northwest email or want to report a concerning email you received in your Northwest email contact the Information Technology (ITHelp Desk at 660.562.1634. You can also email the IT Help Desk with your email questions or forward phishing emails that yor received in your Northwest email to the Email is not recommended where timeliness is a factor! 

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IT Help Desk Specialist Phishing Scam

IT Help Desk Specialist Phishing Scam

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Latest Phishing Alert

Decision Needed Example

Subject: Decision Needed
Date: September 7, 2016

Hello <Full Name>
I am the Assistant Awards Manager and am emailing on behalf of my colleague Faheem, who is co-ordinating the 2016 Large Cap Awards, by Corp America Magazine.
He recently advised that Northwest Missouri State University has received a nomination, and is looking for a response on how you wish to proceed with this, by replying with one of the below:
It is completely free of charge to take part in our awards programmes, however should you have any further questions please contact me on the number below.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Kind Regards
Lauren Downs – Assistant Awards Manager
Tel: 212 618 1855

Mailbox Upgrade Example

Subject: Mailbox Upgrade
Date: September 11, 2016


This is to inform you that on 18th September, 2016.Your email will be 

De-activated, If you choose not to update your account ON or 

before 18th September, 2016. You will not be able to read and send 

emails, You will no longer have access to many of the latest features for improved, conversations, 

contacts and attachments.

Re-validate Your Account 

Take a minute to update your account for a faster, safer and full-featured Webmail experience.

Note: Once you see this mail in your junk folder kind move to inbox and verify your email account 

Thank You
Member Service

Secure Your Mailbox

Subject: Secure your mailbox
Date: September 21, 2016

Northwest email Admin has detected unusual activity related to your account and will be temporarily disabled if you don’t Re-Activate and add more space. CLICK HERE to login and re-activate.




Internet Network 2016

Mailbox Suspending Issues.

Subject: Mailbox Suspending Issues
Date: September 5, 2016

Dear Staff/Student,

Please upgrade your mailbox now before the due date we posted, in other not to lose your mailbox to the hacker and spammers.




Northwest University Management..

Your Account Has been Blacklisted

Date: September 5, 2016

Your Account was Detected from spam Activities and Will BE Fully blocked.  If no aaction is taken from your side we will be force to continue the process of blocking your account.  If you would like to continue using your email account click the Re-activate Now button below.

The NOTE:  Failure Message to the respond to the this, from your Account at The Will BE Deactivated Database

Email Account Shut Down

Subject: Email Account Shut Down
Date: September 4, 2016

From:  Northwest Security <redacted>

Dear Valued User,

Due to recent online security incidents, your account has been blacklisted under the Northwest mail terms due to your e-mail account verification failure.  Note that with subsequent verification failure, Northwest may terminate its service for your account.

To help Northwest serve you better, it is very important for you to Verify your email account.  Please Verify Now.  To verify your account.

We apologize for the inconvenience an appreciate your understanding.

Thank You

Thanks for your cooperation

Mail Service Team @All Rights Reserved