These are targeted and simple forms of phishing emails designed to get victims to click on a link that contains malicious content or steals your credentials.
Tips if Something Seems Off:
Double-check the email address before responding
Look to make sure the email address is correct. In Gmail hover your mouse over the sender name for the email to display. On a mobile phone or a touchscreen, press and hold the link (don't tap!) to reveal the actual URL. (Look in the bottom left corner of the browser window.) Don't click on a link unless it goes to a URL you trust.
Follow up with the sender separately
If you didn’t expect it, reject it. Or follow-up with the individual directly in a separate email or call/text to confirm.
Report and/or flag it
Examples of these types of attacks include:
Subject: Account Suspension Request
Date: 12 May 2021 23:21:48 +0200
From: security.berkeley.edu <Talisa.Warnes@citybeach.com.au>
Access to firstname.lastname@example.org will be suspended as per
request received by admin at 5/12/2021 11:21:48 p.m. UTC.
If you would like to cancel this request you may proceed below.
security.berkeley.edu Mail Center Helpdesk