Archive | January 31, 2017

Wire Transfer Scam (1/31/17)

In the following scam, the scammer pretends to be a senior management staff member in the University and attempts to contact fiscal administration staff in hopes of initiating fraudulent wire transfers. These scams are usually very targeted and well crafted, and is designed to steal money from the University. The generic message is usually a sign for these scams. When these emails are received, it is always a good idea to check with the senior management staff via phone or another communications mechanism to ensure the legitimacy of the email. Alternatively, you can always contact VCU IT Support Center for assistance in the verification of the email.

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From: XXXXX XXXXX <xxxxxxx@vcu.edu>
Date: Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 10:37 AM
Subject: REPLY ASAP
To: yyyyyyy@vcu.edu

Hi yyyyyyy,

Are you at the office? Write me back when you are.
Thanks
Sent from my iPhone.

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