Money transfer scam (4/7/17)

The following scam attempts to trick individuals into initiating a wire transfer scam. The emails will usually pretend like it came from the supervisor or department head, asking whether the individual is available. If the individual responds, then the scammer will ask for a wire transfer. Notice the non-VCU email address, generic language, and the unusual request; all of these are tell-tale signs of a scam. Please be on the look-out for these scams and notify the VCU Information Security Office when you see them.

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From: XXXXXX X XXXX <sandradouglas1996@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM
Subject: Re:
To:

I need you to process a wire transfer, Let me know if we still have enough time to get that done today?

Regards
XXXXXX X XXXX

 

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