Archive | May 3, 2018

financial obligation!!! – Scam (5/3/18)

The following is a scam in which the scammer is posting as a VCU employee and using it to ask about sensitive information from other employees (in this case bank account balance). The scammer will then ask for a wire transfer to a vendor, who actually is the scammer.

Some signs that this is a scam are the fact that the scammer used an email address that is not the impersonated employee’s work account. If your co-worker has a work related question they will email you from their work email. If you examine the body of the email, you will notice small grammatical errors that are also signs that the email is a scam.

If you have received this email please delete it.
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From: VCU Employee p111222@comcast.net
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:59 AM
To: victim victim@vcu.edu
Subject: financial obligation!!!

Hello Victim,

Whats our current balance in the account? i will need you to sort out a financial obligation to a vendor can we process via check or wire transfer today? i sincerely appreciate your swift response.

Regards

VCU Employee

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