Archive | January 12, 2019

Purchase scam (1/11/19)

The following scam attempts to trick its victims into responding to the scammer, where the scammer will then issue additional instructions to commit fraud; such as wire transfer, bank account change, or fraudulent purchases. The scammer usually pretends to be a senior employee and asks the recipient to do something on his or her behalf. Notice the non-VCU email address, generic language, and overall odd request. These are signs of a scam. Please delete this message if you received it.


Subject: Re: Available
Date: January 11, 2019 at 3:30:05 PM EST
    I’m in a meeting right now and that’s why i’m reaching you on here. I should have called you, but phone calls aren’t allowed during the meeting.I don’t know when the meeting will be ending, And i want you to help me out on something very important right away.


Chair, Department of XXXXXXX

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