2 Nov 2018
Scam email titled 'Are you on Campus...'
IT Services have been made aware of scam emails being received by staff with the subject 'Are you on campus’.
The scammers appear to have researched who to target with these emails and mimic who the email is sent from.
The details of the email are:
- The emails appear to come from a senior colleague within your school or professional service such as Dean of School or Head of Department displaying their name but using a personal email address;
- Initially they ask if you are available on campus to start the engagement;
- The scammer implies they are in a meeting, but has an urgent request and can't be contacted by phone;
- They request you to purchase physical gift cards such as iTunes/Amazon on their behalf.
Please do not respond to the email and delete it as soon as you receive it.
If you have responded to the email and/or want further advice, please contact IT Services (email@example.com)
For guidance on dealing with email spam, go to the IT Services webste (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/staff/security/phishing/)