Email Scam (August 16, 2017): “IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: University of Chicago Document To All Employees From President Robert Zimmer – August 16, 2017”

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From: Jerry Allen <mailto:Jerry.Allen@transwestern.com>
To:
Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:37 AM
Subject: IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: University of Chicago Document To All Employees From President Robert Zimmer – August 16, 2017
Body:

 

A message from Robert Zimmer, President of the University of Chicago:

Dear Staff and faculty,

Attached is the employee strategic initiatives document update.

It’s of high importance all staffs read through on what improves the employee strategic.

Sincerely,

Robert Zimmer

President & Chief Executive Officer
Rzimmer@uchicago.edu

University of Chicago

 

How do you know this is a Phishing Scam:

This phish is sent from a non-UChicago email address and is signed by a prominent figure at the University of Chicago – this is a huge red flag. It is also missing contact information that would allow you to reach his office with any questions regarding its validity.

In addition, the subject states immediate action is required, but the message is very vague. This is a common tactic used by phishers to get the recipient to let down their guard and act on the email. This is a scam! Do not open attachments when you are not sure of the sender. Delete this phish.

 

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