Re: Quick Request, Scam (10-30-19)

The following is a spearphish in which the scammer is claiming to the be a fellow employee. The scammer claims to need to know the account balance so that they can send payment to a vendor. The scammer also claims that they are busy and can only be contacted via Email.

This is a scam, the vendor is actually the scammer. In this particular scam, the scammer spoofed the email address to appear more legitimate, this is a common tactic among scammer. The best course of action is to delete and ignore the email. If you think this might be legitimate please reach out to the impersonated personal via another channel of communication to confirm.
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From: Scammer scammer@vcu.edu
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: Quick Request.
To: victim@vcu.edu

Hi Victim,

What is the available current balance in our accounts as of today? I need you to process a wire transfer to a vendor.

Email me, I’ll be busy.

Thanks

Sent from myMail for iOS

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