Tutoring Scam (2/22/2020)

There is always a scam running amuck and this is no new scam. The scammer is pretending to need tutoring services. Often the scammer will over pay using a check and ask for money back. The check will ultimately bounce and you will be on the hook for the money. Be vigilant and contact our office (infosec@vcu.edu) if you receive these types of scams. The scam is below:


On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 7:16 PM Sean Canfield <eichholzjulian@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello
How are you doing today? This is Sean Canfield. I saw your contact at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Chemistry under the Directory’s portal. I seek a private high school introductory chemistry tutor for my Daughter. I would like to know if you have a STUDENT/TUTOR available for the job.

As you will be unable to tutor her owing to your BUSY SCHEDULE/STATUS, you can RECOMMEND one of your STUDENT(s) who is capable of tutoring.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the tutoring could be done remotely. This depends on the tutor’s directive.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
Sean

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