Phishing Alerts

This page lists sanitized versions of Phishing E-mails recently received by members of the FSU campus community.

If you have received one of the messages below, please make sure not to download any of the attachments or click on links within the message. Please delete the message from your inbox.

The email subject line is “Personal Assistant (Part-Time) Position”

There are usually two emails involved in this scam. The first email claims to have found your resume through the FSU "job search page" and asks you to reply. DO NOT REPLY

Hope you're doing good today? I had a look at your resume on your school job search and I might possibly have an opening for you confirm to me if you're available and get back to me as soon as possible. Send your personal email and mobile number  for job description to get started. Work 4- 8 hours weekly and get paid $300.
Warm Regards

 
The second email starts off this way, and then asks for you to send money to him/her:

Thanks for your mail
 I have a personal assistant position for you. As a consultant with a focus
in  international business, the majority of my clients are out of state and
out of  the country. I work as an affiliate of Norman and what we do is
supply cameras and fix CCTV for companies and banks in any country
whatsoever which is the exact reason am out of the country I need help with
my errands  because I am constantly out of town. As a matter of fact, I am
currently on a business trip to Canada at this time. I will prepay you in
advance to run some errand for me and i will pick the item up at your place
on my arrival in the state on the 20th of September. How soon can you
start?

This specific email comes from phillipchen75[at]gmail[.]com, however the sender email address and specifics of the fraud may change. 
 

If you receive this type of email, mark it as SPAM, delete it, DO NOT respond to it. And never send money to a stranger or someone soliciting funds for an alleged job.

From: Amanda Jude <EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED>
Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2019 6:46 AM
Subject: action required fafsa info.


Dear Student,

Additional information is needed to complete the financial aid application process for the 2019-2020 academic year. It is important that you respond immediately to these requests to avoid any delay in your financial aid being posted to your student account. Kindly login here at The Framingham State University. Financial Aid portal <LINK REMOVED> to view your unsatisfied requirements.

Sincerely,
Office of Student Financial Aid,
Framingham State University.
Framingham, MA 01702

From: <NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED)
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:56 PM
Subject: Hello

Are you in the office?

From: IMPERSONATING FSU STAFF <EMAIL REMOVED>
Date: 7/29/19 7:25 PM (GMT-07:00) 
Subject: Are you on campus 

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From: IMPERSONATING FSU STAFF <EMAIL REMOVED>
Date: 7/29/19 7:52 PM (GMT-07:00) 
Subject: Re: Are you on campus 

What’s your number so I can call you?

Best,

Myra

On Tue, 30 Jul 2019 at 3:32 AM, IMPERSONATING FSU STAFF <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
I need you to help me get iTunes gift card from the store. I’ll reimburse you back as soon as I get to the office.
I need to send it to someone and it is very important that I do so. I’m still at the meeting but I need to get it sent as soon as possible. Today is my best friend's son's birthday.

Best, 

Myra 


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From: IMPERSONATING FSU STAFF <EMAIL REMOVED>
Date: 7/29/19 7:25 PM (GMT-07:00) 
Subject: Are you on campus 

Available?

Re:Urgent Request

From: <EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED>
Date:  Saturday, July 27th, 2019
Subject: Re: URGENT REQUEST  

Hi ,<Name Removed>, 
 
Yes it is. What’s your phone number so I can call you?
 
Best, 
 
<Name Removed>

From: <Name Removed>
Sent: Saturday, July 27, 12:17 PM
Subject: URGENT REQUEST
To: <Name Removed>

Available?

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<Name Removed>
Professor
<Lab and Title Removed>