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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Monday, 2/17

February 17, 2020

On February 17, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Important Email Notice” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Thursday, 2/12

February 12, 2020

On February 12, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Urgent reply” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Simon Neame,” and tells the recipient “I need your urgent assistance”.

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.

Phishing Awareness: UMass Amherst IT Observes Trend of Phishing Messages

February 10, 2020

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) has received reports of several phishing attempts using similar language and tactics to target members of the campus community.

This trend of phishing emails involves the scammer(s) creating a fake email address that tries to resemble that of faculty and staff on campus (e.g. [faculty name].umass.amherst@gmail.com or [faculty name].umass.edu@gmail.com).

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Monday, 2/10

February 10, 2020

On February 10, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Urgent Request” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Robert Feldman,” and asks the recipient “are you available at the moment?”

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Monday, 2/10

February 10, 2020

On February 10, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Important”, “Reply ASAP”, or “Confidential” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Simon J. Neame,” and asks the recipient reply to the email.

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.