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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Monday, 2/24

February 24, 2020

On February 24, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Kiki Susan,” and asks the recipient to “reply via this email address with a copy of your updated resume and semester schedule.”

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 - Friday, 2/21

February 21, 2020

On February 21, 2020 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin,” and asks the recipient “Where are you? Please let me know because there’s something I need you to do for me."

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 - Thursday, 2/20

February 20, 2020

On February 20, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Library Notification" began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “University Libraries”, notifies the recipient “your access to UMass Library’s Services and Resources will expire soon,” and contains web links to “University Libraries.” The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass login page.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Tuesday, 2/18

February 18, 2020

On February 18, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “Quick request” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Julie Hayes,” asks the recipient to "Send me your available text number that I can reach you at."

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, 2/17

February 17, 2020

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