IT Services has been monitoring an active, persistent scam that is targeting staff at the University as well as many other institutions. These types of email scams use messaging to press a recipient to act quickly, usually asking the recipient to purchase gift cards for a manager who has no time to talk.

If you receive an unusual urgent email requesting money (via wire transfer, gift card, or other means) from your supervisor or member of leadership, contact the sender by phone call, chat, or in-person to verify it before responding. View Information Security’s blog post for specific examples of emails and more tips to identify and avoid these email scams.