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ATTENTION: Impersonation Email Scams

May 11, 2020

Attention: Drexel IT has seen a recent uptick in impersonation email scams sent to members of the Drexel community. These scam emails appear to be from trustworthy entities, such as Drexel supervisors and department heads, but they are actually malicious attempts to extract money (often via gift cards) or personal information. These scam emails utilize a sense of urgency and impersonate the organizational structure of the college/department to trick recipients, including names, tailored details, writing style, etc.

These scams can be difficult to identify, but it is imperative that you do so. If you receive any such email that asks for money or personal information, first directly contact the sender (phone or in person, maintaining social distancing as necessary) to confirm they are in fact the person who sent the email.