Email Impersonation and Phishing - June 2021

University Technology Services has been notified of recent scam emails impersonating some faculty and staff members with high-profile roles. These emails are designed to trick recipients into divulging sensitive information such as their university account login details, a snapshot of their state ID or driver’s license, or telephone number, and there is an urgency to respond to the email since the request appears to be from a senior faculty or staff member.

Please do not click on any links or download any attachments within. Do not provide any information or forward the email to other individuals, organizations, or groups.

If you receive such an email, we ask that you report it as soon as possible by forwarding it to abuse@neiu.edu. You should also select the three dots next to the Reply button in the scam email and choose "Report Phishing" to alert Google’s software engine to learn this scam and take the necessary steps to stop it.

UTS is monitoring its email system and will provide further information if needed.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or require any additional information regarding any of our other technology resources, please contact the Help Desk by phone at 773-442-4357 or by email at helpdesk@neiu.edu.

Thank you.

University Technology Services.