The text below is from the most recent phishing email we have seen. Scams of this type attempt to trick users into depositing a fraudulent check, and often request some of that money before the fraud is detected by the user’s financial institution. This email (and anything similar) should be deleted right away. If you have any questions about this or any email, please call or email the ITS Service Desk at 773-508-4487 or ITSServiceDesk@luc.edu before you act on the email or as soon as you become suspicious.
Subject: KINDLY CONTACT OUR PAYMENT OFFICER FOR CHECK ISSUANCE
Your details have been received and documented,
Be informed the Federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) in conjunction with the College Board has allocated funding to Colleges to provide support to students financially impacted by COVID-19.
The grants are aimed at supporting college/university students. The grants can be used toward the cost of education and other emergency costs that have arisen due to the pandemic, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care), technology, books and supplies.
Take note your student benefit grant has been approved by the college board.
Kindly forward your details below to our payment officer to proceed with issuing your check.
Direct Cell Phone:
Student ID Number:
Contact Person: Frank Garner
Ensure to contact him directly with your personal email.
STUDENT COLLEGE BOARD.