The most recent phishing scam comes as an email apparently from the Sr. VP of Finance. The email attempts to trick the user into replying with their mobile phone number. Once provided, he user starts receiving text messages with instructions to purchase gift cards on their personal credit card with the unfounded understanding that they will be reimbursed. The gift cards are then sent to the criminal and the monies are lost. Please do not reply to this message. Below is a copy of the message.
Sent: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:46 AM
Subject: Task Request
Do you have any free time now? I need your immediate assistance.
Senior Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Loyola University Chicago
Sent from my iphone