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Phishing Scam – 01/03/2023 – Retirement and Pension Meetings for Loyola University Employees

Posted on: January 4th, 2023 by Jim Pardonek

Be Alert:  Recent Phishing Email Campaigns to Faculty and Staff

Human Resources has gotten reports from several individuals regarding emails with the subject line,” Retirement and Pension Meetings for Loyola University Chicago Employees.” The sender of these emails is often Alexa Brown. The purpose of the email is to scam individuals into scheduling retirement consultation appointments.

The email contains the following text.


As a valued employee of Loyola University Chicago, you are eligible to receive a free consultation for answers to your retirement benefit questions.

As part of this meeting, you will be provided information that will help you figure out:

  • Your expected income when you retire
  • How much longer you will have to work
  • How you can save more money for retirement
  • Which options have guaranteed income when you retire

Daytime appointments are going fast. If you’d like to secure your spot, click the link below.

Click Here to Schedule Your Meeting


All licensed agents are not employed by the college or state.


How does it impact me?

The link in the message will take you to a Calendly page.  Once the appointment is scheduled, it requests personal information including name, phone number, age, and approximate total retirement savings.

Please note that these are spam emails. The group sending them is in no way affiliated with Loyola University Chicago. Human Resources is not familiar with, nor do they endorse, their services. Loyola retirement plan participants are reminded that Transamerica is the university’s retirement plan vendor and they have dedicated education personnel available for consultation.

What does this mean to me?

As a reminder, if you receive suspicious emails, report them to the ITS Service Desk. Do not send a reply, click on a link or open any attachments. Report the email to, and ITS will investigate.

If you have questions or need additional information:

Questions about suspicious emails, contact the ITS service desk at (773) 508 4487.

Questions regarding the Loyola retirement plan can be directed to Human Resources at

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