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Latest Job Scam Phish

August 1st, 2023

The phishing email below is the latest in a series of Job Scams that have been circulating here at Loyola.  All of these attempt to steal money from the person that THINKS they are applying for a job.  They basically fit the same pattern.   Flexible, part-time job work from home $300 – $500 weekly […]

Latest Phishing Email – Stealing Login Information

July 28th, 2023

Here is the latest phish.  The interesting thing about this particular one is that it attempts to use a QR code to send you to the site where it asks you for your login information.  Please delete this email if you recieve it.   From: REDACTEDDate: Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 8:45 PMTo:Subject: ACT NOW!!! […]

Here is the latest Job Offer Scam

June 20th, 2023

This is the latest attempt to scam people out of money.  As in most of these emails, they scammer attempts to get your banking information to “Pay” you, they then steal money directly from your bank account.  Please let others know if you know someone that does not follow us on social media.   From: […]

The “Personal Assistant” Job Scam is Back!

June 13th, 2023

The “personal assistant” job scam has returned.   Please be aware of these emails and that they are a scam.  Generally, when someone falls for this scam, they lose large amounts of money from their bank account.  Remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.   Please be aware of these emails and […]

Latest “Too Good to be True” Phish Attempts to Steal Money

March 23rd, 2023

Once again we are seeing attempts to steal money from unsuspecting victims by giving away “free” musical instruments for a shipping fee. In all of these cases, there are no instruments and once the shipping fee is sent, the criminal gets away with your funds. Often once they get someone on the hook, they’ll ask […]

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

January 4th, 2023

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 […]

Email Login Portal Phishing Attack

November 29th, 2022

It seems as though this is one of the phishing emails that tend to come around every few months or so.  If you’ve received this email, please delete it.  The email contains no malware but if you respond and provide your information, your account will be compromised.  Here is the body of the email. —————- […]

Another “Job Scam” Phishing Email

October 29th, 2022

There is a new phishing email that promises $500.00 a week to work part time for UNICEF. Several university email accounts were compromised in a prior attack and the scammers are using these accounts to conduct this attack.  Notice that they request that you use your personal email address.  Once the victim responds, the scammer […]

Increased Phishing Attacks

October 22nd, 2022

The University Information Security Office (UISO) has identified a recent substantial increase in phishing attempts for students. Starting on October 19, students began receiving two phishing emails disguised as a means to make easy money with the intent of stealing personal information including name, address, cell phone number and passwords. The first email contains the […]


October 10th, 2022

The text below is from the most recent phishing email we have seen (subject: “COINBASE JOB OPENING”). Messages of this type attempt to trick users into communicating with an unusual email address using a personal account, at which point a variety of scams may be attempted. This email (and anything similar) should be deleted right […]