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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 […]

Announcement to Loyola Community Regarding the AudienceView Breach

February 28th, 2023

February 28, 2023 Dear Loyola community,   AudienceView Ticketing Corporation (AVTC) is an outside, third-party vendor, which, through its AudienceView Campus platform, provides online ticket sales services for events sponsored by Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA). Late last week, AVTC advised Loyola that AVTC’s Campus Platform had been impacted by […]

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 […]

Phishing Scam – Fraudulent Check Deposit

September 8th, 2022

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 […]

Latest Phish Scamming Students for Money

August 24th, 2022

Seems that at the start of every semester, some scammer tries to use the lure of easy money to get a student to supply their banking information, supposedly for pay, only to find their bank account looted for sometimes several thousand dollars.  Students usually start the semester with a considerable amount of cash in their […]

Urgent Warning Phish

August 22nd, 2022

The latest phishing email looks to be coming from an LUC email address that appears to be compromised.  Notice the misspelling of the work administrator and the poor grammar in the second sentence.  These phishing emails tend to occur more frequently at the beginning of a semester and are more likely to target new students […]