'Voucher' Phishing Scam - What To Look Out For

There is a significant phishing campaign at the moment targeting Queen Mary staff and students, requesting that vouchers are purchased.

There is a significant phishing campaign at the moment targeting Queen Mary staff and students, requesting that vouchers are purchased. This campaign uses emails claiming to be from a senior member of Queen Mary staff. 

It is important that everyone can recognise a phishing attack. Please watch out for the following signs: 

  • Messages that do not come from a Queen Mary email address, these emails should be flagged especially if they claim to be a senior colleague.
  • Messages that have a tone of urgency and are trying to get you to do something in a rush because the sender may be “busy" or "need help".
  • Messages that try to get you to do something outside normal processes and procedures.
  • Messages that simply don't match the way the person who claims to be a senior colleague normally talks to you.
  • Messages that ask you to buy vouchers or make any other purchases.

If you suspect a phishing attack, please report it via report-phishing@qmul.ac.uk

More information could be found on ITS website: Phishing Emails - IT Services (qmul.ac.uk)

A Cyber Security Awareness module is available using the link: https://www.its.qmul.ac.uk/services/service-catalogue-items/items/metacompliance---cyber-security--gdpr-training-1.html

 

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