The FBI released a public service announcement regarding an internet scam directed towards employees of universities.
It involves fraudulent e-mails that claim to be from the human resource department, and contains a link. The context of the email generally says that the employee needs to see their status changes.
The link goes to a website that is similar to the legitimate site. It requires the employee to sign-in with their credentials. Once the employee signs-in, the perpetrator takes that information and uses it to sign into the real human resource site. The perpetrator then changes direct deposit information to redirect the employee’s paycheck to another person involved in the scam.
There have also been fraudulent tax returns filed in the names of university professors. Read the rest of this entry