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Monday, August 29, 2016

Phishing Example 158: Fraudulent Wire Transfer Request: Request

Received: August 2016
A true email thread reported to us by a UMN faculty member.
Notes: The Reply-To address is president2009@yahoo.com; there may be many other false reply-to addresses as well. The fact that this email is current shows that attackers are trying to trick finance people into wiring funds. Please be suspicious about these requests. Do not answer, and forward them to phishing@umn.edu

*From:* UMN Finance person <IID@umn.edu>
*Date:* August 29, 2016 at 1:58:08 PM CDT
*To:* UMN Faculty person@umn.edu
*Subject:* *Fwd: Request*

Should I wire the money directly to your international bank account?

Begin forwarded message:

*From:* "UMN Faculty person@umn.edu"
*Date:* August 29, 2016 at 1:53:42 PM CDT
*To:* UMN Finance person@umn.edu
*Subject:* *Request*
*Reply-To:* "UMN Faculty Person" <president2009@yahoo.com>

Hi [Finance Person],

I need a favor, can you help me make a payment of $1400 to a vendor today?
I will reimburse you back your money by Thursday. Please let me know if
this is convenient.

UMN Faculty Person

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