Malicious, Fraudulent, & Phishing Messages

Malicious, fraudulent, and phishing emails recently known to be circulating among UM accounts are listed below. Please monitor this list for updates and use it as a reference to compare against messages you may receive. Report a message that isn't listed here if you suspect it is malicious, fraudulent, or phishing. See our Phishing Tips for information on how to identify fraudulent messages and decrease the risks of attacks.

Recently Reported Messages

Reported: September 25th, 2022 at 11:00 am

Subject: Send me your available cell number

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

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[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: September 23rd, 2022 at 11:48 am

Subject: Question - contact request

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hello,
I would very much appreciate your assistance in advising me of the email addresses of persons in the human resources function of your academic institution to whom I should make direct contact regarding potential recruitment as a lecturer. Thank you in anticipation of your reply.
Kind Regards
[Name]

Reported: September 22nd, 2022 at 12:48 pm

Subject: Re.Hello

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hi [Name].

I changed my bank and I would like to change my direct deposit details, can the change be effective for the current pay date?
I hope it is not too late for an update before the payment due date?
Read more… I need your prompt assistance on this matter.

Thank you,
[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: September 16th, 2022 at 10:50 am

Subject: Do you have some minute?

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Do you have a moment I have a request I need you to handle discreetly. I am going into an online zoom meeting now, no calls so just reply to my email.

Regards,
[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: September 7th, 2022 at 10:50 am

Subject: Olemiss Fax for University Of Mississippi [WebID] now available to view

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

[Microsoft 365 logo]

New Fax Received For [WebID]@olemiss.edu

Read more… Dear [WebID], You Have a new Fax document sent to you from Xeros scanner.
Pages: 2 Full Scanned Copies.
Received: Today
Date: 07-September-2022
RemoteID: 570732

Reported: August 25th, 2022 at 11:25 am

Subject: PRIVATE CHORES:

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hi

Is your schedule open today? I’m heading for a meeting, but I am excellent with emails if that works. I want you to discreetly handle a task for me.

Read more… Thanks.

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[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: August 17th, 2022 at 8:53 am

Subject: REQUEST: Wednesday, Aug. 17TH

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hello,

Is your schedule open? I'll need you to run a quick errand for me. I'm heading into a meeting with limited communication access soon, so just reply to me via email.

Read more… Sincerely,
[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: August 15th, 2022 at 11:22 am

Subject: PRIVATE APPEAL:

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hi
Is your schedule open today? I’m heading for a meeting, but I am excellent with emails if that works. I want you to discreetly handle a task for me.
Thanks.
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Read more… [UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: August 11th, 2022 at 1:31 pm

Subject: [UM Employee Name]

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Do you have a moment, i have a request I need you to handle discreetly. I am going into a meeting now, no calls so just reply to my email.

Sent from my U.S.Cellular© Smartphone

Reported: August 11th, 2022 at 9:27 am

Subject: Task

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Good Morning.

I need you to do a chore to purchase Apple gift cards at any store, I will be busy for the rest of today and i need to send them our as soon as possible this morning

Read more… Thanks.
[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: August 10th, 2022 at 11:36 am

Subject: Urgent request

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hello, are you available?
Please I need your assistance urgently 

[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: August 7th, 2022 at 8:18 pm

Subject: Piano downsizing

Message:
Hello,

Mr Alex Walker is downsizing and looking to give away his late Wife's piano to a loving home. The piano is a 2014 Yamaha baby grand. You can email Mr Alex Walker to indicate your interest.
Kindly get in touch with him via his private email address[Redacted] to arrange inspection and delivery with a moving company . Please email Alex via your personal email for a swift response.

Thank you.
Read more…
[UM Employee]

Reported: August 6th, 2022 at 12:59 pm

Subject: Part-Time job

Message:
I am sharing a World Health Organization (WHO) Job opportunity to all students and employees who might be interested in Part-Time job with a $500/weekly pay.

Attached is further information about the employment schedule. Kindly follow the steps in the attached document and contact Ms. Dianne Arnold with your alternate/non-official email address i.e Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) For more details on the employment.

Take note; this is strictly a work-from-home position.

Read more… Sincerely,
[UM Employee]

Reported: August 3rd, 2022 at 11:04 am

Subject: Assessment

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Need you to run a quick request 

Thanks.

Reported: August 2nd, 2022 at 8:33 am

Subject: Response

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hello [UM Employee Name] Are you Available? --

Thanks
[UM Employee/Supervisor]
Read more… Dean and Professor

Sent from my mail

Reported: August 1st, 2022 at 8:07 am

Subject: REQUEST

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Hi,

I am trying to set up a mobile payment ( Zelle OR Venmo ) in the amount of $1,550 for maintenance services, also i will have to visit the bank to set it up as we don't ( Zelle OR Venmo ) or pay bill online as we have a 2 signature account, i would like to know if you can initiate the ( Zelle OR Venmo) from your personal account and put it as a request for reimbursement. Let me know so I can send the necessary details.

Read more… Thanks,
[Current/Former UM Employee]

Reported: July 26th, 2022 at 8:23 am

Subject: Task

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Good Morning.

Let me know your schedule this morning.

Read more… I will be going on a conference call this morning and i will need your help in getting a task done.

Thanks.
[UM Employee/Supervisor]

Reported: July 25th, 2022 at 9:02 am

Subject: Special Task

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

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Are you available at the moment? I need you to handle a project. I'm heading to a meeting with limited communication .
Thanks

Reported: July 21st, 2022 at 8:01 am

Subject: Requisition: Thursday, July 21st

Message:
[EXTERNAL]

Is your schedule open? I'll need you to run a quick task. I'm heading into a meeting with limited communication access soon, so just reply to me via email.

[UM employee/supervisor]
Director of [Department]
Read more… The University of Mississippi

Last Updated: 09-25-2022 11:00:31