Prudential Financial (brown.edu order payment)

This phishing email attempts to lure you with the sender name of "Prudential Financial", and a file link that includes your name. Upon closer inspection, the savvy reader will note several clues to the phoniness of this email, including the domain of the sender missing a letter (prudental) and hovering over the link revealing the suspicious destination that begins with www.smpl.jp.

From: Prudential Financial <mjohnson@prudental.com>
Date: Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:01 AM
Subject: RE: RE: brown.edu order payment
To: (Brown address)

We have processed the payment today.
Here is the wire confirmation:
wire_transfer_(your_name_ here).doc

Please deliver the order as soon as possible.

Thank you
Mark Johnson
Financial Advisor
472-244-1414

Phishing
Phishing Email (on campus)

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