Recent impersonator emails - CHECK FAST!!!

Impersonator emails, from a familiar name but a phony email address, are being reported with growing frequency, with subject lines of "Quick recovery", "Urgent request", "Urgent hi [your name]", and now "CHECK FAST!!!". Following is an example of the latter.

If you receive a similar email, do not reply. Instead, forward a copy to phishbowl@brown.edu and then mark it as phishing. You can do this by clicking on the stack of three dots to the right of the REPLY button and select "Report phishing" from within the message. This will alert Google of this phishing email.


From: Christina Hull Paxson <michealray2018@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 10:15 AM
Subject: CHECK FAST!!!
To: <josiah_carberry@brown.edu>

Hi Josiah,

Would it be possible for you to complete a task for me before this conference ends ?

Please give me your personal number.

Thanks,

Christina Hull Paxson.

Sent from my iPhone.

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