Scam email "05-08-2017" to process transactions

We have received a report of an email, supposedly sent by President Paxson, requesting that the recipient post transactions for the sender. This is a hoax and should be reported to Google as phishing or simply deleted. This Phish Bowl alert provides some background on the "Business Email Compromise." Note that this hoax is reported periodically, so stay vigilant for any future occurrences and warn others about it as well.


From: Christina Paxson <christina_paxson @brown.edu>
Date: Mon, May 8, 2017 at 11:58 AM
Subject: 05-08-2017
To: [  @brown.edu address ]

[ first name ],

Are you available to process some transactions ?

Best regards,

Christina Paxson

Sent from my iPad

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