The "Tutor Scam", now in circulation at Brown, is an example of targeted social engineering that tries to establish a relationship and gain your trust, often leading to check scams. See Tutoring Scam and Earth Science Tutor Needed for other examples.
From: Larry Law <ysjung858 @gmail.com OR lindaespinoza69 @gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 8:24 PM
Subject: Tutoring for my son
To: [ various Brown addresses ]
How are you doing today? My name is Larry Law. I came across your
e-mail at the Department of Computer science and engineering under
People's portal. I seek for a private tutor for my son (Owen). I would
like to know if you would be available for the job and I would provide
you with more details my son..
I've arranged with my caregiver that my Son is coming to stay with for
his period of tutoring and as agreed with me. Do email me back with
following information in you are interested in teaching him: total
cost of tutoring for 1 months (1 hour per day 3 times/week),your years
of teaching experience.
Expecting your prompt response and you can also contact me on my cell
phone below 2186560368..