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Phishing Attempt

By Monica Lavin
Posted on 29 June 2015 | 10:11 pm

Information Security has been alerted to a Phishing email that is being delivered to accounts at the College. This does not indicate that your account has been compromised. The e-mail has the subject: “Fraudulent CC charge from XXXXXXXX@cofc.edu.

The body reads:

“I have this $582 charge on my card from XXXXXXXX@cofc.edu

I am attaching my credit card statement, please cross reference it with your data and tell me what this is.

I wanted to contact you before I call the authorities.

Regards,

Derek L. Cody”

The email is being delivered with an attached file titled “Statement.doc”

Please do not open the attachment and immediately delete the email and empty your “Trash” folder.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Information Technology Helpdesk at (843) 953-3375 or by emailing helpdesk@cofc.edu.

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