Nov. 29 Phishing Email
The SLU community has received a phishing email with the subject line similar to "Thanksgiving Manila Trip......Maxine F. Brown". It tells a long story of a someone who took a trip abroad, was robbed at gunpoint, and now needs your financial assistance to return home safely. The sender may appear to be a SLU member; it may even be someone you know. However, the email is a scam and if it is sent from someone you know, that is because the email has been sent without their permission.
There are several ways to tell this is a scam. The From: address of the email may not be one that you recognize. The grammar is also unnatural, and the message is not addressed to you specifically. Lastly, it is an urgent request for money.
Customers who received the email should select it, then select the "Report phishing" option under the drop-down menu in the right corner of the email in Google. Then click, "Report Phishing Message" to finish the process.
If you responded to the email and think your account may be sending this email now, please contact the Information Security Team or the Service Desk at 314-977-4000.