On Wednesday, an email about fraudulent COVID-19 Benefits was sent from a compromised TCU mailbox to many faculty, staff and students. We are emailing you today to make sure that you know that this email was a scam in case you are still communicating with these individuals.
Recent Fraudulent COVID-19 Email
Multiple individuals at TCU received the following fraudulent email, advertising fake COVID-19 benefits and asking you fill out an online form with personal information and credit card details.
- If you received this email, please delete it. We have scrubbed it from most mailboxes so you may never see this message.
- If you provided sensitive personal information to the scammer, please watch your TCU accounts and report any stolen credit card information to your credit card company.
- If you provided your username or password in another other correspondence, you need to reset your TCU password immediately at https://password.tcu.edu.
(Example of the Message)
ALERT: Keep in mind that messages that are too good to be true should be verified and you should always question any email that asks you to provide private information on a non-TCU website.
What do you do about other phishing attempts?
Please, take a few minutes to review the following website to learn more about how to identify and handle a phishing email.
To report a suspicious/spam/phishing email, please forward the message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The IT Security Services team will analyze the reported emails and take appropriate action as needed.