Brown University

Phishing Alert: Your Salary Raise Confirmation

There have been several reports of a phishing email sent from the "Help Desk" with the subject Your Salary Raise Confirmation. and a request to click on a link. Do not do so. Instead, alert Google by reportiing it as phishing (from within the message, click on the down arrow to the right of the REPLY button and select "Report phishing") or simply delete it.

More about phishing at www.brown.edu/go/phishing + What to do When You Spot a Phish.

 


 

Example:

From: BU-HR <employeebenefits@brown.edu>
Date: July 26, 2014 at 8:57:43 AM EDT
To: **************
Subject: Your Salary Raise Confirmation


 




Hello,

The University is having a salary increment program again this year with an average of 2.5%

The Human Resources department evaluated you for a raise on your next paycheck.

Click below to confirm and access your salary revision documents:




Click Here to access the documents