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Be Aware of Fraudulent Invoice Attachments - December 8, 2015

There have been fraudulent ​email messages with attached invoices invoices making the rounds on the Internet.  The majority of these emails target colleges and universities and we need to watch out for them.  The messages can look very legitimate, even appearing appear to be sent by someone within the college or university who would request an invoice to be paid as part of the normal course of business. 
 
One variety of these emails is a phishing includes an attached invoice requesting a wire transfer payment.  The other variety of the message has an attached invoice that is infected with malicious software and opening the attachment infects your computer.
 
​​If you receive an email with an attached invoice that you are not expecting, be suspicious.​