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Western Employee Payroll Scam sent via email

Western ITS has identified a scam that is targeting Faculty and Staff.  The scam has already been sent to a number of United States universities, and now is targeting Canadian universities.

Details of the scam in the United States are available here (from the FBI):

The scam, as we have seen it, appears to be very similar to the United States scam.    The subject line is similar to 'Salary Review Documents' and the email suggests a pay increase that will begin in January 2016.  Please be aware that this is a scam, and the link should NOT be followed.

Some tips to protect yourself from this scam:

Should you have further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Schulich Information Services at 519-661-2111 x81377.