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Email Scam Alert - "Are you available?"

Email Scam Alert - "Are you available?"

We are aware of emails being received by staff and students which purport to come from senior staff in the University, asking them "Are you available?" or similar.  The emails will be from a Gmail or other external address set up to look similar to the email address for the real member of staff.

The scammers will ask the recipient to purchase gift vouchers - often from Amazon. 

Amazon are aware of this type of scam and have published advice here.        

If you receive this type of email please do not respond to it.  You should either just delete it or see the guidance here on reporting spam and phishing emails direct to Microsoft.

Published: 14:10 22nd January 2020, Last Updated: 14:12 22nd January 2020

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