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Urgent request

This phish typically originates from a non-Cornell account. The sender may appear as "[Spoofed Name] <[user]>" or "[Spoofed Name] <[user]>"and may impersonate a lab's principal investigator or other member of university leadership. The message may vary. Do not reply to the sender. The scammer's goal is typically to coerce the recipient into purchasing gift cards.

First Example

Hello are you available? Please I need your assistance urgently

[Spoofed Name]

Principal Investigator
Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics0
Ithaca, NY 14853-7202
457 Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-7202

Second Example

When you get a minute, could you please drop me an email. It is very urgent.

[Spoofed Name]

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