The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) has been notified of a scam. The scammer, impersonating a member of the UMBC staff, asks users to deposit a fake check. Attached below is a sample of the message and the check. Please note that the name of the recipient was removed for privacy reasons.
From: Lisa Drouillard
Date: Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 8:42 AM
To: <Your Email>
Hello <Your Name>
Follow the instruction below to deposit the check
Print out at 67% and Cut to a ( check size/shape ) At the back of your check Endorse by writing Your
Mobile Deposit Only
Your account number
Once you done you make a mobile deposit
If you have received this email, DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK. If you have ALREADY DEPOSITED the check, please contact your bank and tell them that it may be part of a scam.
IMMEDIATELY forward the email and the check to email@example.com along with the email headers.
Instruction on how to locate the email headers can be found here: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970
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