Identifying Spoofing

Criminals operating from overseas have spoofed email addresses of College officials, allowing them to send email messages that appear to be from these officials authorizing bogus financial transactions. If you receive a similar email from a college email account requesting transfer of funds or some other financial transaction, do not automatically comply with the request. Also, do not respond to the email, since the reply will go to the true sender instead of the owner of the email address. Instead, phone or compose your own email to the person whose address was used, and confirm whether the email in question originated with them.

  1. Click the drop down arrow under the sender's name.
  2. Make sure the “From” address and the "Reply-to" address match. 

Google provides more information about identifying spoofing on their Identify "phishing" and "spoofing" emails Help page.

 

 

 
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