Phishing emails circulate that appear to come from staff members

Spammers are sending phishing emails to FASoS staff members, impersonating other FASoS staff members (often managers).

E.g. they impersonate a head of department or (vice)dean, asking if you are available to assist them. If you react, they will try to lure you into activities like giving your credentials or paying a bill. Please do not respond to these emails, but forward them to ICTS so they can block the sender.

In most cases it’s quite easy to see that the email is false: the name of the sender is often correct (e.g. ‘Sophie Vanhoonacker’), but if you check the email address it’s not (e.g. s.vanhoonacker.maastuniversity.nl@gmail.com). When in doubt, ask the person that the mail appears to be coming from, or consult FASoS IT staff or the ICTS Service Desk.

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