Latest Phishing Attempt

There are emails that are being circulated, an example of which is below, that include a suspicious link. These are not legitimate emails.

If you receive an email like this, do not click on the link. If a phishing or spam email makes its way into your inbox, please forward it according to the directions at to improve the accuracy of GT's filters.
You can learn to recognize phishing emails. They frequently contain poor grammar and unusual wording. Sometimes they will use a legitimate-looking email address, but they don't always. In some cases, there is a mismatch between the name and the email address in the From field. However, these are not always present. The tell-tale sign is to check without clicking the links to see where they point to. Phishing emails want you to visit a site with an unusual URL that has nothing to do with the purported sender. In the example below, the links point to a site unrelated to the purported sender.


Sent: Friday, May 12, 2017 10:24 AM
Subject: Payment made in error to you

Please find payment made in error to your account which was meant for Materials Science and Engineering, we write to let you know to please make immediate refund of the amount.

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Ph. D. Candidate,

School of Materials Science and Engineering,

School of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

Georgia Institute of Technology,

771 Ferst Dr NW, Rm 380,

Atlanta, GA, 30332