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Scam Email Attempts at Northwestern

As part of the University’s continued commitment to providing the utmost security to the University network, Northwestern Information Technology (IT) provides a list of reported scam email attempts recently targeting Northwestern.

The consequences of responding to bogus emails that look like the real thing can be devastating to the individual providing the personally identifiable information and to the University as a whole.

The best line of defense against malicious email is an educated user. Learn more about scam emails and use best practices to protect you and the University against becoming victims of these scams.

Recent Attempts

The emails below are malicious email attempts that have been received by members of the University community and have been approved for posting by Northwestern IT's Information Systems Security/Compliance team. Select the date to view the email in pdf format. An archive of attempts is also available.

If you believe you have received a scam email that has not been posted below, forward the message to the IT Support Center at If you have responded to a suspected scam e-mail, you should reset your NetID password immediately and call the IT Support Center at 847-491-4357 (1-HELP) to report the bogus email.

Last Updated: 27 September 2017

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