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Alert! Beware of potential email scam

Posted By: OISS    Published: Monday, 23 Jul 2012

OISS has been notified of a fraudulent email message being circulated with the subject "MSU Office For International Students And Scholars has just sent you a gift!" and claiming to be from our office. Please be aware that this email (you can find a copy below) was NOT sent by OISS and that you should always take precautions when giving out your personal information online or via email.

OISS requests that you contact our office if you have received any communication of that nature. You can also find additional resources on how to report such scams at: http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/news/?id=522 (http://oiss.isp.msu.edu/news/?id=522).


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SAMPLE OF FRAUDULENT EMAIL:

From: kristian_worrall@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: Msu Office For International Students And Scholars has just sent you a gift!
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:21:01 +0100

Dear ,

On behalf of Msu Office For International Students And Scholars you have been issued a $1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge.

Card type: Visa Gift Card
Issued to:
Issuing branch: East Lansing, Michigan
Valid until: 08/2015

Please use the following website to claim your card and have it shipped to the address of your choosing:
Go to: www rewards2012 com

Note that claims must be made within 48 hours from this email being sent, or the above link will become invalid.

Sincerely, Rachel
Customer Service
Employee Benefits Center, LLC

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