The Office of Information Systems would like to notify university personnel of the following iTunes email scam. The email usually appears to be sent by the University President, Executive VP, or a Department Head. The report also states the group sending out this email scam are making improvements to and tailoring the email as they target different institutions.
If you receive the following email or an email that closely resembles this email please do not respond
To: XXXXXXXX (recipients Email)
Subject: Hello XXXXXXXX (recipients name)
Are you in the office? Kindly let me know, I have a request I need you to handle.
Anyone that responded was asked to assist with purchasing some iTunes gift cards, see below:
Please I need some iTunes gift cards to send out, can you personally confirm if we can get some today immediately? I want you to help make arrangements to get the gift cards so i can advise certain product and denomination to procure.
Prompting the sender for further information, the details of the transaction were below:
I want you to procure 15 qty of $100 worth Apple iTunes Gift Card. After purchase, You should scratch-off the back code and email clear pictures of all the codes because I am sending them out to the client via email. Make use of the credit card.
N.B Kindly keep the physical card after emailing the pictures to me for proper documentation.