Phishing Alert: Message Titled "Re: urgent"

Please be advised that there is another active phishing attempt email being circulated among the SFA community. These emails appear to come from an SFA faculty or staff member (they may appear to come from an @sfasu account or an @gmail account) asking the recipient if they are near a store and/or if they would purchase gift cards, Google play cards, or provide some other type of financial assistance. If you receive these (or similar) emails please do not click on any link or attachments, and delete the email. If you have already clicked on a link, or responded to the email with any account information such as usernames, passwords, or financial info, please change your mySFA password immediately. If you need help with this, please call the Help Desk at 936-468-HELP (4357).  

Phishing attempts often come in groups – be on guard for additional suspicious emails, and contact “supposed” senders such as university personnel, your bank or credit card, etc. directly using a known, confirmed method to verify if a questionable email is legitimate. (Do not reply directly to the received email to confirm the authenticity.) As always, be alert for signs of phishing – an unexpected email attachment from an unusual source, a sense of fear/urgency, asking for account credentials or financial information, using an unfamiliar greeting or sketchy email address, and spelling or grammar errors.

Thank you to the recipients who quickly brought this to our attention!


Article ID: 106513
Thu 4/30/20 12:30 PM