Email Messages from Impostors


Members of the Fordham University community have received messages from scammers impersonating our users and other trusted senders. Fordham IT is working to block these messages. In the meantime, we advise our users to remain vigilant.

Know the signs of an impostor:

  • The sender is not using their official address.
  • The sender is demanding urgent action.
  • The sender uses poor grammar, spelling, and syntax.
  • The sender requests gift cards, private information, a wire transfer of money, or payment in Bitcoin.

What should you do if you received this message?

  • Do not respond to the message.
  • Report the message using Cofense Reporter (the fish icon on the sidebar in Gmail).
  • If you don’t have Cofense, you can forward the message to
  • Delete the message.

As a general rule, any email that is impersonal, urgent, and unexpected should be ignored.

Potential phishing and malicious emails can be reported with one click from your Fordham Gmail safely and in real-time with the Cofense Reporter Gmail add-on. You can read more about the Cofense Reporter here:


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