Phishing Email ALERT: Fraudulent PayPal Notices


A number of Fordham community members have received fraudulent notifications from scammers posing as PayPal. The subject line is some variation of “Fwd Important: [ Limitted ] – [ account ] We’II not provide our service due to invaIid information Chase ID : #0705521833-236988888.”

The body of the message has a link to a fraudulent sign-in page:

Users who enter their credentials on the fraudulent page will then be asked to provide additional sensitive information, including their address and credit card numbers. Observant users will notice the misspelling of the word “Summary”:


If you believe you have received this scam message, please do the following:
• Do not respond to the message.
• Do not click on any attachments or links.
• Do not call any number listed.
• Do not provide any private information such as username and password.
• If you did respond to the email and provided sensitive information, please contact Fordham IT Customer Care ASAP at (718) 817-3999 for instructions on how to manually reset your password.
• Delete the message.

Please note: Genuine Fordham employees will only use their email address. Fordham IT will NEVER ask you for your username and password or ask you to click any links to validate or verify your account or password. If you receive questionable or suspicious emails, contact IT Customer Care and allow the University Information Security Office (UISO) to validate the legitimacy of these emails. 

You may also report potential phishing and malicious emails with one click from your Fordham Gmail safely and in real-time with the Cofense Reporter Gmail add-on. You can learn more about Cofense here:

Detailed information regarding these scams other IT security topics are available on our blog at

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact IT Customer Care at (718) 817-3999 or via email to:


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