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Phishing Alert: I need your quick response

Tip: This Isn't Dr. Hrabowski

The Division of Information Technology( DoIT) recently received reports about a phishing email impersonating Dr. Hrabowski. Below is an example of such an email. We removed the recipient’s information for privacy reasons.

From: President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III <msgrenaway7511@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 3:04 PM

Subject: I need your quick response


Hi <Your Name>, How’s your day going? Do you have time to chat now? If yes please send me your text phone number now.


President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

This email originated from <msgrenaway7511@gmail.com>, which is not Dr. Hrabrowski’s email nor a UMBC email. So even though we would all love to have a chat with Dr. Hrabrowski, this is too good to be true.

If you have received any message similar to the one listed above, DO NOT RESPOND. Instead, please forward it with its headers tosecurity@umbc.edu. For instructions, visit: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970.


Receive any suspicious emails?

Forward it to security@umbc.edu along with the email headers. For instructions, visit: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970.

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Posted: October 11, 2021, 10:26 AM