Oct. 19, 2018 – Gift Card Phishing Attempt

Friday, Oct. 19 2018, OIT received reports of many UA employees receiving messages with requests to purchase gift cards. The emails appear to come from executives or vice presidents requesting $100 gift cards; however, they are actually phishing emails from malicious actors.

If you have received an email like this, please delete the email. Additionally, if you are not a DUO user, please activate your DUO account at duo.ua.edu. Remember the red flags of phishing, and always check the “from” email address on suspicious messages.

If you did receive this email and you have questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or itsd@ua.edu.