Fordham Information Technology - Secure IT: January 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Legitimate Email: Important Tax Return Document Available For Fordham

Please be advised the below email is from a legitimate sender that does business with the University. No personal or account information was stolen or compromised.

Subject: Important Tax Return Document Available For Fordham University
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:00:23 -0500

Fordham University has partnered with Educational Computer Systems Inc. (ECSI) to provide you with your 2014 1098-T Tax Form. To access, view, and/or print your 2014 1098-T Tax Form, Please login to and enter the following Information:
School Code: BF
Account: Your Social Security Number or Student Id Number, no hyphens
If you have any general questions, please visit for information regarding your tax documents and to obtain contact information for ECSI. If you have any questions regarding the financial information on your 1098-T, please contact your school directly. If you experience trouble with your web login, please feel free to contact ECSI at
Neither your school nor ECSI can answer tax questions, you must contact your tax professional.
Thank you, Fordham University c/o ECSI's Tax Season ECSI: Service Never Rests 181 Montour Run Road | Coraopolis, PA 15108


Faculty/Staff Webmail for 2015 - Phishing Email Sent to the Fordham Community on 01/19/2015

This is a phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about January 19th, 2015. Please DO NOT respond to this message or anything that looks like it. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact IT Customer Care at 718-817-3999 or via email:

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Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 9:40 AM
Subject: Faculty/staff webmail for 2015.

Dear user,
As of the beginning of 2015, we have decided to upgraded our email to 50GB inbox space.
Please log-in to your account to validate email account.
Your emails won't be delivered by our server, unless email account is confirmed.
Click on Outlook Web Access to confirm details of your user account.
Note that password should not be change once email account has been confirmed.

Protecting your email account is our primary concern

Copyright ©2015 Help Desk​.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Alert: University Employee Payroll Scam

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert addressing a spear phishing scam targeting university employees and their payroll accounts. Scam operators use fraudulent e-mails and websites to entice employees to reveal login credentials.

Users are encouraged to review the IC3 Alert for details and refer to Security Tip ST04-014 for information on social engineering and phishing attacks.

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