ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany Police Department is warning the school community about an e-mail scheme circulating various campuses around the country.
The e-mail scheme contains threatening language and attempts to extort money. The e-mail has been found at various schools, including the University of Buffalo.
Variations of the scheme are common and some of the signs of the scheme include:
One of the schemes came from a hacked University of Buffalo account with the intent of tricking school account users to respond with user names and passwords.
UAlbany PD advises the school community to never e-mail user ID, password or any other private information.
If you receive an e-mail that you believe to be suspicious, call University Police at 518-442-3131.