Are you available? Buy me gift cards!


As the holiday season approaches, gift card scams are on the rise. While we have seen similar messages in prior months from other prominent faculty & staff members, the holiday season brings in new waves of phishing.

The below message from a chairperson has been circulating to targeted faculty members. Always verify the sender's identity!

If the message was responded to, the following generic text will be the reply:

Please report any suspicious emails to