Direct deposit phishing scheme targets Miami

Once again, IT Services and the information security team have recently become aware that a scam involving direct deposit allocations has been making the rounds.

The message asks for payroll employees to change the direct deposit information of the “sender,” which has been changed to mirror the name of a Miami employee. An example of the message looks like this:

From: [redacted name of an actual Miami employee] <>
Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:16 PM
Subject: Change
To: <>

How soon could you help me change my direct deposit bank details. I need your prompt assistance in this matter. 

Thank you


Sent from my iPad

The InfoSec team would like to remind the Miami community that emails asking to change direct deposit information or asking for personally identifiable information (PII) of any kind should be treated with a high degree of skepticism. Note the "sent from" email address is not from a Miami domain (because it doesn't include the "").

If you receive a message that you suspect to be a phishing message, please forward the message to This allows the information security team to block sites that may be associated with phishing attacks.

If you ever feel you may have responded to a fraudulent message or clicked a link in one, please contact IT Help immediately at 513-529-7900.