Today’s Scam of the day was forwarded to me by a regular Scamicide reader.  It is another phishing email intended to lure you into clicking on links that will either download malware on to your electronic device or prompt you to provide personal information used to make you a victim of identity theft.  Phishing emails such as this are responsible for most malware downloading.  As is commonly the case, this email prompts you to click on a link to review an invoice and payment information.  Here is a copy of the email presently being circulated.  The Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is a legitimate school for children between the ages of 3 and 16 in England.

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Tudor Grange Samworth Academy
Megan Nelson​
College Learning Mentor
Tudor Grange Samworth Academy
50 Trenant Rd
Leicester
LE2 6UA
Email: MNelson@samworth.tgacademy.org.uk
Tel: 0116 278 0232
web: www.samworth.tgacademy.org.uk
Inspiring ExcellencePart of Tudor Grange Academies Trust
Consider the environment. Do you really need to print this email?
Tudor Grange Academies Trust (A company limited by Guarantee and an Exempt Charity),
Dingle Lane, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3PD
Registered in England No: 07365748
This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the intended recipients. If you are not an intended recipient you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. The sender therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission. If verification is required please request a hard-copy version.

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While the easily counterfeited logo of the Tudor Grange Academies Trust which operates the Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is correct, this logo can be easily counterfeited.  Also making the email appear legitimate is the proper grammar used and the address from which the email was sent appears at first look to be legitimate although the email address may be legitimate, but have been hacked in order to send out these phishing emails.  The biggest telltale sign that this is a scam is the fact that nowhere does it mention the name of the person being sent the phishing email.  A legitimate email would include a salutation with your name.  Certainly if you receive this email and do not have any relationship with the school, you can comfortably ignore the email.  If, however, you are concerned that somehow you may have mistakenly gotten an invoice from the school, you can contact the real Tudor Grange Samworth Academy at office@samworth.tgacademy.org.uk

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