My credit card can't handle that amount. Can you send me the department
credit card number?
Am in a meeting now and I can’t call
You can get me (5)pieces of $100 iTunes gift cards and send the picture to me here on this mail
Are you there?
@bremner 4462 0000 0000 0003
@bremner Why the hell would they believe that your dean wants to be paid in itunes gift cards?
@JordiGH It's not the most implausible scam ever. The faculty sometimes give out itunes cards or equivalent for prizes to students. They also took the trouble to look up the Dean's correct office number and include that in the mail.
@JordiGH To clarify, the scam is that I'm supposed to believe the Dean wants me to do him a favour and buy some gift cards for some official purpose.
@bremner Did they bother to spoof email headers?
@JordiGH sortof. The scam seems to rely on replies, so it is
firstname.lastname@example.org, where first.last is correct, but my.com is apparently a random email provider.
@bremner I got one of these from one of my advisors and, because I was looking at it on a client on my phone that doesn't show the actual email address, I called my advisor... who proceeded to explain the scam :P while I sort of threw a wrench in the plan by calling, I'm still kinda embarrassed I fell for it
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