Re: Employee COVID-19 Program

Be on the lookout for COVID-related “assistance” scams like this one currently going around. This is not advertising a legitimate program.

Some clues are: 1) the short URL obscuring the true destination of the support page, 2) the fact that this is being sent by a .edu address for a different institution, 3) that there are grammar and punctuation issues, and 4) this is not the name of any official office or team at the University of Illinois, and this person is not in our staff/faculty directory.

From: "Miller, Kipley (Kip)" <> Subject: Re: Employee COVID-19 Program Date: November 16, 2021 at 11:44:39 CST To: "" <> The Employee Assistance Program (E.A.P) will be supporting all employees with cash assistance as part of a benefit plan to help employees get through the hard times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Employee Assistance Program will provide $3,700 in assistance to all qualified employees after applications are reviewed, processed, and approved, starting from today, Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Visit the COVID-19 Support [link removed] page and follow all instructions carefully, and enter the most appropriate details to apply. Note: the support program is only available to qualifying employees. All the information requested is required for your application to be processed. Sincerely, Kipley Miller COVID-19 Support Team.