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Phishing Email Example: Request for W-2 Forms and Earnings Summary

January 20, 2017

Note the inaccurate, non-Stanford email address for Marc Tessier-Lavigne in the "From:" field.

From: Marc Tessier-Lavigne <>
Date: January 20, 2017 at 7:45:30 AM PST
To: <>
Subject: Imperative

Hi Kelly,

Kindly send me the individual 2016 W-2 (PDF) and earnings summary of all W-2 of our staff for a quick review. Prepare the lists and email them to me asap.

Best regards
Marc Tessier-Lavigne
Provost and President

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