Computer maker Dell issues phishing alert

August 11, 2017

Computer maker Dell was recently alerted of a phishing scam targeting higher education institutions. At first glance, it appears to be a legitimate request asking for individuals to re-route monthly payments to a new account. Please delete this message. This is a scam.


This scam uses free email services (e.g., gmail, Yahoo, GMX, etc.) to impersonate Dell team members and ask customers to change where monthly payments are sent for their Dell account. While the body of the message may be signed with the information of a legitimate Dell employee, the email account that it is sent from is not a address.

Dell will never contact you outside of a corporate email address. If you receive one of these emails, have questions, or if you have already been victimized, please contact Yale’s Information Security Office at