Received scam message regarding tutoring services


No one at Texas Tech University or from anywhere else should ask for your password.


The Texas Tech University IT Division is alerting the TTU community of an active scam email campaign. The email contains the subject "Tutor" and states to contact the sender to provide tutoring services. In reality, this message is a scamming email.

If you find this message in your TechMail mailbox, please delete it immediately. If you have responded to any of these emails and provided personal information, please contact IT Help Central at 806-742-HELP [4357] for additional assistance.

You may receive a message similar to the following in your email mailbox:

From: Gregory Broomfield []


Subject: Tutor


How are you doing today? This is Gregory Broomfield. I saw your contract at the Texas Tech University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry under Directory's portal. I seek for a private tutor for my Daughter. I would like to know if you would be available for the job and I would provide you with more details of my daughter.

The lessons could hold at the campus/library or your home, if you staying close to campus.

If you would not be able to teach her owning to your busy schedule, you can recommend a students or colleague who is capable of teaching.

Looking forward reading from you.

Best regards,


The TTU IT Division recommends cybersecurity awareness to protect your information and TTU information resources. If you encounter a similar phishing email, please see How to: Handle suspicious/phishing emails sent to your TechMail account.