From WSU Vancouver Information and Technology,
Please be aware of the following scam/fraud. This scam is a fairly common one that is cropping up once more. The scam involves using the name of faculty or staff that are easily available on our website to both email and telephone either the person they are trying to scam or others associated with that person.
See the Tech Alert posted at: http://admin.vancouver.wsu.edu/information-technology/email-and-telephon...
Be aware that an email address that looks very real was used along with the person’s full name.
Do not be taken in by these types of scams/fraud. It is best to report it to abuse.wsu.edu and otherwise ignore, delete and never respond.