Warning: Scam targeting UI Health Care employees

There have been reports of a scammer who looks up employees at the hospital. Then that person looks up what department the employee is in and the head of that department, then creates a fake email address with that department head’s name. The suspect sends an email to the employee saying they need them to go out and buy gift cards, that they’ll be reimbursed later. They’re instructed to take a photo or scan the cards and attach them to the email and send it back to them.

Please be advised this is a scam. If you receive a similar email please contact the UI Department of Public Safety at 319-335-5022.