Deceptive Financial Advising Email!

There is an email that has been going out to employees at UMKC as well as the whole UM System. It is titled “Retirement Support for University of Missouri System-Kansas City Personnel” for those at UMKC. It is from an email address for District-Advisor and the wording would lead you to believe that they are partnering with us to provide this to employees.

*This company nor their services are in any way sponsored or affiliated with UMKC or the UM System. The only retirement vendor that we currently work with is Fidelity for any services.*

If you have any questions, please contact either Ted Stahl at 816.235.1625 or the UM HR Service Center at 800.488.5288.

 

Below is sample of the email


From: “Name” <name@youretiring.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:54 PM
To:
Subject: Retirement Support for University of Missouri System-Kansas City Personnel

 

WARNING: This message has originated from an External Source. This may be a phishing expedition that can result in unauthorized access to our IT System. Please use proper judgment and caution when opening attachments, clicking links, or responding to this email.

Employee xxxxx,

Each year, as an employee of University of Missouri System-Kansas City you are eligible to schedule a phone call, teleconference, or in-person meeting off campus with a representative for answers to your specific state, federal and individual retirement benefit questions.

At your consultation, you will be provided with information that will tell you what your potential income can be when you retire, and how much longer you may have to work. That, along with advice on the best ways to utilize your 401(a)/403(b) options with your state retirement and/or Social Security benefits.

Please be sure to indicate which type of appointment you prefer (off-campus, phone call, or teleconference) in the notes section while scheduling. Please also include your direct cell phone number.

Appointments fill up quickly. If you’d like to secure your spot, click on the link below, or simply reply “yes” to this email.

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Licensed representatives are not employees of the college or state retirement system. All representatives are independent and licensed by the state department of insurance.

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