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Phishing Scams and Schemes Unveiled


Please be aware that a phishing email has been sent to the university. The scam email has a subject of: “Virginia Commonwealth University Personnel Retirement Support” from support@publicemployeeretirement[.]com.

The email has a link to collect personal data from the victim. Please be aware that VCU HR or VRS are the only credible sources of retirement information. If you have received this email please delete it immediately.


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All Virginia Commonwealth University employees are eligible to schedule an annual phone call or video conference with a licensed representative to answer your retirement benefit questions.   During your initial consultation, you will be providing your basic financial and retirement data to the representative so they can begin to calculate your potential retirement income.  They are then able to provide examples regarding how much longer you may need to work to reach your retirement income goals, your best ways to utilize your 401(a)/403(b), and how your social security benefits may be affected.   Please don’t forget to indicate in the notes section which type of appointment you prefer (phone call or video conference).  Also, be sure to leave the best phone number you can be reached at during that time.   These representatives work with all VA State employees so appointments fill up quickly.  Be sure to click the link below to schedule your consultation.

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Disclosure – Licensed representatives are not employees of the college, state, or direct representatives of your specific plan, however, they are independently licensed fiduciaries with the state.