The Career Center has learned from several UMBC students that emails are circulating asking them to apply for the position: UMBC PAID JOB OFFER. The emails are coming from various individuals that claim to be hiring for positions at CISCO.
THIS POSITION IS A SCAM AND WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT ENGAGE WITH THE SENDER.
The scam has been reported to UMBC's Department of Information and Technology (DoIT).
This job is not posted in UMBCworks. Despite their claim, the contact did not get your email through UMBCworks. These scammers have many ways to get student email addresses. Please see the information and recommendations from DoIT at UMBC about phishing and spam HERE. If you have already given your personal information, you should follow DoIT's recommendations. You may want to alert the campus police about your particular concerns.
Also, in order to assist DoIT Security Team's investigation, recipients of the email should send firstname.lastname@example.org a notification including the full header set of the message. These headers are not normally displayed but can be easily accessed. Please refer to: https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970
The fact that the person used an email address not associated with the company is a red flag. The wording in the email also seems suspect, particularly the fact they are asking you for your information before sharing the job description.
Please be sure to review the information in our Career Guide on "red flags" to look out for when evaluating the legitimacy of a job or opportunity. This information can be found on page 63 of the Career Guide