Recently, the Division of Information Technology(DoIT) received multiple reports of job phishing emails from a Gmail account. The phishers are pretending to offer an Administrative Assistant job. Below is an example of the email. For privacy purposes, we removed the To field.
From: stacy dean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 14, 2022 at 9:47:04 AM EDT
Subject: Offer of Employment!
Hello <YOUR NAME>, My name is Stacy Dean, A new employee at UMBC, I will be resuming work in 2 weeks time, After reviewing your application for the
Administrative Assistant job,I'm pleased to offer you the position of a Part
time Administrative Assistant, You will be responsible for Making
Purchases, receiving and making payment as well as Running personal
As my Administrative Assistant, You will work with me directly. This
position will require just 6 to 10hours of your time weekly (Monday to
Friday) and your working hours will be flexible with your schedule and studies.
Your compensation package includes a weekly salary of $400, which will
be paid into your account on Bi-weekly basis. You are also entitled to
transportation/gas allowance. You will be able to work from home,
School and any location
Looking forward to having you on board soon.
THIS JOB OFFER IS NOT REAL! There is no current employee at UMBC named Stacy Dean.
If you respond to this message, they will likely send you a check (or a picture of a check) to deposit. DO NOT DEPOSIT THE CHECK! If you have shared any banking information, CONTACT YOUR BANK IMMEDIATELY!
If you have received any message similar to the one listed above, please forward it with its headers email@example.com. For instructions, visit https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970.
If you need further assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receive any suspicious emails?
Forward it to email@example.com along with the email headers. For instructions, visit https://wiki.umbc.edu/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=1867970.
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