UMBC DoIT Security continues to receive reports of malicious emails claiming to offer part time job opportunities to UMBC students.
From: Charlotte Oliver <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, May 30, 2020 at 10:55
Subject: UMBC STUDENT PART TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY
We got your contact through your school database and I'm happy to inform you that our reputable company Cisco Systems Inc® is currently running a student empowerment program. This program is to help devoted and hardworking students secure a part time job which does not deter them from doing any other, you just need a few hours to do this weekly and with an attractive weekly wages.
KINDLY EMAIL BACK WITH YOUR (RESUME) PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER IF INTERESTED IN THIS JOB POSITION.
Cisco Systems Inc®
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS PHISHING EMAIL!
This phishing campaign is designed to collect students’ personal information. A reply confirms that your account is active and could lead to more spam. Additionally, if you provide your alternate email address and phone number as requested, you could be vulnerable to phone and text message scams in addition to being pressured by the fake employers for more personal information.
This job scam is similar to a COVID-19 themed variant reported in early May. While the message and subject of the emails have changed, the basic premise has not. See the original post at https://itsecurity.umbc.edu/critical/?id=92997.