Employment Scam - "You have been offered a Job Opportunity"(05/10/2021)

Learn about a new phish or scam.

Description of the phish / scam

An email from "UB-HR" claiming that "An administrative Assistant is needed" and asking the recipient to respond to "Prof. Elisabeth Moore" at a gmail account to apply.

How you can tell it is a scam

Employment scam targeting UB.
 
  1. The email address may appear to include the legitimate employees name, but often uses a non-UB email address.
  2. Urgent language is being used to get an immediate response.
  3. If you respond, the scammer will typically claim to be unavailable by phone.

I think my account is compromised. What should I do?

  1. Change any passwords on accounts that were involved in the scam

I think I have been scammed. What should I do?

  1. Stop communicating with the scammer immediately.
  2. If you've lost money: