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Job Scam - 07/20/21

Screenshot of malicious email:

An image of a malicious email. The image shows a malicious actor%27s attempt at convincing victims to apply for a fake job.

On July 20th, 2021, another round of job scam emails were sent out from compromised University email addresses. These are the same job scams that the Information Security Team has been alerting the community to for many months.

The malicious email encourages recipients to apply for a "job" at DePaul by sending interest to an external non-DePaul email address. Once in contact with the scammer, the scammer will request other personal information from the victim, typically including a phone number. Once the malicious actor has a phone number for the victim, the communications will often move to a text message format. Ultimately, the malicious actor will attempt to defraud the victim by sending the victim a fraudulent check or via a cash transferring app such as Zelle or Cash App.

Some indicators that this email is malicious:
- Numerous spelling and grammatical errors
- Promises of "cool cash" and easy side money
- Communications being led off of DePaul's platform (i.e. emailing a non-DePaul email address and communications via text messages)​