University Technology’s Information Security Office warns the Case Western Reserve University community to beware of scam emails.
Fake job postings can appear in your email inboxes and on job listing websites. These scams can be attempts to steal your personal information, money or bank account information.
Individuals should not respond to these emails with any information. Doing so can lead to compromised security, theft and a higher chance of being targeted for similar incidents in the future.
One recent example that recently appeared in CWRU inboxes reads as follows:
Subject: Job Opportunity
Hello. I work as a clinical counselor for the Department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible) registered with DRES.
This is a very simple employment. You will only help me mail letters, make payments at Walmart and purchase some items when needed. This employment only takes 1-2 hours a day and 4 times a week for $450 in a week.
Kindly reply with your full name, full address, alternate email and mobile number.
Those who have already responded to this email and think they might be a victim should contact the CWRU Police immediately at 216.368.3333.