Re: UNICEF – Work from Home

Apparently, phishers don’t take the weekend off. We received this high-volume phish over the weekend. It is similar to the other paid part-time job offer phishes we have been receiving.

Phishing signs:

  1. ‘Re:’ in the subject line is to confuse the recipient that it is a reply to a previous email, which is not the case.
  2. Pretending to be some sort of career academy, ‘Academy Career’ but doesn’t have any name for this academy so just put these two words together.
  3. This one has a salutation but salutation is just your account name, not your name.
  4. Too good to be true offer, and the text has grammar and spelling mistakes.
  5. Asking to use your personal email to respond, the reason is to avoid UVic monitoring.

Please be aware of such too good to be true offers. Always pay attention to the little details that can give away it is a phishing scam.