Organizational Research Assistant – University of Victoria

Another job scam impersonating a UVic faculty member to make the job offer look legitimate. Following are the red flags:

  1. The sender address name doesn’t match with the Faculty name given in the signature.
  2. The email address is a gmail address not a UVic address.
  3. The email asks you to contact via text message, which is a tactic to avoid UVic detection.
  4. The offer is too good to be true, offering to pay much higher pay for less work.

Please do not reply or contact the scammer. If you have replied please contact helpdesk or your DSS.

Always look for phishing signs before taking the action mentioned in emails. When in doubt contact helpdesk.