Part-Time Job Needed

Once again, scammers are sending out fake job offers that are impersonating real UVic faculty. These emails are similar to four previous batches we saw on May 8, 12, 16 and 19. Nevertheless, it’s worth doing a refresher on the red flags to look out for:

  • The emails are coming from Gmail addresses. A legitimate UVic job offer should come from a UVic email address.
  • The salary offered is too good to be true, especially for only eight hours per week of casual work.
  • The scammer tries to move the conversation away from non-UVic email to avoid UVic’s monitoring.
  • In some variants, the sender’s name will be different from the faculty member who is supposedly offering the job. Inconsistencies like that can be a sign that something isn’t right about the email.

If you received this email, do not reply to the scammer with your resume or contact information. If you did, cease contact with the scammer and reach out to the Computer Help Desk for assistance. If you forwarded the email to other people, recall the message and contact the recipients immediately to warn them of the scam.

Subject: Part-Time Job Needed
From: CAMPUS JOBS <[redacted]>

The service of a student administrative assistant is urgently required to work part-time and get paid $650 bi-weekly. Tasks will be carried out remotely and work time is 8 hours/week.

If interested, submit a copy of your updated resume and a functional google chat email address to our Department of Sociology via this email address to proceed.

[name redacted]
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Office: [redacted]