Some University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) email accounts received a job offer scam early Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The email claims to be from a marketing group, forwarded by what looks like someone’s UNO email account. The fake job – according to the email – involves advertising a company on your vehicle. It asks people to email cellphone, full name, location and more to the scammer.
This scam is similar to an email phishing scam that surfaced in September regarding a fake job offer to wrap their car to promote the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. Car advertising scams are so common that the Federal Trade Commission has information on its website on how to spot these scams.
If you receive offers such as this, always be skeptical. Watch for grammatical errors. Ask yourself if this type of email is something you would normally receive by the person who sent it. If you think the email might be real, and you are interested, find a way to reach out to the sender in some other way besides email to verify the offer.
- If emails are received of this nature, do not respond to them.
- In the future, if you receive an email asking you to review a document or click on a link, check with the sender of the email first, preferably via the phone, to make sure it is a valid email/request.
- Report any suspicious emails to the UNO Information Security Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Verify who sent an email by hovering your mouse over the sender's name.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.