We have become aware of fraudulent emails targeting University students that are offering employment opportunities and, in some cases, asking students to purchase gift cards. BE AWARE: These messages are SCAMS. Examples of these messages appear below. Note that the sender and subject may change. The names and departments on the fraudulent messages do not exist at the University.
What should you do?
- If you receive an unexpected message like this, delete the message, do not respond and report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have already made purchases, please contact Public Safety to file a report.
- If you are expecting a message from the student employment office, confirm the sender of the message. Contact information for Student employment can be found at https://enrollment.rochester.edu/student-employment/contact/.
** PLEASE NOTE: University officials will never ask you to purchase a quantity of gift cards.
Learn more about protecting yourself from email and online scams at https://tech.rochester.edu/security/scams.
Get more information on Phishing Scams and learn how to identify and avoid malicious emails at https://tech.rochester.edu/security/phishing-education/.