Employment Scam Targeting Students

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?

** PLEASE NOTE: University officials will never ask you to purchase a quantity of gift cards.


Additional Resources

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/.