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Phishing Alert: New Variation of Fake Job Opportunity Scam

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 08:21


Pitt Information Technology is responding to another variation of a recent email phishing scam that claims to be soliciting applications for a job opportunity. The most recent version of the scam involves a position advertising the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. Such scams attempt to obtain sensitive personal data, such as bank account information. The fake job opportunity scam appears to originate from a legitimate email address.

The following is a sample of a recent fraudulent email. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), please report it as a phishing scam by forwarding the email message as an attachment to Detailed instructions on reporting scams are available at



Name of Company:



Advertise While Driving


We seek interested candidates to go about their normal routine with the advert of  the "England 2021 Rugby League World Cup" on their Car


Must have a Car,Truck,Van or Motorcycle..


$300 weekly including $50 for gas

Interested Candidates should contact Robert Dario at <address removed> with his/her personal email

Hiring Coordinator/Logistic Supervisor


<name removed>


Pitt IT strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. If you were not expecting to receive such an email, confirm with the sender prior to interacting with the message. If you must interact with the message, avoid clicking on links contained in such emails. These may lead to sites that contain malicious software, or sites that attempt to steal your credentials. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

In addition, Pitt IT recommends that all students, faculty, and staff install Antivirus and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) Protection. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.