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Phishing Alert: Email Scam Offers Fake Job Opportunity

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 22:12


Pitt Information Technology is responding to a new email phishing scam that claims to offer a job to recipients. Recent examples of this scam include an offer for employment at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament or as a personal assistant. Such scams attempt to obtain sensitive personal data, such as bank account information.

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


Subject: JOB FORUM


Brand Ambassador



We seek interested candidates to go about their normal routine with the advert of  the "2020 U.S.Open Championship" on their Car



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



$350 weekly including $50 for gas 


Interested candidates should contact <malicious address removed>.



Hiring Coordinator/Logistics Supervisor

John doe


Pitt IT strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.

Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.