Phishing Email: Subject = Virtual Assistant Position

March 21, 2020

by UNH Information Security Services

UNH Information Security Services (ISS) has received reports of a phishing email being sent fromUNH  wildcats accounts. The email pretends to be a job offer and seeks to obtain contact information from UNH students.

Multiple email subjects are being used in this attack including:

  •  Virtual Assistant Postiton
  • Administrative Assistant Position
  • UNH Internship 2020
  • UNH Student Internship Opportunity
  • Administrative duties

Email Text 
{links and names removed}


March 21, 2020

My name is {name removed} and I work with {name removed}, and my job is to provide part-time employment for qualified students during the academic year and beyond. I have contacted you because there is an opening for you at CDS and below are the lines from your potential employer:

My name is {name removed} and I am the senior director of compliance at the Center for Disability Services Council - New York Chapter (CDS) I am also the Chief Operating Officer - This is a virtual position so you do not need to travel to NY. 
I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible). A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or comorbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the University. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I am also the Director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students in the United States who have practicums at SCDD and APA-accredited school psychology predoctoral interns.

You have received this email to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me should you decide to accept the Offer, you do not have to travel down to New York to occupy this position as we are working in terms to open a chapter in your state.

I also have over 10 years of experience working with adults who have problematic relationships, childhood issues, and who feel stuck in their present life. It might be trauma, depression, anxiety, but whatever it is we can help you get "unstuck" together and I enjoy doing this. I believe everyone has the potential to help themselves, but sometimes we need some guidance.
This is a very simple employment. You will only help me mail letters, make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes 6 hours a day and 4 times a week for $620.00
I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.

You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of April 2020.

To be considered for this position, use your "alternate email (different from school email)" to contact your employer directly by sending an email with your details as follows:

Full name,
Current Residential Address,
Alternate email (different from school email)
Cell #.

To:

{name removed}

Best,

{name removed}


If you received this email, do not respond.  This is not a legitimate offer of employment.

Please delete the email.

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