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Another Paid Position Phishing Scam

Posted on: September 23rd, 2021 by Jim Pardonek

We are again seeing one of the more common ones that attempts to get you to email your banking information to the scammer in exchange for a non-existent job.  The way these work is that they “hire” you and ask for your routing and account number so that you can get “paid”.  The scammer then withdraws money from your account an disappears.  The email address appears to come from a Loyola email box.  Please see the text below.  If you see this email message, please do not respond and delete the message.  You can permanently delete the message by highlighting the message, holding the SHIFT key, and pressing delete.

Here is a sample of the latest phish.

Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 3:22 PM

Handshake Network: Job Referral

Salary: $350/Week
Hours: 10/Week
Duration: 4-8 Weeks

Job Description:
Operation HOPE, Inc needs locals for open Part-Time Position during the COVID-19 crisis. You can work from home with reasonable wages & bonuses. The pay is reasonable enough and you can participate in this position regardless of what you do for a living even if you are a local, student, a professional or contractor.
The job does not require any experience or special skills needed to participate in this position. Whatever talents or passions you may possess, you will be a welcome addition to this Paid Part-Time Volunteer Position.

Additional Information:
For more information about this position, kindly contact the representative Mr. Eric Parks through and make sure you apply with your alternative email address. Once again you are to send your application to the above email with your personal email address and not your school email address. Failure to apply with your alternative email may cause delay in processing your application.

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