****EMPLOYMENT FOR STUDENT****/ Part Time Position for students, Scam (3/20/2018)

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The scammers have stepped up their game recently, they are starting to employ other tactics to fool victims into submitting their information to the scammers. They will employ tactics such as email spoofing, they have been known to spoof the careerservice@vcu.edu account as well as using fake edu accounts (Example will be shown later in the post). They have also resorted to put up a replicate of our website’s login information to gather credentials. Please be extra careful with links- Always hover over them to see where they lead. Also be careful with any emails from senders that you do not know or are expecting a letter from.

For this email please notice the strange email address while it uses an .edu it also is a .edu.au address (Not the same as a .edu). Also note that while you may trust a .edu email the person who owns that account could have been compromised so the e-mailer could actually be a scammer, despite coming from your best friend’s email address. The scammers have also added a disclaimer in the email footer in an attempt to appear more legitimate.

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From: Jodie Gausden (jgausden@utas.edu.au)
Date: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 6:16 AM
Subject: Part Time Position For Student
To: victim@vcu.edu

I am Dr. John Largen and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES). I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible)registered with DRES. A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid 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 also am the director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at DRES and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.You have received this email because you have an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services but as my temporary personal assistant. I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.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 an hour a day and 3 times a week for $620 weekly.I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Australia.

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 2018

To Apply, Please email your Full name, Address, Alternate email (different from school email) and mobile

Email me back as soon possible

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