The following message is a job scam that targets students. Notice the generic language, unknown link, and the job offer without any interview or application process; All are signs of a job / financial fraud scam. Please delete this message if you received.


Date: March 17, 2018 at 1:59:14 PM EDT
Subject: Re: Your Application

Dear Kathleen,

I am Dr. John Bevis 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 are receiving this message because your University recently registered with DRES and your application has been forwarded to this department which won you an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me as my temporary personal assistant while we help Students with disabilities frustrated with ignorance and lack of services. As my assistant, your post will be that of an Administative Assistant Duties, which means you would help oversee and evaluate affected centers assigned to you. 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 $350 in 2 weeks ($700 Monthly).

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

Applications must be submitted online. Click “Apply for this Job” to do so.

The Virginia Commonwealth University seeks people with diverse perspectives and experiences and is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action organization. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

If you have a disability and would like accommodations to facilitate the application and interview process, please contact the Division of Human Resources text at: (424) 228-7542

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