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Fraudulent Email Alert

Students told to beware

By Ben Wilcox | 10/25/11 | Posted in News

An alert was sent to students on Tuesday afternoon warning about fake job offers being sent to students. The alert reads as follows...

In recent weeks a number of students have received emails offering on-campus employment. The wording of “on campus job” is usually on the subject line of these emails, although they are not from a “hartford.edu” account.

These emails often promise that an initial check will be delivered to the student as an advance payment for “processing orders” for a company. The student is then asked to provide personal information in a return email in order to receive the funds. Such solicitations are an attempt at identity fraud aimed at obtaining access to student bank accounts.

No department on campus would ever ask you for personal information in an email, nor would it send a check to you prior to commencement of employment. We request that such attempts at “phishing” be ignored and that you prevent any personal or financial information from falling into the hands of those who would misuse it.

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