Posted on: October 3, 2019 | By: infosec | Filed under: Phishing at Elon






This email targets students and claims to be about new employment offered through the university’s recruiting department. It contains an attached .txt file that requests personal information. Several versions of this email have been seen before, but with different subject lines.

This is not a legitimate request. Do not respond with your information. Delete the email and be cautious with attachments in emails, especially if you were not expecting the email or if it comes from someone you don’t know.

Attached file contained the following text:

I am [name] and I work as a clinical counselor for the department of Disability Resources and Educational Services. I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible) registered with Disability Resources and Educational Services. 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 Disability Resources and Educational Services 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,purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $450 weekly and you receiving $150 a days

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.

To Apply, Get back to us with the information listed below so we can process your application as to consider it valid to commence working with us.

Rest of the details about the job will be sent to your alternative email address.

Dr [name]

Clinical Counselor

Disability Resources and Educational Services


Best Regards


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