Fraudulent UNICEF job posting email

On January 26, 2022, a UBC email account was compromised and used to send out a fraudulent email with the subject “Job”.  The email was sharing an opportunity for part-time work with UNICEF for $500/week.  This is a scam and UNICEF has a warning on their website about it at  The scammer goes on to ask for information ripe for identity theft such as driver’s license, passport, etc.


If you provided your driver’s license information, please refer to:,%2D800%2D950%2D1498.&text=If%20your%20EDL%2FEIC%20was,you%20a%20driver’s%20licence%2FBCID


If you provided your passport information, please refer to:


If you provided your Social Insurance Number, please refer to:


If an email or offer sounds too good to be true then it usually is.  For information about how to protect yourself against phishing in all its forms, please visit:


Other resources:

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre –

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Identity Theft Guide –


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to UBC Cybersecurity at