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 https://www.unicef.org/careers/beware-fraudulent-job-offers.  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:

https://www.icbc.com/driver-licensing/getting-licensed/Pages/Replace.aspx#:~:text=Replace%20lost%20or%20stolen%20EDL,%2D800%2D950%2D1498.&text=If%20your%20EDL%2FEIC%20was,you%20a%20driver’s%20licence%2FBCID

 

If you provided your passport information, please refer to:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/security/protect-fraud.html

 

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

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/sin/reports/shared-responsibility.html#h2.2

 

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:  https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/content/phishing-emails

 

Other resources:

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre – https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/report-signalez-eng.htm

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Identity Theft Guide – https://www.priv.gc.ca/en/privacy-topics/identities/identity-theft/guide_idt/

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to UBC Cybersecurity at security@ubc.ca.