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:
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: https://privacymatters.ubc.ca/content/phishing-emails
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 email@example.com.