Friday, May 19, 2023

Ongoing "Student Employment" scam

This morning, another campaign of "student employment" money mule scam emails occurred.

The emails are similar to the following

From: MANHATTAN COLLEGE Office of Human Resources <>
Subject: Student employment can be a good option that allows you to meet a financial need while gaining work experience

Students who seek on-campus employment typically work in College offices
doing a range of tasks from clerical work to assisting with events. Working
a campus job gives you the opportunity to grow relationships with members
of the College community while developing skills that can be helpful when
you enter the professional workforce. Plus, research shows that students
who participate in student employment programs are more connected to their
college and generally achieve greater academic success. for more
information see the attachment below

and the attachment is similar to the following

Dear Interns,

My name is Dr BRANDEN ALBERTSON ..and I am the Online employment co-ordinator for Human
resources  employment team. This is a  new employment reform through Employment Agency
License organization and the   UNICEF ( The United Nations International Emergency Fund)
Created by the United nations general Assembly in 1946 to provide food and health care to
children in countries that had ben devastated. Recently I was appointed as professor of

Most of UNICEF's work is in the field, with a presence in 190 countries and territories.
UNICEF's network of over 150 country offices, headquarters and other offices, and 34
National Committees carry out UNICEF's mission through programs developed with host
governments. Seven regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as
needed. Right now, The United Nations has now created an online division through
university Human resources networks to employ a few students of its own and help around
the communities. 

You are reading this message because I need someone who can work as my Personal assistant
while I am away and get paid THREE HUNDRED AND NINTY NINE DOLLARS/wk.($319-399) I am a
member of  MSF (Medicine Sans Frontiers) Doctors without Borders which requires providing
lifesaving medical humanitarian care to people all around the world. Emergencies like
conflict and natural disasters can inflict both visible and invisible wounds. People seek
mental health care for many reasons—the loss of a family member in an earthquake, the
trauma of violence suffered or witnessed, or the stress of forced displacement. MSF teams
provide mental health care and psychosocial support through both individual and group
sessions to help people cope with extremely difficult situations.

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at
Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and
3 times a week for THREE HUNDRED AND NINTY NINE DOLLARS weekly.($319-399)

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 while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of july
during the fall semester 2023

I got your email through a short list from the human resources department to give out
jobs to few students in your university.  If interested in this employment, Please send
your Full name, Address, Email, Alternate e-mail, Age and Mobile number to my official

According to our Gmail logs, none of these should have been delivered to our inboxes, spam folders, etc.