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Impersonation Scam “UMBC Student Job”

Yes, The Offer Really IS To Good To Be True.

Below is an example of a job scam reported to the Department of Information Technology (DoIT). Please note that the name of the from address has been removed for privacy reasons. From:...

Posted: February 1, 2021, 11:53 AM

"Welcome to MG Scanner" (The UMBC COVID-19 Testing App)

This Is REAL. UMBC Is Really Asking You To Use This App

In its ongoing effort to stem the spread of COVID-19 in the UMBC community, UMBC has partnered with Maryland Genomics ( to create and distribute a phone app that will...

Posted: January 24, 2021, 12:03 AM

Job Scam Impersonation Email “UMBC Student Job”

Fake Job Offer For "Student Administrative Assistant"

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) has been notified that a scammer is sending out phishing emails claiming to offer a part-time job as an Administrative Assistant the UMBC’s Academic...

Posted: January 15, 2021, 11:20 AM

Corestaff Services Job Scam “UMBC COVID-19 UPDATE”

Job Scams Continue To Target UMBC Students

Below is an example of a job scam phishing email that was recently reported to the Division of Information Technology (DoIT). The scam email below has the subject “UMBC COVID-19 UPDATE” and is...

Posted: January 15, 2021, 11:11 AM

FBI and DHHS Warn Public About COVID-19 Scams

This December is a Perfect Season For Scammers

December is a month of holidays, travel, and family gatherings.  Most years, December creates extra stress but makes up for it with special occasions enjoyed with family and friends.  This year,...

Posted: December 16, 2020, 5:40 PM

Job Scams Continue To Target UMBC Community

Scammers Don’t Take Time Off For The Holidays

UMBC’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is seeing an increase in the number of job scams targeting the UMBC community.  It is not uncommon for scammers to take advantage of people during...

Posted: November 25, 2020, 7:12 PM

Covid-19 Scams Are Still Active

Some More Tips To Identify Contact Tracing Scams

With Covid-19 being something we all face in our daily lives, malicious actors are not giving up on scamming people out of not only their personal and financial information, but are also trying to...

Posted: September 9, 2020, 8:09 PM

Covid-19 Contact Tracing Scams

Contact Tracing Scammers Are Still Active

With Covid-19 still very present in our day to day lives, many states have started to roll out contact tracing programs to help control the spread of disease. This is done by informing people who...

Posted: September 9, 2020, 7:52 PM

Phishing Email from Fake UMBC IT Desk

Phsihing Attack Sent To Over 1000 UMBC Accounts

A compromised UMBC account was used to send phishing emails to over 1200 other UMBC accounts today. These malicious emails, claiming to be from the “UMBC IT Desk,” contained a link to a fake...

Posted: August 24, 2020, 4:00 PM

Fake "Corestaff Job-Offer" Phishing Attempt

Yet Another Job Scam, (Pretending To Be From Corestaff)

Below is another example of a phishing email campaign in which the malicious actor is claiming to be from Corestaff Services. The email below is the initial message sent out to victims to try and...

Posted: August 13, 2020, 5:06 PM