Beware of this Phishing Scam

July 2023 Phishing Scam

Beware of this Phishing Scam

A recent phishing scam has been identified, specifically targeting our community. This scam is cloaked as an enticing job offer promising a generous compensation for minimal work. However, this is a deceptive trap designed to extract personal information and compromise your digital safety.

The message falsely claims to be from Laurus College, offering a remote internship opportunity for undergraduates. Please be aware that the contact details provided in this fake offer are not associated with any staff member of Laurus College.

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To protect yourself from this scam and others like it, adopt the following practices:

  • Verify the Sender's Identity: Check the email address of the sender. If it doesn't end with our official domain, be skeptical.
  • Beware of Unsolicited Offers: Laurus College communicates job opportunities through official channels and verified job boards. Unsolicited job offers via email could be scams.
  • Protect Your Personal Information: Never provide personal information such as your name, email, department, and year of study, to unverified sources.
  • Report Suspicious Activities: If you encounter suspicious emails or messages, report them to the college's IT department immediately at (805) 267-0622 or

Remember, your online safety is paramount. Stay vigilant, stay safe!