Brock ITS raising awareness of increased job scams

Brock’s Information Technology Services (ITS) team is alerting all faculty and staff of increased job scam emails targeting the University.

Job scam emails are fake job opportunities sent out by scammers. While they can look like they come from trusted companies or individuals, these emails are a way for scammers to gain access to users’ personal information.

Members of the Brock community can protect themselves by learning how to differentiate between legitimate opportunities and job scam emails.

Signs of a job scam email include:

  • The opportunity seems too good to be true, offering unlimited earning potential.
  • The message seems urgent and pushes the recipient to accept the offer immediately.
  • The job post or email has obvious grammatical or spelling errors.
  • The sender doesn’t verify work experience or ask for references before making a job offer.
  • The email may contain malicious links or attachments.
  • The sender uses Gmail or other popular public email providers rather than an official organization domain.
  • The sender may ask to be contacted via text.
  • The job description is unusually vague.
Screen capture of an email.

A recent sample of a job scam targeting Brock University.

Brock ITS advises users to research the organizations and individuals who contact them and to go directly to an organization’s website to confirm a job is posted there.

For any questions about job scams or to report a job scam email, please email

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