Phishing Alert: Earn $500 Weekly ( Remote Assistant Job Offer )

Some U-M community members reported receiving this email. It is fraudulent or malicious. Do not respond, click any link in it, or provide personal information or money. See Phishing & Scams for more tips. If you need help, contact the ITS Service Center.

Date Sent: 
Thursday, July 27, 2023

Phishing Email Summary

This email scam attempts to trick the recipient into thinking they have been offered a very easy and high paying part-time job. The sending email address appears as if the email was sent by a real U-M account, making this more convincing. While you should always check the sending address, remember that email addresses can be spoofed and appear real even when fake. The phishing email includes a link to a Google form that is customized with stolen U-M graphics that the scammers are using to steal personal information.

How not to get caught: In the case of many job offer scams, the best defense is to ask yourself if it seems reasonable or likely you would be offered a job that you did not actually apply for. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

If you are unsure if an offer could be legitimate, do not reply to it, find another way to contact the person(s) it claims to be from. In this case, the offer claims to come from the "School finance aid," in which case you would call the financial aid office to check.

Note that spelling and grammar mistakes can be a tip off, but many scams use perfect grammar and spelling, and some legitimate offers have mistakes, so never rely on that when judging if something is a scam.

Phishing Email Text


You have been selected through the School finance aid for a job offer. This is a part time position that will only require 1-2hrs 3 days a week, no work experience or skill is required. You can make $500 weekly without affecting your regular activities and academics.

NOTE: This is for verified selected staff/students/Alumni of  University Of Michigan, international students are also welcome for this opportunity.

To apply/check your eligibility by visiting the Application Portal to apply.


Best Regards & Good Luck.

Phishing Email or Site Screenshot: 
Image of a Google form with stolen U-M branding. The form is linked in the phishing email, and it is used to steal personal information.