Phishing Attempt

February 22, 2021

Recently, an email message was sent to members of our community offering part time work as a personal assistant. Please be advised that this email is part of a phishing scam and not a legitimate employment opportunity. 

This phishing attempt is especially convincing as it was sent from a compromised FDU student email account. As a result, the subject of the message was not prepended with the [External] tag.

A copy of the email in question has been included below. We have created the following webpage to further assist you with determining if a message is legitimate:

If you believe that you have provided your information to a phisher, please change your passwords as soon as you can. If you need assistance, please contact the UTAC (University Technical Assistance Center) at (973)-443-8822.

Begin Example:

From: <> 


We’re HIRING IN FDU!!!  

We have a strong passion for connecting people with similar career interests . I believe that we carry a great wealth of information for current students and alumni who might want to explore various career paths.  

The personal assistant job involves you working remotely from your location to support a busy executive. You will be working from home. The hours are flexible so you can spread the time to fit your schedule .You will be provided with sufficient funds and adequate instruction for every task.The qualified person should be smart and very resourceful with exceptional communication skills and organizational ability. 


Coordinating a complex schedule both work and personal

Manage multiple task lists

Manage & run personal & business errands

Handle highly confidential and/or sensitive matters with discretion at all times

Job Type:

Part-Time (3-5 Hours Weekly)



ALL interested in working from home and earn $300 Weekly should  APPLY HERE

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