The University of North Carolina is passing along two FBI warnings about Internet scams – one targeting students with job offers and the other targeting employees with a human resources gambit.
The school’s Alert Carolina system says the FBI is aware of a student-focused scam that offers work-from-home jobs in payroll or human resources while getting students to give up bank-account information.
The scammers reach students through their school email accounts.
The scam that targets workers also comes through university email accounts and says there has been an unspecified change in the employee’s status with the school’s human resources office.
That email offers what looks like a legitimate HR log-in, but it is actually a phony way to get access to the employee’s log-in information so pay can be directed to the scammers’ bank account instead of the employee’s.
Information about both schemes comes from the federal government’s Internet Crime Control Center (IC3), in which the FBI participates.