New Phishing Scam

ITS recently received information about a new phishing scam circulating, targeting students who have internships. This particular email is poorly executed, but the idea is clever and worth being aware of. The email reads:

Hello Admin,
2018 CIEE Internship is available for current university students or recent graduates who have arranged or will arrange their own internship opportunity in the U.S.
The award amount of the scholarship is Get a J-1 intern visa that is valid for up to 12 for interning, and 1 more before and after your internship for travel.
The scholarship application deadline is Student Deadline: Ongoing.
Applicants can get more information through the given link: CIEE Internship
Regards,
Financial Aid Adviser  

Falling for these scams can be avoided by staying on the lookout for telltale signs of phishing. This message contains several of them, like grammatical errors, a vague introduction that doesn’t mention your name, and an offer that looks too good to be true.

Do you think you’ve received a potential phishing message? Forward it to mailcop@etown.edu.

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