New email phishing message claims to offer employment from Disability Resources office

IT Services has received reports of a couple of fraudulent email messages that appear to offer summer employment for students with the “department of Disability Resources and Educational Services.”

One version of the email claims to be from a particular professor, including Dr. James Duff. The subject line for these phishing emails is usually some form of: “Miami University Summer Employment Opportunity” or “EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS ONLY.” The idea is the same: The email is a scam offering student employees money for assistant services.

The scam email usually contains some version of this sentence:

This is a very simple employment. You will only help me Mail letters, Make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes an hour a day and 3 times a week for $400 weekly.

The scammer asks for personal information, including address.

If you receive this email, please do not respond or click on any links within; just delete the message. This is common phishing practice to try to get recipients to click on fraudulent links and unknowingly download malicious programs to your machine, or steal personal data.

If you receive a message that you suspect to be a phishing message, please forward the message to This allows the information security team to block sites that may be associated with phishing attacks. If you ever feel you may have responded to a fraudulent message or clicked a link in one, please contact IT Help immediately at 513-529-7900.