New email phishing message claims to offer employment with TRIO Student Support Services

IT Services has received reports of a fraudulent email message that appears to offer employment for students with TRIO Student Support Services.

The subject line for these phishing emails is usually some form of: “MIAMI REGIONALS PART-TIME JOB AVAILABLE.” The scam email usually contains some version of this sentence:

Due to Pandemic, through the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, TRiO Student Support Services from the U.S Department of Education is currently hiring students to work remotely and get paid $350 weekly.

The scammer asks recipients to text the “director representative” or to reply to the email with personally identifiable information.

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.