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Allan Hancock College students hit with scam emails

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Posted at 11:14 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 02:14:13-05

Multiple scam emails have been sent out to Allan Hancock College students over the past two weeks.

The email claims to be someone from UNICEF, offering a remote part-time job at $400 dollars a week.

School officials say the email appears to come from a student whose email has been hacked.

"The best thing you can do is always read things twice, take a step back," Allan Hancock College Director of Information Technology Services Andy Specht said. "Don't just click on a link if its in an email, don't just open up an attachment. Really stop see who the sender is from, ask yourself do I know who the sender is."

School officials say students who have received emails should contact the online help desk.

Students can also turn on the multi-factor authentication to prevent being hacked.