Fraudulent job alert: “Part-Time Job” dog-walking

We recently became aware of a fraudulent email being sent to UW students, that claims to be sent by a UW student with a part-time job opportunity (text copied and pasted below).

This is NOT a legitimate email or opportunity and is likely an attempt to gain access to sensitive information  – if you receive this email, please:

  • Do not click on any links or take any action as requested in the message.
  • Send the message (as an attachment) to
  • Delete the email.
  • If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate email us at

If you are interested in learning more about how to identify scam, fraudulent or phishing emails, feel free to refer to our resource on the topic.


Good day,

I am a student member here, I have an uncle who is moving to the school area and needs someone to care for his dog.

He needs someone to walk and bath her three times a week, he is offering $300 weekly including $50 for gas, if you are interested email him on [email removed for security in this blog post].

Since this is a private job contact him with your personal email and provide a phone number for faster communication.

Thank you

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O