New Phishing Alert – Summer 2022

We have become aware of another phishing scam targeting students at schools using the Handshake platform, like the University of Washington.

The email message will appear to come from a UW email address, and the individual will be claiming to be representing Handshake. The email offers a virtual job/internship opportunity with Dr. Marc Antonucci in New York.

These are NOT legitimate emails or opportunities and are attempts to gain access to sensitive information  – if you receive one of these emails, please:

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

UW’s Office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has created some helpful resources:
Scams: What to Look For
Phishing Examples at UW
Additional Phishing Examples at UW
Tips for Protecting Yourself

More broadly, do you ever find yourself wondering if a position is legitimate, or perhaps too good to be true? We have some great tips to help you assess, and we’re also always certainly happy to help! When in doubt, trust your gut and send us an email!

Happy job and internship searching, Huskies!

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager