Phishing Warning: July 9-July10, 2019: “USC(JOB REFERRAL):Employment Opportunity.”

USC users have reported receiving phish emails from several compromised USC accounts similar to the one listed below.

Sample of email:


From: *****
Sent: Wed 7/10/2019 12:53 AM
To: *****
Subject: USC(JOB REFERRAL):Employment Opportunity.


This is just to touch base with you and let you know that there’s is a part time job open.There’s an ongoing exercise for Part time or Full time survey takers.You’re paid to shop and evaluate stores and businesses around you.Its an opportunity to shop locally and earn $300-$500 working PT/FT weekly.It doesn’t affect your present job,engagements or studies.You can visit hxxps://lanvicgroup(.)com/application(.)php to apply and read more about the job. .

There’s NO SIGN UP FEE required.Its fun flexible and rewarding,Application is open to everyone,Feel free to share.

Best Regards,

Job Placement and Student Services


If you have received this phish, do not respond. If you have responded and were asked to disclose your USC NetID password, change your USC NetID password immediately by going to the Popular Logins menu bar on the ITS website and clicking the link labeled change your password.

ITS encourages you to consider the following tips when handling suspicious email:

  • If you are unable to see or do not recognize a link’s destination URL, do not click the link.
  • Never provide personal information, such as your passwords, social security number, or bank information, on a website you access by following a link in an unsolicited email or attachment.
  • If you must open an email attachment, first scan it using your antivirus software. To scan an attachment on a PC or Mac running USC’s free Sophos Antivirus, save the attachment to your desktop, right-click the file, and choose Scan with Sophos Antivirus.