ALERT: E-mail phishing poses as Brenau job recruitment

ALERT: E-mail phishing poses as Brenau job recruitment
Accra, Ghana: The new site of Brenau’s Augusta campus.

No, Donny Moore has not been promoted to run our new Augusta campus in Ghana. And, while we´re on the subject, there is no new campus in Ghana.

However, during the last week Brenau employees and others have received e-mails suggesting they´d been selected for jobs at Brenau. These are “phishing” trips by a nefarious Internet pirate attempting to net personal information, according to Chip Andrews, the university´s Associate Vice President of Information Technology. Don´t respond, open attachments, or click on Web links in these messages. Just delete them.

Brenau doesn´t do recruiting this way, says Kelley Maddox, the human resources director, who has received a couple of dozen forwarded fake e-mails and queries from faculty and staff related to the e-mails. The ONLY way anyone can apply for a job at Brenau is through our website at (click “jobs”).

Andrews will take what steps he can to ensure the phishing expedition does not become a problem. Unfortunately, there´s little that can be done from our end.

However, it you have any questions or concerns about this, or any other suspicious e-mails that you receive, contact IT immediately at

And, if you know anyone who is interested in employment at Brenau, direct them to the real jobs Web link at (click “jobs”).

Friday, September 07, 2012