Employment Scam Alert
If you are invited to apply for work from an unsolicited email STOP and check to make sure the request is not coming from scammers. Scammers use email or text messages to trick you into giving them your personal information. Scams can vary widely, below are a few suggestions to help you avoid some common ones:
- Remember the old saying, " If its too good to be true, it probably is."
- Do not pay money up front.
- Do not accept payment for services you have not provided (example: as a "pre-payment" of expected services).
- Be cautious of people who are unwilling or unable to meet in person.
- Be cautious of job postings or emails that are poorly written. Example: poor grammar, lack of sentence structure, text in all caps or bold
- Be wary of job offers from strangers. If you have not applied for the position or interviewed for the position, it is likely a scam.
Contact Career Services staff today to find out if your employment offer is valid.
For more information on how to avoid phishing scams visit the Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information page
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