Fraudulent Job Postings Pop Up On Campus
Published: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012 07:05
Santa Clara’s Career Center has recently come under the fire of scam job postings — a problem that has been occurring on many campuses throughout the country.
With more frequent attacks, the Career Center must constantly review postings to ensure legitimacy.
Some postings may appear legitimate because they use unauthorized company trademarks or other copyrighted material, according to Elspeth Rossetti, director of the Career Center.
With that in mind, it is possible for some of these fraudulent postings to slip through.
Students are asked to be aware of this issue and exercise caution when applying for jobs.
The Career Center has offered some tips to recognize scam postings:
Essentials to avoid a job posting scam:
- Don’t give personal bank account information, PayPal account information or credit card numbers.
- Don’t let potential employers direct depost any funds or paychecks into any of your personal accounts — you should know them first.
- Don’t forward, transfer or “wire” any money to a potential employer using your personal accounts.
- Don’t respond to any “too good to be true” job emails.
- If you suspect that a posting is not legitimate, contact the Career Center.
Common signs of job posting scams:
- If they correspond with non-company email accounts
- If there are misspellings and grammatical errors
- If there is no specified job location
- If they request your Social Security number or any other financial information
Contact Michael Rosa at email@example.com.