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Job Posting Scams

Occasionally, scammers target college students looking for part-time jobs. Scammers pretend to be affiliated with a "company" seeking assistants to process of checks. Once a student has the accepted the position, the scammer will ask the victim to send his personal information including his physical address to the scammer. Once the information is received by the scammer, the "Ccompany" sends a check to the victim, who is then asked to take his or her salary out of the check and wire the remainder of the money back to a third party. In reality, while these checks are fraudulent and will bounce after a couple of days, leaving the victim out hundreds or thousands of dollars and sometimes even facing with criminal charges.

The following language is taken from the initial solicitation of one such scam:

  • "If you are resourceful, organized, good with paperwork and honest, you can make three hundred dollars ($300) a week, as a business assistant.
  • This flexible but formal position would only take at most two hours of your time daily, or even less, depending on your work-speed.
  • You would be needed Mondays through Fridays, but the job's flexibility lies in the fact that your duties are clear-cut and would take little of your time to be executed daily.
  • Kindly get back to me ASAP if you are interested and wish to know more about this opportunity."

There are some tell-tale signs of these scams:

  • The posting does not indicate company name.
  • You are immediately asked for personal information such as name, address, phone, email, Social Security Numbers, other financial information etc.
  • You are offered a large amount of money for almost no work.
  • You are offered a job without the company even interacting with you.
  • You are asked to pay an application fee.
  • You are asked deposit checks in your bank account and transfer the deposited amount from one account to another.
  • You are asked to wire money using Money Orders (such as Western Union), wire service or courier.
  • You are asked for your bank account numbers, credit card numbers and copies of other personal documents.
  • You received unexpectedly large payment via check.

Keep in mind, no legitimate employer will send you a payment in advance and tell you to send a portion of it elsewhere, and you should never provide any personal information over email to unknown third parties.