WARNING! Fraudulent Job Postings
The Career Management Center makes every effort to screen and remove fraudulent positions and employers from the Handshake system. However, it is imperative that students use caution and are wary of fraudulent job postings and scams. If the position or communication with a potential employer contains any of the following “red flags,” it may be a scam:
- Offers to pay a large amount of money for very little work
- Offers you a job without ever interacting with you
- Requests personal information from you such as your Social Security Number, bank account numbers, credit card information, copies of your passport/license/or other personal documents
- Offers you a large payment in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - often for depositing checks or transferring money
- Offers to send you a check before you do any work or sends an unexpectedly large check
- Requests payment by wire service or courier
- The communication with the employer comes an e-mail account not identified with an organization (e.g. @gmail.com rather than @companyname.com). There are some legitimate employers that use gmail, aol, yahoo or other similar providers, but you should proceed with caution.
If you are concerned about a job or internship posting, end all communication with the employer and contact the Career Management Center immediately at (904) 620-2067. NEVER give out your social security number, bank accounts, or other personal information to initial job postings.