Avoiding Job Scams
With an increase in remote positions comes an increase in scammer tactics. It can be difficult to know who to trust in your job or internship search. Some job scams appear to be legitimate positions with established companies, while others are easier to identify as fraudulent.
job scam is a fraudulent offer for work disguised as a legitimate position with a legitimate company.
The goal of the scammer is to:
- Acquire your personal information (social security number or other sensitive personal information).
- Gain access to your bank account.
NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION OR PERSONAL INFORMATION!
The following are some strategies to avoid potential scams.