Beware of Student Employment Scams

College students across the United States continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions.

•    This “employment” could results in a financial loss for participating students.
•    The scammers often obtain personal information from the student while posing as their employer, leaving them vulnerable to identity theft.
•    The scamming incident could adversely affect the student’s credit record.

If you have been a victim of this scam or any other Internet-related scam, you may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at, notify your campus police at, and the Office of Information Security at