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College Students are Prime Targets for Fake-Job Scams

- Released on Feb 27, 2017

College students are prime targets for fake-job scams. Be wary of emails and advertisements for jobs that seem too good to be true, especially if they require you to deposit checks or send money. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a PSA regarding fraudulent job offers. The Student Employment Office urge you to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment.
 
Please also be cautious of opportunities presented to you via email; especially when you do not know the sender.  Scammers will often times use an email address that will appear legitimate.  The Student Employment Office does not send emails to students regarding job postings.  Should a friend refer a job posting to you through the Jobs for Aggies Job Board; it will include a link that requires you to sign into Jobs for Aggies. 
 
Student Employment staff members are available for consultation on how to research prospective employers or determine if a job posting is legitimate.
 
The Student Employment Office may be reached by phone at 979-458-5321 or emailed at JobsforAggies@tamu.edu. News