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The Center for Career Development wants to remind you to be cautious of fraudulent job postings and phishing emails that advertise part-time jobs. The center has provided a list of the key things to know to avoid a job posting scam:

  1. Do not give your personal bank account, PayPal account, or credit card numbers to a new employer.  
  2. Do not agree to have funds or paychecks direct deposited into any of your accounts by a new employer – you should know them first.  Most employers give the option of direct deposit or a paycheck, and make these arrangements during your first day or week of actual employment on site, not before.
  3. Do not forward, transfer, send by courier (ex: FedEX, UPS) , or “wire” any money to any employer, for any employer, using your personal accounts(s).
  4. Do not transfer money and retain a portion for payment.
  5. Do not respond to suspicious or “too good to be true” unsolicited job emails.
  6. In general, applicants do not pay a fee to obtain a job. There are some rare exceptions so be careful, and consult with a professional at the Center for Career Development first.

If you are ever concerned about a job or internship posting, the Center for Career Development will help you research the posting.  Contact Mary Mahoney, assistant director at the Center for Career Development, for assistance at 865-974-5435.