Phishing Alert: Job posting scam targets college students
Scam employers sometimes target students by fraudulently posting, sometimes under a real company name, or one very similar to a real company.
If you see a position in NACElink and/or receive an email from an employer that you believe to be a scam, please notify the Barnard Career Development immediately. Phishing scams attempt to trick students into providing sensitive personal information (i.e., social security numbers and credit card/banking details) or into sending money or other items of value. These scams come in many forms and disguises, including:
- Online schools and training centers
- Fraudulent sellers
- Emails about being a contest winner
- Disguised online portals or web-mail services
- False Users of Social Networking Sites
If you have any concerns about a potential employer, job or internship, please contact Barnard Career Development at 212-854-2033. Your odds of becoming a victim are greatly reduced with knowledge, awareness and detection.