FBI Releases Job Scam Alert

Posted on 1/19/2017 2:26:00 PM

The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently released Alert Number I-011817-PSA notifying college students that employment scams remain prevalent.

According to the alert, 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” results in a financial loss for participating students. 

Check out Don’t Fall for a Student Employment Job Scam for additional information on typical scams.

If you have concerns about the legitimacy of a job or internship posting, please contact the IUP Career and Professional Development Center at 724-357-2235 or career-development@iup.edu. If you feel that you’ve been the victim of a scam, please contact  University Police at 724-357-2141.