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SPAR – Cybersecurity Alert – Employment Scams Targeting Students


During the holiday break, we saw numerous “too good to be true”, part-time job opportunity scams reported to Abuse.

College students seeking lucrative, flexible jobs can become targets of employment scams. A job offer that seems too good to be true could be a scam. Don’t engage with any suspicious company websites or email addresses.

Some employment scams targeting college students try to access your bank information. If any job asks for an upfront payment or personal information, don’t give it to them. You should never need to pay for employment.

shield-check icon How to Protect Yourself

Always do your research before applying for a job and providing important personal information. Search the internet for the company name to see if it seems credible. Adding words like “scam” or “fake” to your search may be helpful. Stick to applying for job listings hosted on reputable sites.