Fraudulent Job Posting Warning
In Career Services we care about our students' safety and their career success. We understand the effort you are devoting to your job search and future career. Unfortunately, con artists and scammers will interfere by attempting to take your money or your personal information through fraudulent job postings. These postings can be difficult to spot at first, so it is up to you to do your due diligence and to use good judgment and common sense. No legitimate employer will ever ask for any of your email account passwords. Please report any attempts to obtain your JagMail password to email@example.com.
Career Services at the University of South Alabama hosts job postings and other opportunities to facilitate career-related interactions between students and employers. While we make diligent efforts to curtail non-legitimate postings, it is impossible to ensure that every job posting is legitimate, and impossible to keep track of every employer and position after submission. As noted in our policy statement, it is your responsibility to thoroughly research information and options and take all necessary precautions in an effort to make informed employment decisions. Career Services follows principles set for by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) and expects employers using its services to comply with EEO guidelines and adhere to the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice in their employment practices.
Because con-artists and scammers are not concerned with behaving ethically or legally, here are some points to be aware that might help avoid you being scammed:
If you think you have been scammed:
- Email Career Services so we can review the position/employer.
- If you did send money to a fraudulent employer, contact your bank or credit card company immediately to hold/close your accounts and dispute the charges.
- Contact the USA campus police department.
- If the incident occurred completely over the internet, you should file an incident report with the FTC or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
Thank you to the Career Center at the University of Northern Iowa for allowing portions of their site to be reprinted.