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Avoid Scams and Fraud

Avoid Scams and Fraud

Beware of Fraud, Protect Your Privacy, Ask Questions

While the Career Center does not knowingly accept fraudulent job postings, regrettably, false job postings may appear in our listings from time to time. False job listings are typically used to illegally collect personal information from job seekers or facilitate other forms of illegal activity.

Clues A Job May be Fraudulent

It is very important for you to educate yourself about potential scams.  Here are some good tips that the job is probably fraudulent:

  • The promise of a large salary for very little work – especially those that state thousands of dollars of income per month with little or no experience required.
  • Positions that ask you to give credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents.
  • Jobs that ask you to send payment by wire service or courier.
  • Positions in which you are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • While there are legitimate opportunities for individuals to work from home, be sure to research the position in advance of applying.
  • Common Fraud Themes - FBI

If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact the Employer Relations team –  or 951.827.3631.  If you believe you are the victim of fraud resulting from a job listing, please contact the local police as well

Research Each Company

When applying for any position it is important to research the company thoroughly before releasing any of your personal information. 

  • Review the company's wesite for anything suspicious.
  • Google search the company name followed by words such as "fraud", "scam", "reviews", "complaints", etc.
  • Search for the company name on


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