How To Spot Fraudulent Employers

How to Spot a Fraudulent Email:

  • Writing is poor and does not read well, and there are grammatical/syntax errors.
  • You are asked to send personal information to the sender (e.g., driver’s license, Social Security number, bank account numbers, college ID, etc.).
  • You are asked to send a check or money order to the sender.
  • The sender does not disclose the company name or phone number.
  • You did not seek out or pursue the opportunity.
  • The email states they got your information from your college career services office (the Center for Career Engagement does not release your resume to anyone without your approval).
  • The information contained in the email seems “too good to be true.”

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Legitimate employers do not offer jobs to students whom they have never met! NEVER send personal information to someone you do not know!

If you receive any emails offering you a job for which you did not apply, please forward the email to career@gettysburg.edu so that the Employer Relations Team can investigate.