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Fake Jobs

IITS has noticed a recent increase in the number of fake job opportunities being sent to student emails. You can find a handful of examples in the Fake Job Email Examples page.

Here is a list of warning signs that you can use to help determine whether or not a job opportunity is a fake:

  • You are promised high pay for little work.
  • You are offered a job without an application, interview, or discssion with the employer. 
  • You are asked to share your banking/credit card information. 
  • You are offered money before you begin working.
  • You are asked for personal information such as your Social Security number or Driver's license number.
  • The person who sent you the email has an irregular email extension. 
  • Frequent grammar and punctuation mistakes within the email.

As you can see, it can be hard to tell if a job is a scam or legitimate. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact InfoSec at