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Students: Be wary of scams disguised as ‘work from home’ offers

Information Technology Services urges all WVU students to treat any unsolicited emails and phone calls offering employment with extreme caution. Scam artists historically ramp up their attempts to steal personally identifiable information at the beginning of the school year.

Career Services and the Mountaineer Trak website are your official resources for jobs and internships. Their email is careerservices@mail.wvu.edu. Colleges and departments at WVU also hire student workers, but if you receive an email to apply, we recommend that you follow up with a phone call to the department to ensure the job is legitimate.

If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Students who receive suspicious emails should immediately forward them as an attachment to Information Security Services at defendyourdata@mail.wvu.edu for review.

Never provide personal credentials of any kind, including bank account or credit card numbers, Social Security Numbers, Login credentials, and usernames and passwords to anyone seeking that information by email.

For more tips on protecting yourself, visit DefendYourData.wvu.edu.