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Students: Ignore scammers sending unsolicited job-offer or work-at-home messages

WVU students should NOT respond to unsolicited emails, texts or phone calls offering employment opportunities such as work-at-home gigs or arrangements involving financial transactions. Reputable companies and prospective employers do not use this approach- scam artists do. 

Legitimate job recruiters working with WVU Career Services will NEVER mail you a check to be cashed, request your bank account information or involve you in financial transactions while arranging interviews or a job offer. Nor will they initiate contact with you via generic email or text messages. Recognized WVU recruiters DO NOT ask students to contact them via Skype or Google Hangouts without first ensuring that you have contacted the WVU Career Services Center. 

Please contact WVU Career Services or DefendYourData@mail.wvu.edu if you receive any job-related message that seeks financial information or anything else that seems suspicious. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. 

For more information about spotting a scam, visit: http://careerservices.wvu.edu/students/how-to-spot-a-job-scam