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Students and staff: Don’t fall for work-at-home scams circulating by email

Please do not respond to an email that is currently circulating and urging you to “Earn Extra Income !!!” This is a work-at-home scam, and you may see more like it in the weeks ahead.

Scam artists often use the start of a new semester to target WVU students with unsolicited emails offering ways to make money quickly. Students should be wary of any emails promising opportunities to work from home, to provide nanny or tutoring services, or to buy “enhanced” wireless Internet service.

DO NOT click on any links or reply to the emails. Forward suspicious emails as attachments to DefendYourData@mail.wvu.edu for review.

Legitimate job offers are posted on MountaineerTrak. 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. Legitimate recruiters 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.

Learn more about how to spot scams at: https://it.wvu.edu/security/defend-your-data/scams