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Don't fall for job scams. Reputable employers work through WVU Career Services.

WVU students should NOT respond to unsolicited emails, Google Hangout requests, texts or phone calls offering employment opportunities such as work-at-home gigs or arrangements involving financial transactions. 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.

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. 

If you receive any job-related message that seeks financial information or requests anything else that seems suspicious, please contact WVU Career Services at careerservices@mail.wvu.edu and forward any suspicious emails as an attachment to DefendYourData@mail.wvu.edu.

JOB SCAM EXAMPLE EMAIL



Job scam example with notation: Is it too good to be true? Are the job requirements and description vague? Do they ask for online interviews via a messaging app? Was it sent from a personal email account? Does it contain a threat or consequences if you do not act immediately? Is contact information missing for the business? 

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Phone: (304) 293-4444 | 1 (877) 327-9260
Email: ITShelp@mail.wvu.edu

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