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July 22, 2013
The frequency and complexity of employment scams are on the rise, and college students wishing to cover more of their educational expenses through work are an ideal target.
For most CSU students, finding a job starts with viewing job postings on RAMweb. Student Employment Services screens each job before posting to RAMweb; however, the possibility still exists that a well-masked employment scam might slip through our screening procedures. Therefore, it is important that students become aware of common characteristics of employment scams.
Employment scams begin with experienced con artists posing as recruiters or employers who offer attractive employment opportunities. They often require job seekers to pay them money in advance, usually under the guise of work-at-home, high salary, no experience required, work on your own, shopping/errand assistant, and special vacation or travel arrangements. Here are some more tips to help you avoid employment scams:
If you are looking for employment and have searched RAMweb periodically throughout each day for at least a week, but still having difficulty finding employment, contact Student Employment Services and we can meet with you and explore employment options. Other strategies to consider:
If you suspect a job posting is a scam, contact Student Employment Services. We will review and follow-up with you on the legitimacy of the job posting. If you believe that you are the victim of an employment scam you may file a report with: