Tips for Safe Online Job Searches

Unfortunately, not all postings are legitimate.  As you search for job and internship opportunities, you must be diligent in your research, utlize your common sense and trust your insticts.  If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is...

Resources for Safe Online Job Searches
Better Business Bureau: Beware of Employment Scams  
Federal Trade Commission: Job-Hunting/Job Scams
6 Safety Tips for Online Seekers
Monster.com: A Safe Job Search
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse: Avoiding Online Job Scams

What if I unwittingly entered a scam?

  • Immediately contact the local police and the Career Services Office
  • If the scam occurred online, file a report with the Federal Trade Commission's Cyber Crime Division
  • Review all credit card and banking activity and dispute any fraudulent activity immediately
    Credit Bureaus
    To order your credit reports:
  • Equifax: (800)-685-1111
  • Experian: (888) 397-3742
  • TransUnion: (800) 888-4213
    To place a fraud alert on your credit reports:
  • Equifax: (888) 766-0008
  • Experian: (888) 397-3742
  • TransUnion: (800) 680-7289

Protect Your Personal Information
World Privacy Forum: Tips to Protect Personal Information on Resumes
Consumer Tips: Job Seekers' Guide to Resumes-Twelve Resume Posting Truths