Employment Scams Targeting College Students

The Student Employment Office recommends that all students review information on Employment Scams.

The Student Employment Office does not release student contact information to any employers outside of the university. Students are urged to use caution when responding to job offers via email that they have not applied for, ask them to reply with personal information, or are poorly written containing spelling errors and incorrect grammar. Please see additional tips for avoiding employment scams.

If you receive communication about a job and feel that something does not seem right, we recommend you stop all contact with that employer and contact abuse@rutgers.edu to report the incident. You can also report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission. If you have sent or received money, you should contact your banking institution immediately.

Please click here to view more information on how to report a potential fraudulent employer and also some examples of recently reported employment scams. In addition, the university provides resources for protecting your identity.