The Career Center works very hard to ensure that job postings in Handshake are legitimate positions and Handshake has shown to be a very reliable source to find great opportunities. However, scammers are becoming more and more creative and they are circumventing Handshake.
***We have recently seen an uptick in fraudulent job offers emailed directly from scammers to students posing as legitimate employer. ***
Please see the following most recent email scams; THESE ARE FRAUDULENT: They are not from UMBC or Career Services.
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From: Career Services <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 13, 2023 at 10:51 AM
Subject: Job Opening!
To: YOUAn administrative assistant to perform various administrative tasks like making or receiving payment, keeping record and processing paperwork when necessary, with a good weekly pay is needed, Please find the position and some basic information below.
Work remotely: Yes
Job Type : Part time (15 to 20 hours weekly)
> Running personal errands.
> Making Purchases, receiving and making payment
> Perform official assignment to detail/ instruction.
This position will be a home-based and flexible part time job, You can be working from home, School or any locationInterested in this position, Send your resume to email@example.com . Then text (443) 267-2747 for updates
Once again, this email is a scam. Notice the email comes from a "Gmail account" and NOT a UMBC email URL.
Please visit our Fraudulent Jobs & Email Scams page HERE to learn about about what to look out for and wat to do in the event you receive one of these emails.
The Career Center is here to support you. If you encounter a position that you fear may be fraudulent, don't hesitate to reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org