Beware of Scams

Beware of Job Scams

The Guttman Center for Career Preparation and Partnerships (CCPP) offers Grizzly Jobs as a resource for employers to connect with Guttman students seeking internships and jobs. CCPP makes every effort to review each posting, but for your safety, we ask that you research employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment. Please report any suspicious or scam activity immediately to CCPP at:

Fraudulent job postings try to take your money, personal information, or both. The jobs often appear to be easy and convenient ways to make money with very little effort.

Safety Tips:

1) Never apply to a job that asks you to pay a fee.

2) Do not apply to a job that asks for your personal information, including your bank account; credit card; passport; or CashApp, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle account numbers.

3) Do not forward, transfer, or “wire” any money to an employer or for an employer, using your personal account.

4) Do not agree to have funds or paychecks direct deposited into any of your bank
accounts before you have started working. Most employers give the option of direct
deposit or a paycheck on the first day or week of actual employment, not before.

5) Always do your research, even if the job sounds legitimate. Look for the company on the
following websites:
Better Business Bureau
U.S Chamber of Commerce
• White Pages

6) Do not meet an employer for an interview at a suspicious location and/or time. If you are going on a job interview, be sure to let a friend or family member know when, where, and with whom you are meeting. Provide your friend or family members the name of the company and the name of the person you are meeting, the address of the interview, and company contact information such as a phone number and email.

7) When in doubt about a job posting, ask a Guttman staff member!

8) If you have sent money to a fraudulent employer, contact your bank and/or credit card the company immediately closed the account and dispute the charges.

9) Don’t feel embarrassed if you were scammed; it can happen to anyone. Report it
immediately to CCPP so we can help you and prevent others from being affected.