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Fraudulent Employer Warning

San Jacinto College Career Services cares about our students' safety and their career success. We understand the effort you are devoting to your job search and future career. Unfortunately, con artists and scammers will interfere by attempting to take your money or your personal information through fraudulent job postings.  These postings can be difficult to spot at first, so it is up to you to do your due diligence and to use good judgment and common sense.

Click HERE for tips to determine if you have been contacted by a fraudulent employer.

Please know that Career Services will never share or provide a student's contact information with any employer (though students who are registered within San Jac Works can elect to have their information searchable by employers).

San Jacinto College Career Services hosts job postings and other opportunities to facilitate career-related interactions between students and employers.  While we make diligent efforts to prevent non-legitimate postings, it is impossible to ensure that every job posting is legitimate and impossible to keep track of every employer and position after submission. As noted in our policy statement, it is your responsibility to thoroughly research information and options and take all necessary precautions in an effort to make informed employment decisions.  Career Services follows principles set by the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) and expects employers using its services to comply with EEO guidelines and adhere to the NACE Principles for Professional Practice for Employment Professionals in their employment practices.

Additional Information

PDF iconWarning: Is it a Scam? (PDF)

PDF iconTop 10 Fraud Tips (PDF)

 

If you think you have been scammed:

  1. Contact Career Services at career.centers@sjcd.edu so we can review the position/employer.
  2. If you did send money to a fraudulent employer, contact your bank or credit card company immediately to hold/close your accounts and dispute the charges.
  3. Contact the San Jac Campus Police Department.
  4. If the incident occurred completely over the internet, you should file an incident report with the FTC or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

 

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