Employment Opportunity ScamJan 23, 2017
There is an elaborate employment opportunity scheme currently underway which is targeted towards college students. The suspects are posting job listings on college boards on campuses across the nation. In addition to personal/sensitive data being harvested, the student/victim that answers the job posting may be sent a business check for a certain nominal amount for supplies and merchandise. Later they find that the check was forged (stolen routing and account number).
When responding to employment opportunities, please use due dilligence. Start by researching the company online and, before giving your information, ask questions and check into the validity of the information requested from you. Report suspicious activity to the FBI at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx.