Brock’s Information Technology Services (ITS) team cautions users to be wary of emails offering employment opportunities that look too good to be true.
While they can look like they come from trusted companies, job scam emails are really a way for scammers to gain access to users’ personal information.
Members of the Brock community can protect themselves by learning how to differentiate between legitimate opportunities and job scam emails.
Signs of a job scam email include:
- The opportunity seems too good to be true, offering unlimited earning potential.
- The message seems urgent and pushes the recipient to accept the offer immediately.
- The job post or email has obvious grammatical or spelling errors.
- The sender doesn’t verify work experience or ask for references before making a job offer.
- The sender uses Gmail or other popular public email providers rather than an official organization domain.
- The job description is unusually vague.
Brock ITS advises users to research the organizations and individuals who contact them and to go directly to an organization’s website to confirm a job is posted there.
Brock users are invited to contact ITS with questions and can forward suspicious emails to email@example.com for further investigation.