Important Security/Fraud Alert

In addition to the hundreds of great opportunities from legitimate employers listed on Seawolf Jobs, we unfortunately occasionally see fraudulent postings as well.

Despite our monitoring of incoming postings, it is important that students carefully review job postings for signs of fraud. Here are some warning signs to look out for when evaluating a potential opportunity:

  • You are asked to give your credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents - but you get nothing in writing.
  • You must send payment by wire service or courier.
  • You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • You receive an unexpectedly large check (sample for illustration purposes only; company name may/will be different: FedEx shipping label, check).

This is not an exhaustive list - there may be other clues, or a fraudulent posting may not conform to any of these conditions - but these are common tactics. Scam/fraudulent postings are not limited to online job boards; some scams are posted on physical bulletin boards around campus, and may seem like they're affiliated with or promoting advocacy groups or causes that students care about. If you have any concerns about the legitimacy of a posting, please contact our office before applying for the job.

If you have any questions or concerns about any job posting on the Career Services system, DO NOT APPLY for the job, and please contact our office at 707.664.2198, or email the JLD Staff at careerservices@sonoma.edu