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FBI warns US students about online job scam that can leave them broke

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Feb
2017
FBI warns US students about online job scam that can leave them broke

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Students online across the US are targeted in a common employment scam, according to FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).

“Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions,” authorities warn. “This employment results in a financial loss for participating students.”

According to recent FBI statements, scammers post online job ads soliciting college students for administrative positions. The student employee receives counterfeit checks in the mail or via e-mail and is instructed to deposit them into their personal checking account.

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