Fraudulent Job Postings

We make every effort to screen employers and job postings on Handshake. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, it is extremely important to exercise caution.

If you feel uncomfortable about a job opportunity you receive by email or find on any job board, DO NOT click on any links and DO NOT provide any personal information.

Generally, if the posting or email contains any of the following, please proceed with caution:

If you are wary of a job posting or email, ask yourself the following questions:

Get Help

If you are suspicious of a posting or email, end all communication with the employer and contact the Hiatt Career Center by emailing hiattcenter@brandeis.edu or calling 781-736-3618.

If you believe you have been defrauded, please contact Campus Police at 781-736-5000.

If the incident occurred completely over the Internet, you can file an incident report with the United States Department of Justice or by calling the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

Once you are hired, if you have any concerns about the legitimacy of the company or believe the work environment to be unsafe, contact the United States Department of Labor.

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