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FBI warns students of fake jobs on college employment websites
ATLANTA (WSAV) — The FBI is warning students of a scam with fake job offers on college employment websites and college email accounts recruiting for positions that don’t exist.
“We are trying to put a deterrence since these individuals typically target young individuals or college students or ones out of college to open an account so that they can use that account for check fraud.”
The FBI says criminals will require personal and confidential data to set up the payment like bank details or direct deposit information, and then mail out counterfeit checks – eventually requiring students to send a portion of it back for “vendor” payments, training fees for the “fake job,” Atlanta FBI Supervisory Special Agent Aaron Seres explained.