Scam alert: Fake jobs and fraud checks

We have seen an increase in fake job offers. If anyone has sent you an email with an unsolicited job and an offer to send you a large amount of money in checks, this is most likely a scam.

Examples of this fraud requests:

  • The sender does not work at the organization.
  • The reply-to address is a free email account (such as Gmail or Yahoo) for jobs at prestigious international organizations. Those organizations have their own email address and never use free email.
  • As a reading test, they ask that you contact them from a free email service. This helps them bypass fraud monitoring tools.
  • Conversations only over email and text with statements around the inability to speak due to being busy or traveling.
  • Checks are mailed to you to cash, and they ask you to send them the money via a cash app.
  • They cannot meet you in person and only speak via text and email.
  • There is no job application or other job paperwork.

Never cash checks received from an unknown source. Once the bank finds out it is a fake check, it will take the money from your account.

Concerned the email is a scam? Send it to