Reminder! Fraudulent Job and Internship Listings

Unfortunately, not every job posting is legitimate, even on trusted sites. Some internship and job offers are instead a method to gain personal information for use in identity theft and/or money from you. It is vitally important that you know how to distinguish legitimate internship and job postings from scams.

  • Never, and we mean never, send or accept money as part of the application process.
  • Trusted Emails Being Hacked
  • If the money sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
  • Do not click links to suspicious emails.
  • If you didn’t apply to a job, but you received an email for an interview or job offer, be careful!

Federal Bureau of Investigation – Employment Scam Targeting College Students Remains Prevalent – 1/18/2017

If you suspect that you have been a victim of a scam via a position posted in Handshake, please notify Career Services at 703-993-2140 and/or email

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