Friday, August 21, 2015

'Work from home' employment scams target college students

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns college students to be on guard for scams offering fake employment opportunities. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has frequently warned of email scams circulating around college campuses offering “work from home” opportunities specifically targeted toward college students. The emails have been known to target students through their school email accounts.

“Many students are looking for convenient, good paying jobs to make some extra money while pursuing their education,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We want to be sure that people know what to expect and are able to protect themselves, especially since many of these employment scams often seem like legitimate opportunities.”