Multiple scams have affected
individuals in the CMU community. Many scams originate through unsolicited job
offers via email or unauthorized postings on job sites for a personal
assistant position or similar work. In most cases the suspects send a check for their first salary payment for a higher amount than the
agreed upon wage. They are then provided instructions to send the
balance of the check to another individual. Several days later the
original check bounces, and the individual is out the money they sent.
Be cautious when responding to emails, and
them thoroughly. One scam uses an email
ss of "...@centralmich.org" to impersonate a CMU official. Remember all CMU emails and official websites contain "cmich.edu".
Do not provide personally identifiable information such as a Social Security number, driver's license number, date of birth, or other
similar information to people you do not know. Legitimate
employers will not ask for this information via email. Remember if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
If you are a
victim of one of these scams and have sustained a financial loss or
exposed your personally identifiable information, contact the CMU Police Department
or the police department where you
Employment Services at Central Michigan University posts off-campus job
listings for the convenience of students. The University does not
endorse nor recommend employers and a posting does not constitute an
endorsement or recommendation. The University explicitly makes no
representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the
information provided by the employer. The University is not responsible
for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of
off-campus employment, without limitation.
It is the responsibility of
students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying
for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly
research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are
applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution
when applying for or accepting any position. Students are encouraged to
report to the University any concerns regarding a posting.