Multiple scams have affected
individuals in the CMU community. Many 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 will
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 will bounce, and the individual will be out the money
that they sent.
Be cautious when responding to emails, and read
them thoroughly. One of the scams uses an email
address of "...@centralmich.org" to impersonate a CMU official. Remember all CMU emails and official websites contain "cmich.edu".
Do not provide your personally identifiable information such as social
security number, drivers license number, date of birth, or other
similar information to people that 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 were a
victim of one of these scams and have sustained a financial loss or
exposed your personally identifiable information it is suggested that
you contact the CMU Police Department or the police department where you
WARNING: FRAUDULENT JOB POSTINGS
Employment Services at Central Michigan University posts off-campus job
listings for the convenience of students. The University does not
endorse or 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.
Be wary of postings on any job site seeking a
“Personal Assistant” and requiring a bank account to be opened in your name.
Also, Central Michigan University jobs will be under cmich.edu and not under
cmich.org or cmich.net or any such variation.