Protect Yourself

We know that you’re working hard to find that perfect internship or job. However, it is important to be aware that what appears to be the perfect job may not be so perfect. Not every job posting is legitimate; scammers may post fraudulent jobs to get your personal information for identity theft or to get money from you. These fraudulent jobs can be difficult to spot, but it is important for you to be aware of some tips on what red flags to look for and how to protect yourself if you think you may have applied to a fraudulent job.

The Boston College Career Center makes every effort to verify the legitimacy of employers and job postings listed on EagleLink. However, the ultimate responsibility for researching a potential employer and its opportunities lies with the applicant. Keep these tips in mind for any job opportunity you receive by email, find on a job board, or find on EagleLink. If you feel uncomfortable about any job opportunity, do not click on any links and do not provide any personal information. Contact the BC Career Center with any questions you have about the legitimacy of an employer or an opportunity.