Policy on Fraudulant Employers-Career and Professional Development Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Policy on Fraudulant Employers

The CPDC has protocols in place to safeguard against suspicious activity from fraudulent employers. Occaisionally, however, we receive reports of students receiving fraudulent or scam emails from unknown entities claiming to be legitimate employers.

The CPDC takes these matters very seriously.

As a service to our students the CPDC does provide employers access to resumes but only by students' consent.  The best way to determine the legitimacy of an email from an employer is by checking the sender's email address.  Most CMU-affiliated employers will mention their relationship with the CPDC when contacting students. 

If you suspect that you are receiving suspicious email generated within TartanTrak please notify us by sending an email to recruit@andrew.cmu.edu.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind all students about some basic tips  to protect their safety and security when applying for positions:

  • Always research any employer before submitting your application
  • Never supply personal banking information
  • Guard your social security number and signature
  • Be aware of employers who ask you to enter into any type of agreement which requires you to handle funds in your personal accounts as part of your duties

If you have questions or concerns about an employer or a position, please do not hesitate to contact the your Career Consultant or stop in or phone the CPDC for assistance!

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