Explore the latest news and trends  

Sign up for our weekly security newsletter

Be the first to receive important updates on security


Attorney of West Virginia Warns Students about Fake Job Opportunities

Huntingtonnews.net published news on 23rd August, 2015 stating that Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General of West Virginia, cautioned college-goers to be careful about scams offering bogus job opportunities.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has often warned about email scams wandering around colleges offering "work from home" opportunities particularly targeting college students. The notifications have been found targeting students via their school email accounts.

Heralddispatch.com published news on 22nd August, 2015 quoting Attorney General Morrisey as saying "many students look for convenient and good-paying jobs to earn some extra money while following their studies. We would like to be convinced that people should know what to anticipate and how they can protect themselves particularly because several employment scams often appear to be genuine opportunities."

In this kind of rip-off, the student will apply for a designation (like a rebate or payments processor, trading partner or currency trader) via an unwanted email or online job website.

Students will then get an email instructing them to submit their banking details so that capital can be deposited in their account.

After that, the student is asked to transfer a part of funds to another bank account. But, by following all these instructions, the student puts himself or herself at risk of getting cheated of money and becoming a victim of identity theft or probably even getting involved in a criminal money laundering plot.

Moreover, the money supposedly being deposited may not be genuine or swept from the account which could build a situation wherein the student ends up paying overdraft fees.

If you believe that your identity has been compromised or you have been scammed, then call up Consumer Protection Division of Attorney General at number 800-368-8808 or the Eastern Panhandle Consumer Protection office in Martinsburg at 304-267-0239 and to file a complaint online, you may visit www.wvago.gov.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time since the beginning of 2015 that West Virginian AG has requested college students of West Virginia to be careful about work-from-home job scam emails because he had issued a similar advice even in February 2015.

ยป SPAMfighter News - 9/1/2015

3 simple steps to update drivers on your Windows PCSlow PC? Optimize your Slow PC with SLOW-PCfighter!Email Cluttered with Spam? Free Spam Filter!

Dear Reader

We are happy to see you are reading our IT Security News.

We do believe, that the foundation for a good work environment starts with fast, secure and high performing computers. If you agree, then you should take a look at our Business Solutions to Spam Filter & Antivirus for even the latest version of Exchange Servers - your colleagues will appreciate it!

Go back to previous page