The Wasserman Center for Career Development makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on NYU CareerNet. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, or have suspicious contact with an employer during an interview or in-person interaction, it is extremely important to exercise caution.
If you feel uncomfortable about a job opportunity you receive by email or find on any job board, do not click on any links and do not provide any personal information.
Generally, if the job posting, email, or interaction with the employer contains any of the following, end all contact with the employer and notify the Wasserman Center immediately:
If you are wary of a job posting or email, or have a suspicious interaction with an employer, ask yourself the following questions:
If you are suspicious of a posting or email, end all communication with the employer and contact the Wasserman Center by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-998-4737. Additionally, please contact NYU Public Safety to file a report. You can reach them by calling 212-998-2222, or by visiting their Command Center at 7 Washington Place.
If the incident occurred completely over the Internet, you can file an incident report with the US Department of Justice or by calling the FTC at: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
Once you are hired, if you have any concerns about the legitimacy of the company or believe the work environment to be unsafe, contact the US Department of Labor.