Fraudulent Jobs

It is very important to learn the red flags to look out for when conducting a job search.

Please be aware of the following red flags that can help you identify fraudulent jobs:

  • They are asking you to shop for them

  • You have to send them money

  • The job sounds too good to be true

  • The job they offer isn’t the one you applied for

  • They won’t meet you in person

  • You can’t verify their information

  • They’re asking for personal information over the phone or email

  • You’ll be working from home and never meet your employer

If you suspect a position is fraudulent, please contact the Career and Workforce Solutions Center at or 760.674.7799.

It is very important for you to educate yourself about potential scams. While the Career and Workforce Solutions Center does not knowingly accept fraudulent job postings through Handshake, unfortunately, false job postings may appear in our listings from time to time. False job listings are typically used to illegally collect personal information from job seekers or facilitate other forms of illegal activity.

Below is a link to a list from the FBI of common fraud themes to be aware of.