Seton Hall University

Fraudulent Job Posting Disclaimer


The Career Center strives to review all employers and recruiting agencies who seek to post positions on our website through appropriate review, which may include referral to Seton Hall University's Handshake platform, where recruiting, interviewing and selection practices are evaluated.

However, it is always important to exercise caution when searching for jobs and internships on Handshake or any other platform. Inclusion of jobs, employers and recruiters on Handshake and The Career Center website is not an endorsement by The Career Center or Seton Hall University, nor is it a guarantee of accuracy of the information provided by the employer or recruiting agency.

The same is true for external pages that may be found as links on The Career Center’s website. Inclusion of resources on this website is not an endorsement by The Career Center or the University, nor is it a guarantee of accuracy of the information found on these external pages. The Career Center and the University do not author, edit or monitor these external pages and assume no responsibility for their content.

If you receive any communication from an employer or recruiter that you feel is suspicious or potentially fraudulent, do not continue interacting with the employer or recruiter and do not provide any personal information and DO NOT APPLY.

Instead, forward the communication(s) to [email protected] so we can share them with our IT Security unit. Inform The Career Center about the activity immediately and we will take appropriate action. If you are unsure about an employer or recruiter, contact The Career Center at (973) 761-9355.

Icon of a circle with a line. Be Cautious if the Email or Job Posting:

  • Does not list a company name.
  • Comes from an email address that doesn’t match the company name (most legitimate companies will use the company domain instead of a Hotmail, yahoo, or Gmail account).
  • Offers to pay a large amount of money for almost no work.
  • Offers you a job without ever interacting with you or interviewing you.
  • Asks you to pay an application fee.
  • Wants you to transfer money from one account to another.
  • Offers to send you a check before you do any work.
  • Asks you to give your credit card or bank account numbers.
  • Asks for copies of personal documents.
  • Says you must send payment by wire service or courier.
  • Offers you a large payment for allowing the use of your bank account – often for depositing checks or transferring money.
  • Sends you an unexpectedly large check.

Always remember that no legitimate employer will send payment in advance and ask the employee to send a portion of it back. DO NOT provide any personal information, especially social security numbers or financial information.

Icon of a thumbs up. For more information about fraudulent job postings, please visit the link here.

If you are looking for a position, please review Handshake, Seton Hall University’s job platform for jobs and internship opportunities.