Identifying Scam and Fraudulent Job Opportunities

Familiarizing yourself with security-related tips and resources will help you evaluate job and internship opportunities and avoid any potentially fraudulent opportunities.

Occasionally, we become aware of a new phishing scam targeting UW students. The scam email may appear to come from a UW email address which has been spoofed, references the name of a UW faculty or staff member, or claims to affiliated with Handshake. We encourage our students and alumni to use a critical eye when evaluating opportunities, as scammers have become very savvy with their techniques.

Review our resource for more helpful tips and guidance! If you have any questions or concerns about and opportunity, please contact us at

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Associate Director for Employer & Community Connections