BU students find jobs both on and off campus. You are advised to be cautious when looking for off-campus jobs because job scams are a real threat to your financial and physical safety.

Job scammers will often:

  • Claim to be out of the country, or to be in the middle of an emergency situation.
  • Send you a check before you have completed or started the work.
  • Ask you to cash a check for them and send them back part of the money, or forward part of the money to someone else.
  • Ask you to purchase gift cards and send them the card information.
  • Ask you to purchase and mail items.
  • Ask you to complete a wire transfer of funds.
  • Ask for your credit card, banking information, or Social Security Number.