Scammers continue to target El Camino College students with fraudulent job opportunities in attempts to drain recipients’ bank accounts, according to a campus-wide email.
The perpetrators disguise themselves as faculty using fake ECC email accounts and attempt to lure students into the scam, which began in the fall 2019 semester.
After receiving and accepting the fake job offer, victims are sent checks with instructions on returning a portion of the money to the scammer using a money transfer app, according to the campus-wide email.
During this process, the victim unknowingly gives the scammer access to their accounts.
Students should be aware that job offers at ECC are not solicited through email, according to a campus advisory.
Campus officials urge students to be cautious when interacting with people online and to never provide access to personal information, according to the email.
Recipients of this phony email are encouraged to contact campus police and the Career Education Center to report this issue.
Campus Police: (310)660-3100
Career Education Center: (310)660-3593, ext. 3780