Fraudsters & Scams - Keep Informed!

We regularly screen for fraudulent employment, internship and volunteer posting. Occasionally, a few get through. As a job searcher and applicant, keep alert and informed on how to protect yourself from fraudsters. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Don't give or send money to an employer for the purpose of continuing the hiring or placement process.
  • When completing application forms, don't provide personal and financial information such as your date of birth and account numbers (e.g., credit cards and bank accounts).  
  • Looking for volunteer work? Research organizations well and check the accuracy of contact information. Closely assess any request for fees and personal information (e.g., birthdate, bank numbers).
  • Don't cash cheques on behalf of an employer or organization--this is not a legitimate business practice.

Concerned about a job posting, employer or placement request?

Contact Career Education:

Protect Yourself - Helpful Links

Keep informed on how to guard against fraudsters who are trying different schemes to steal your money and identity.

  1. Job Search Safety
Regina Police Services
  1. Scams - Job and Employment Scams
Government of Canada
  1. Anti-Fraud Videos - Competition Bureau Canada
  2. Fraud Prevention - Competition Bureau Canada
  3. Get Cybersafe -Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
  4. The Little Black Book of Scams -Competition Bureau Canada
Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
  1. Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
  2. Scams by A-Z Index - Job
  3. Report Fraud