Many students have received an email from a “utexas.edu” email account spoofing a University of Texas staff member and claiming to work with Handshake. The spammer shares an alleged opportunity to work with a clinical counselor in the office of “Students with Disabilities.” The fake job offer is a remote administrative role for the counselor who is out of town and unable to meet. The student is asked to purchase items and gift cards and later to print checks. If you have been contacted by this scammer, do not respond. If you have already responded, please review this Scam Job Posting Guide and contact UTPD.
ALERT: Fraudulent Job Posting Targeting Students