Recruiting Fraud Warning

In recent weeks, it has come to our attention that individuals are posting fraudulent job opportunities on sites such as UpWorks. TRC has been named as the potential employer in some of these postings. The intention of these posting is not to offer employment, but to steal financial information from unwitting victims. Many of the victims have been asked for a large sum of money upfront or have been requested to furnish private personal data.

How can you protect yourself from Recruitment Fraud?

The first thing you should look for is whether the email is a verified TRC email address. TRC employees conduct business and recruitment via “” email accounts only. You should verify all email contact with TRC and ignore any email that doesn’t have a “” address.

Additionally, TRC’s interviews are conducted in person and we do not utilize on-line or “chat” format interviews.

How to Take Action?

Please contact TRC via email at to advise us that you are in receipt of fraudulent communications or that you have seen a fraudulent posting. Please forward to us either the original email or a link to the posting.

Additionally, we recommend these steps:

  1. Forward the same emails to the abuse addresses of the ISPs involved. For example and
  2. If you came across a fraudulent job posting on your campus Job Board or Career Center, have the Career Center remove it immediately and let students know that that particular posting is fraudulent.

We do not recommend that you engage in any further dialogue if you believe the communication to be fraudulent.