The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued an alert on employment scams targeting college students. Phony job opportunities are advertised via college employment websites or students university emails. Unfortunately, students who take the bait suffer financial losses.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IC3 Alert for information on avoiding these scams. US-CERT Tip ST04-014 is another useful reference on social engineering and phishing attacks.