Beware Of Scams
If you receive a suspicious looking job request through our site, please be aware that it could be a scam. These scams are unfortunately common throughout the internet, and our site is occasionally affected as well. The good news is that they are easy to spot and with a little street smarts you can protect yourself and help keep scammers away from UniversityTutor.The most common scam to watch out for is if a "student" sends you a fake money order or cashiers check as pre-payment for tutoring (usually a large amount). They will later request a partial refund and hope you refund them with real money before discovering the money order or cashiers check is fake.
How to spot a scam:
Most scams involve one or more of the following:
- Inquiry from someone far away, often in another country
- Western Union, Money Gram, certified checks, or money order
- Inability or refusal to meet face-to-face before completing a transaction
Follow these simple rules:
- Never accept money orders or certified checks (cashier's checks) as payment
- Never wire someone funds via Western Union or Money Gram, especially to a foreign country
- Don't deal with students who are reluctant to meet with you in person or speak on the phone
By working together we can help keep UniversityTutor safe from scammers!
If you receive a suspicious looking email:
Flag it using the link at the bottom of the email and the user will be blocked from sending mail on our site. This is the number one thing you can do to keep UniversityTutor clean and prevent scammers from harming anyone.
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