Mayor’s Office

City of Burlington Warns Public Against Fraudulent Job Posting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 5, 2015
Contact:  Jennifer Kaulius
                 802.324.2505

City of Burlington Warns Public Against Fraudulent Job Posting

Burlington, VT – The City of Burlington today is warning the public against a fraudulent job posting listed on Craigslist. The job posting is for “Airport Office Assistant,” which is not a current opening in the City of Burlington. This posting was not made by the City and is not connected to the City in any way.

It has been reported to the City that when replying to the fraudulent Craigslist advertisement, the respondent is then asked for his or her social security number. The City of Burlington does not ask for social security numbers on the City employment application, which is accessible on the Current Job Openings page of the City website.

If affected by this scam, please contact the Vermont Attorney General’s Office Consumer Assistance Program at 800.649.2424 (in-state only) or 802.656.3183 (from out of state numbers), by emailing consumer@uvm.edu, or by visiting www.uvm.edu/consumer. The City has contacted Craigslist to report the fraudulent job posting.

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Press Release Date: 
08/05/2015
City Department: 
Mayor's Office