IC3 Warns of Fake Job Posting Scams

 July 31, 2020

By  Anton Kiorolgo

If you’re on the job search, be careful: The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has raised an alert on fake job postings and hiring scams circulating online.

The ultimate goal of these scams is to gain access to the victim’s personal information such as their social security number and bank account information. Victims have found themselves at the end of identity theft and drained bank accounts.

Scammers have been known to go as far as to conduct fake job interviews and produce spoofed hiring documents to collect information from unsuspecting victims.

It is important to practice caution when entering private or business information online – the sale of information is a high-priced business for cybercriminals who are looking for an easy payday.

Should you encounter a fake job posting, it is advisable to report them to the hosting job board, as well as to not give any personal information requested regarding the post.

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