With more companies hiring, online recruiting scams have re-emerged to prey on job seekers and employers. The Better Business Bureau tracked more than 3,000 recruiting scams in the first 10 months of 2018 with losses in the million dollars.
The online recruiting scam works this way: the scammer fraudulently uses a company’s name and logo, and perhaps the names of the company’s employees handling recruiting or human resources, to solicit applications from job seekers for fake jobs. Many times the companies are household names or long established, which gives the scam an air of legitimacy. Sometimes the solicitation comes by email, but most often it is posted on a professional or recruiting website or social media platform. Like most phishing schemes, the scammer’s email address is similar to, but not the same as the legitimate company’s email address.
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