Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-07-16 17:59:51 –
There is a warning from the authorities as if job seekers aren’t enough to worry: watch out for fake employment sites.
The site is so good that it’s easy to sacrifice. They even mention the mainstream internet job boards that are popular in communication. But what they want is your resume.
“Usually, your resume has a lot of information that can lead to additional scams, such as resetting your bank account password or getting someone’s W2,” says Sherrod De Grippo.
She is the Senior Director of Threat Investigation and Detection at Proofpoint. Her analysis team monitors threats and criminal activity around the world 24 hours a day.
“They come across during business hours. They start in Asia Pacific, then Europe, then the East Coast, and then see things shut down around 5 pm on the West Coast.”
DeGrippo and her team have monitored the scam and they have seen it all. From dogs to movie streaming sites to job listings nowadays.
“We look at the threat actors, from COVID-19 to the IRS tax period, what’s happening in the current event, what’s happening, the social structure, unfortunately. It preys on people who may quit their jobs, “said De Grippo.
It caught the attention of the FBI, which issued a warning this spring about a technology that makes things much easier for scammers.
So what are you supposed to do?
Standard warning signs are no longer so standard.
“Historically, people would say that the indicator is like broken English and it doesn’t make sense. It’s no longer really, you’re an indicator that it’s legal. You can’t rely on the fact that something is written in the correct English to be. You have to be much more skeptical than in the past. ”
This means that DeGrippo does your homework before you apply.
“Think about what you’re clicking on, go directly to the advertised site and type in your browser. Don’t rely on these links to click each time. And if you have a phone number, call He says, “Hey, is this legal?” Look at your thoughts, as they often enter fake phone numbers, answer those calls, and scam the people making the call. “
DeGrippo also reminds people. The actual employer does not require bank information during the interview process, does not share social security or credit cards, and constantly monitors money.
“Monitor your bank account, monitor your credit score, monitor your credit report. But in most cases, consumers actually look at the emails that arrive in their inbox, texts and mobiles. You need to look at the text messages that arrive on your phone, because they are easy-to-perform crimes and there are many threats to these crimes. The actors understood that. ”
Beware of fraudulent emails at almost every event today, as this is certainly not the last scam, according to DeGrippo.