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Internet Job Scammers Tell Candidates To Pay Up For The Opportunity

Cybercrime is no laughing matter

Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Sausalito, Calif. – Jun. 30, 2020

Fake jobs are advertised on internet job boards, newspapers, TV, and radio.

Unsuspecting candidates can be lured into a false sense of security when talking to (so-called) prospective employers.

Cybercriminals masquerading as recruiters and HR executives will sometimes ask you to pay a fee, for instance, to apply for federal career opportunities, according to the FTC.

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It’s not just headhunters you need to be wary of. There are also illegitimate job placement services out to take your money.

Job seekers do not ever need to provide their credit card to apply for a position.

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, then you should immediately file a complaint with the FTC.

Be smart. Don’t click. Stay safe.

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Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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