Scammers are conducting phishing campaigns using fake advertisements on recruitment platforms.
The FBI issued the warning today through a public service announcement (PSA) on their Internet Crime Complaint Centre (IC3).
“The FBI warns that malicious actors or ‘scammers’ continue to exploit security weaknesses on job recruitment websites to post fraudulent job postings in order to trick applicants into providing personal information or money,” the FBI says.
“These scammers lend credibility to their scheme by using legitimate information to imitate businesses, threatening reputational harm for the business and financial loss for the job seeker.”
Scams such as these have been around since early 2019, with average reported losses of almost $3,000 per victim, not including the damage victims’ credit scores.