The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze w/ Carolyn McArdle & Cort Johnson

The Morning Breeze on 98.1 The Breeze in San FranciscoFull Bio


Watch Out For This New Scam If You Are Looking For A Job!

Sadly it seems like there is a new scam that we are warning you about every single day.

Today's scam: The job lead scam. Here's how it works: The FBI is warning job seekers about scammers who post fake job listings and profit from applicants during the process. The bogus job posts appear on popular online job boards, where scammers impersonate legitimate employers looking for potential hires. Cyber criminals pose as real employers and interview applicants, eventually asking them for their personal information and payments, according to the FBI. Personal information can be used to open new financial accounts or even obtain a fake driver's license or passport.

"Cyber criminals executing this scam request the same information as legitimate employers, making it difficult to identify a hiring scam until it is too late," the FBI said in its statement.

To protect against employment scams, the FBI recommends researching the company by its name only. If multiple websites with similar names show up, that may indicate the job listing is fake. Also, companies typically ask for bank account information after hiring applicants, not before.

The FBI is also urging people to never provide credit card information to an employer and to only disclose bank account details after verifying the company's identity.

Carolyn McArdle talked about it on the air. Listen below...

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