By Arianne Cohen | Bloomberg
«Job hoaxes are getting harder to avoid. Just two years ago, reasonably savvy people could spot most scams with common sense. Most were click-and-go crimes, involving the minimum interaction to procure identity information or install malware. Today’s scams are surprisingly elaborate, with fake company websites and phone or video interviews.»
«We asked experts how to avoid becoming a victim. They say that ten minutes of due diligence is mandatory: locate the company’s website, find the street address on Google Maps, and then scan for articles and press releases that mention the company. Can you find actual employees and message them? Or if it’s a well-known company, call its offices and ask to speak to the person set to do your interview. Beyond that, here’s how to navigate savvier scams.»
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Cohen, A. (2023, February 14). Job Scams Are Surprisingly Smart. Here’s How to Not Get Burned. Bloomberg. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-02-14/4-job-scam-warning-signs-and-how-to-avoid-them-on-linkedin-indeed