In past two weeks, we have received several inquiries for job and investment opportunities sent by random email and LinkedIn accounts regarding projects in North America. Please disregard these fake job opportunity emails as they are not sent by our organization and could pose online security risk for your email and LinkedIn accounts.
According to Job-hunt.org
“Fake Jobs Apparently From Legitimate Employers
The job posting or the website claim to be a real employer, perhaps from a well-known company like Google or Apple or often from less well-known names. But, although the employer name is legitimate, the jobs are NOT legitimate because they not actually from that employer.
In this scam, the real employer doesn’t have anything to do with the posting. This scam abuses a legitimate employer’s identity.”
As 80% of all companies face potential email scam risk every day, we have compiled few useful tips on how to spot fake job emails to help Internet become a safer platform for everyone:
- Check the sender’s address: based on inquiries we received, fake emails were sent by different email addresses with (hacked) personal and school email accounts such as email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Here you can find a good example offered by TheBalanceCareers.com.
- Never respond to such inquiries asking for sensitive personal information, as logos and names can be obtained from websites to mimic organizations and their employees.
- Fake LinkedIn profiles are also created and used to post fake “opportunities” in LinkedIn Groups. Links can be shortened, and could lead to harmful websites. We recommend verifying that the user account is genuine before you submit anything.
- Always verify that employer and job postings are legitimate, and again; do not respond to potentially fake emails.
If you have any questions about job or investment opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.