Employment Recruiter Scam

Clever method to snag personal and financial information

"We found the perfect job for you!"

Our dream job delivered to us in one beautifully, wrapped package without any effort? Count us in! But wait, this is a very clever scam designed to capture your identity.

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What You Should Know

Smooth talking scammers call with a hard-to-resist new job offer. Never mind that you never applied, the job is perfect for you! All you must do to snag this dream position is validate a few critical bits of personal and financial information. A small price to pay for the job offer of a lifetime.

In some cases, the person who calls has a copy of your resume and has matched the job description to your resume. The fake recruiter says you are an ideal candidate for the job. But cue the RED FLAG when they asked for all or for the last four numbers of your social security number, along with other personal information. Then they asked you to fill out a form online to start the hiring processing. As "proof", the position might be posted by a Fortune 500 company, so the name recognition alone can lead job applicants to believe it's legitimate.

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What you should do

Go online and check out the recruiter. You can always check his or her LinkedIn profile and the company page for their employer. Google the person's name plus scam, to see if there have been any complaints. Also, check directories of recruiters like Bullhorn's Find a Recruiter, which is searchable by keyword (use last name) and location. If you're still not sure, ask for client references and check them out. Remember, there's NEVER a need for a recruiter to ask for your social security number or other personal information. If it looks sketchy, don't return the call!

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Our best advice

The best thing you can do is ignore all calls from numbers you don't recognize. Let it go to voicemail. If it sounds legitimate, just follow the steps above to validate authenticity. Need to get the specifics on the number? Check out YouMail's online phone directory   to see if that number has negative reports or is from a known scammer.