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08/15/07
Position Searching. Internet strategies to deal with phishing and scamming
Filed under: Position Searching, Recruiters
Posted by: site admin @ 6:06 pm

One of the jobs bloggers have is learning from
other people’s contributions and sharing
agreement, pointing out differences and adding
in a professional way.

While I cite Weddle’s website for background
on Finding Jobs on the Internet, Laurie Smith
on Career Hub had a terrific contribution,
Online Job Search: Beware of Spoofing,
Phishing, and Other Scams
.”

It is recommended reading.

Take note of four strong suggestions (she does
a very thorough job of storytelling and adds other
suggestions) 
1) Type any URL in an e-mail you receive
directly into your browser,
rather than
clicking on a link in the e-mail.

     — Roll your mouse over the link to
reveal the underlying URL and verify
that it matches what shows on your
screen. 
 
2) Make it a policy that you do not provide
sensitive information to anyone via web
(or phone),
 
                 ss number,
                 driver’s license number,
                  bank account, credit card etc.

3) Do not share personal information with
anyone unless you have verified that they
are who they claim to be.
 
     — Google the company
     — Check the Better Business Bureau 
     — Visit the company or recruiting firm’s website
(accessing it via a link you find yourself via
Googling, NOT one contained in their e-mail),

4) Be wary of anyone asking for money
in exchange for “representing” you.

The following links provide further information about
Phishing and Spoofing to help you protect yourself
against fraud and identity theft:

National Consumers League

Stay Safe Online

Career Builder Job Seeker Info

Washington Post Blog

 

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