July 02, 2024

Make Your Company a Hard Target for Job Scams

HR Daily Advisor

Partner J.J. Saul and counsel Olivia Clavio co-authored an article for HR Daily Advisor on phishing schemes enticing individuals into applying for nonexistent jobs with the objective of stealing their personally identifiable information.

Scammers often impersonate companies by registering a domain name incorporating the company’s brands and sending corresponding emails to prospects. After a series of false email communications, the scammers can receive the prospect’s personal information, such as bank information and Social Security numbers.

The authors share steps for companies to avoid being the target of these schemes, including reporting fraudulent job postings; posting notices on career pages; sending notifications to domain name registrants, registrars, privacy shields, and website hosts; filing a UDRP complaint; creating internal policies; ordering domain watches; and submitting details of the scam to the FBI.

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