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UBIT SECURITY ALERT, 03/21/2014

Job Offer Scam 3-21-2014

IT Security Alert

An email offering you a FAKE job.   This scam attempts to offer you a fake job using an existing company.  In addition to offering you a fake job a check is sent, in some cases by FED EX.    You are asked to deposit the check, and send a portion of the money as a bank transfer.    The bank transfer goes through, but the check you received bounces (FAKE).   You have now lost all the money you transferred.   In the end: you have had your money stolen. 

Or they use your account to launder money for a criminal organization.

Always contact the company directly to verify any job offer, do not reply or click on links.   

 

Be wary of email asking for any of the following:

• email address does not match the company name

• offers to pays a large amount for little work

• offers you a job without ever interacting with you

• demands copies of your identification, driver’s license, social security card, passport

• wants you to transfer money from one account to another

• sends you a check before you do any work

• asks you to give your credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents

• requires payment by wire service or courier

• offers you a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account

• sends you an unexpectedly large check

Red flags: How you can tell it is a fake

Job Offer Scam
  1. Email does not come from the company.   Look up the address after the "@" symbol, it should be the company's website.
  2. Request you to send your personal information back in an email message.
  3. The message is signed by a person from a real company, but there is  no address or phone number.

Protect yourself, contact the company directly.

I already sent money or recieved a check. What should I do?

If you sent money or recieved a check, contact the local police.

DATE ACTIVE:

3/21/2014

THREAT LEVEL:

High - continually changing scam

TYPE:

Phish

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