We have all seen dozens of email scams, but imagine receiving one of your personal passwords as the subject line of an email followed by:
We have installed one RAT software into your device. For this moment your email account is hacked I have downloaded all confidential information from your system and I got some more evidence. The most interesting moment that I have discovered are videos records where you XXX.
My eyes went wide and then I smiled, knowing that I do not watch porn and this was just run of the mill spam blackmail. The only difference is, they had an old password which I used to use for Yahoo email. Every single one of their users’ email passwords was stolen by hackers and has now been released on the dark web.
On the job scam spam side of things, I have seen dozens of variety over the years and even one sophisticated scam impersonating my employees! The scammers based out of Quebec and the Philippines and promised jobs in Canada if the victims sent a few hundred dollars for “processing”.
I just received the below scam job offer that was very easy to spot. The number one way to spot a scam offer is the source email. Another clue is when they don’t have your name or profession or even clear job duties. Keep in mind that these scams will become increasingly sophisticated, grabbing information from Linkedin/Indeed and other sources in the future.
Remember any proper recruiter will have a phone number and proper email address and will never do a job offer without interviewing you plenty of times. What scams are you seeing out there right now?
URGENT JOB OFFER
GILBERT WHITE <email@example.com>
Qatar Shell Recruitment
We received your contact details through our international recruitment agent that your years of experience is suitable for an urgent employment here in Qatar Shell and your advised to send us your cv/resume with the below information Asap.
1) Your present monthly salary in US$……….?
2) Expected monthly Salary…………?
4) Are you willing to relocate now………..?
5) Your present Position………?
6) Whatapp number ……….
All cv/resume should send to the below email ID: jobrecruit @ consultant.com
Gilbert White Jobs International Recruitment
Kael Campbell is President and Lead Recruiter of Red Seal Recruiting Solutions, a company providing recruitment services in mining, equipment and plant maintenance, utilities, manufacturing, construction, and transportation. When he is not recruiting, Kael spends as much time as possible with family in the great outdoors and on the water. He volunteers his time as a Board Member of the Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver Island. You are invited to subscribe to our employer newsletter or submit your resume.