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Fake Online Job Interviews Phishing for Your Personal Information

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority press release ------ The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) today issued an Investor Alert warning job seekers that individuals claiming to be involved in the hiring process for legitimate organizations—including FINRA—have turned to Skype and other online video call platforms as a way to phish for your personal information and money. Phishing scammers may also use fraudulent emails or copy-cat websites to get unsuspecting consumers to provide valuable personal information—and then use it to steal their money or identity. “Scammers attempting to obtain sensitive personal financial information are becoming ever more sophisticated in their tactics, manipulating moments of trust such as a job interview while simultaneously turning trusted tools such as online video platforms into potential weapons of fraud,” said Gerri Walsh, FINRA’s Senior Vice President of Investor Education. “It is important for consumers to know that legitimate companies and employers will not ask you to provide confidential information through non-secure means—and you should never do so unless you are certain the interview is legitimate.” To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.


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