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FBI Warns: Beware of Spoofed Job Application Portals

January 23, 2020

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued an alert warning that fraudsters are using spoofed job application portals and websites to steal personal information, including payment card details, from would-be applicants.

Scams that target job applicants in the U.S. have been steadily rising since early 2019, with victims reporting losses averaging nearly $3,000 each, according to the FBI alert issued Tuesday. And while these scams are not new, the FBI notes that cybercriminals are now relying on advanced social engineering techniques.

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