Job seekers can be stressed, desperate, eager, and excited all at the same time. Having a mix of emotions can be distracting, which makes job seekers susceptible to thieves who are waiting to take advantage of them. If you or someone you know is looking for a job, they need to be on alert for scams.
The IRS recently announced cyber criminals were able to steal information from over 100,000 Americans’ tax returns. The thieves created phony returns and stole refunds by completing a multiple-factor authentication process including private data and non-identity information (e.g. social websites). As information-based crimes are on the rise, it is important to understand where criminals are retrieving this information. Below are five probable ways criminals obtained sensitive information:
According to a survey by AVG technologies, the Baby Boomer population needs to be shown how to deal with advanced technology and the risks it poses. Computers, smart phones and tablets are all high risk areas for this population of adults because they are not adequately protecting themselves when doing so. This online safety deficiency is what puts them at a greater risk to be targeted.
With temperatures getting hotter, utility bills are also getting more expensive. Scammers have created an intricate plan in which they email, call, and even go door-to-door to advertise a fake “bailout program” from President Obama.