Employment scams using fake job opportunities to swindle applicants are on the rise and have found a new, prime target in laid-off tech workers.
These schemes — which often involve fictitious job listings, interviews with fake recruiters, and sham onboarding processes to steal job seekers' money or identities — appear to be zeroing in on workers who have recently lost jobs in the tech industry, workforce experts say.
Gustavo Miller, a digital marketing specialist, wrote a viral LinkedIn post chronicling his experience of recently being "hired" to a phantom job. His post garnered thousands of comments, many recounting similar experiences.
"These guys are pro, they know the standard remote-first jobs conditions and the tech industry's hiring culture," Miller wrote.
From The Wall Street Journal
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