Fake Job Scams via SMS

Desperate to get a job during the holiday season? Be cautious before taking up an opportunity to work offered by unknown SMS senders.

A fraudulent job posting will either ask the applicant to pay for application or training fees or promise high wages. It would also require the applicant to answer extensive personal information questionnaire that would then be used by the scammers to commit identity theft.

The holidays are a time for family and friends—but scammers will do everything to ruin celebrations. Avoid these unfortunate events from happening by being vigilant and conscientious with your online dealings.

Do not click unverified links and do not give away personal information easily.

The Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime would like to remind everyone to remain cyber safe for a happy holidays.

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