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‼️👀 BE ALERT: Resume Phishing Scams

by Emily Weaver | Jun 28, 2022

Scam Alert! Resume Phishing: What You Need To Know

Scammers are always finding new, creative ways to swindle your money. Make sure your organization is equipped to deal with the latest tactics criminals are using to try and steal your data.

Phishing is a tactic used by cyber-criminals to obtain sensitive information by tricking the recipient into clicking malicious links, downloading attachments, or sending personal, financial or other sensitive information. It is meant to catch the message recipient off-guard by impersonating trustworthy sources like well-known companies or brands, or in this case prospective employees, to extract private and personal information.

These types of scams can happen via email, social media, chat, text, or phone. They have been around for years and, as the internet has become more sophisticated, so have they. In 2020, the Federal Trade Commission received over 2 million fraud complaints from American consumers—reporting total losses of $3.3 billion—while 74% of companies in the U.S. were successfully infiltrated by a phishing scam. 

We've noticed a new trend - resume phishing. This occurs when a random resume appears in your email inbox. The message is very vague and seemingly innocent, typically with an attachment of some sort (in this case, a resume). By clicking on the attachment, your device and its contents are at the hands of cyber-criminals. 

New-school security awareness training can enable your employees to thwart both sophisticated and rudimentary phishing attacks.

Only open attachments from trusted addresses. Avoid vague messages with typographical errors and overall lack of professionalism.








Our customized cybersecurity learning program will educate you and your team on the latest tactics criminals are using.

Cybersecurity Training

David Arnold
President/CEO, D.E. Web Works
Phone: 361.575.7656


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