How to avoid being catfished by a fake recruiter on LinkedIn

September 24, 2020 • In The Media
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Forget being catfished on a dating site, con artists have turned their attention to the professional world, with scammers posing as fake recruiters and job applicants, infiltrating the inboxes of unsuspecting business owners. It’s a case of small business owner beware.
Arni Hardason, Head of Assurance

Small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly a major target for cybercriminals.

Business owners need to be aware when doing a call out for new staff of the increase in scam recruiters on LinkedIn. Fake candidate profiles and malware-laden documents and CVs can be used to infiltrate companies in order to defraud them or steal personal data. Social engineering, ransomware and phishing attacks cost businesses of all sizes big money each year.