What are the signs of a Phishing Scam?
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The message does not address you by your actual name, but instead addresses you as: “
The message contains spelling errors, grammatical errors, awkward wording or phrases, or a combination of all of these.
The message uses
urgent or alarming language
in regards to your account access; e.g. “Your account has been suspended,” “Security Update Required,” “New software download required for continued access,” etc.
Hovering your mouse pointer over the link, or viewing the source message, reveals a URL that does not appear related to the company supposedly sending you the message.
The link within the message is a truncated (shortened or tiny size) URL which then redirects you to the actual web site.
The message includes attachments that you are asked to download or open.
You are being asked to provide information that the company should already have or shouldn’t need to know such as:
user name and password, payment information, banking information, credit card numbers with security code, Date of Birth, Driver's License number, or even Social Security Number
Remember that CareerBuilder will
ask you to update your account via email through a link requiring you to login.
If you receive an email of this nature that appears to come from Careerbuilder, immediately contact CareerBuilder’s Trust and Site Security (
) team to verify if the email is legitimate before performing any actions.
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