Scammers know that finding a job or a new business opportunity can be challenging. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise job openings and business opportunities on the same sites where real employers and job placement firms do. If you’ve been in contact with someone who asks you to pay them to help you find a job or asked you to give them a debit or credit card number for security purposes before you can be considered for the opportunity, it’s likely a scam.
If you think you or someone you know is experiencing a fake job opening or business opportunity, we recommend that you act immediately, by following our guidelines below, and then proceed to our Report, Recover, and Reinforce sections for further assistance.
These resources have been gathered, selected and vetted to help simplify the process of recovering after a cybercrime incident has taken place. You may need to contact organizations outside FightCybercrime.org. Results will vary depending on your circumstances.
Once you have notified the appropriate organizations and you are on the road to recovery, it is time to reinforce the security of your accounts, using these resources and tools.