Fake employment ads rob jobseekers of money and personal details

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A rise in recruitment scams in which job seekers are defrauded of their personal details or money is another effect of the pandemic with millions of people being suddenly with little or no work, according to research by Associate Professor Deanna Grant-Smith from the QUT Centre for Decent Work & Industry and Associate Professor Cassandra Cross from the QUT Centre for Justice.

“Offenders seek to harvest personal information by posting a fake ad which requires jobseekers to upload personal information that offenders compile into databases and on-sell to legitimate and illegitimate groups,” Associate Professor Deanna Grant-Smith said.

You can read the full article at QUT News.

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