Job Hunters Targeted by Bogus Advert Scam

Victims in South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, have recently applied to job advertisements for Apex Pharmacy only to learn that the advertisements were a scam and they are now vulnerable to crimes, such as identity theft. While the pandemic has caused a struggle to find work, these criminals have exploited people who find themselves without work. Protecting oneself can be achieved by checking job adverts for poor spelling and grammar; being suspicious of webmail email addresses as a point of contact and requests for payments; and getting in touch with the organization directly through officially listed contact details to confirm the advert is genuine.

 

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