Fraud with Job Advertisements on LinkedIn! Fake job advertisements are being given on the accounts of various well-known and reliable organizations on LinkedIn. Cyber security researchers have identified the new strategy of cheating with job advertisements.
Herman Singh, an expert at security firm Sapphire, told technology site BleepingComputer about the new scam. “Anyone can post a job under an organization’s LinkedIn account, and when they see that post, it looks like one of the other job ads for that organization.”
Fraudulent job postings on LinkedIn are not new. Fake accounts are commonly used for counterfeit advertising jobs. However, trusted companies’ fraudulent use of funds has led to fraudulent job advertisements, according to TechRadar.
The blipping computer has verified the integrity of Herman Singh’s uncovered strategy. According to the site, job seekers and various organizations are suffering due to this fancy strategy of cheating.
At first, BleepingComputer advertises jobs on its own site account using an account that is not affiliated with their organization in any way. The fake post appeared to have been provided by Bleeping Computer as there was no opportunity to identify the advertiser’s name or identity from the ad list. And after seeing the fake post, the application sent by the interested people also reaches the site’s own email address.
However, the most significant complication is LinkedIn’s own approach. LinkedIn does not allow admin control over the content. As a result, BlippingComputer tried to delete the fake post from its own account but failed.
In this case, the companies have no choice but to seek the intervention of the LinkedIn authorities directly, said the technology site TechRadar.
“If you want, you can turn on those options to block unauthorized posts by mail directly to LinkedIn’s Trust and Safety team. So that only authorized members can advertise for jobs,” Singh said.
LinkedIn has not commented directly on Singh’s new fraud tactics.
However, a spokesman for the company said, “It is a clear violation of our policy to post fake jobs.” We use automated and manual defense systems to identify and delete fake job posts. We are constantly investing in new ways to improve the identification system. There is also an institutional email verification tool for various organizations before posting on LinkedIn.”