Did you Get the Job Interview?

 

This one came up during a recent I.T. Clinic, we’d been talking about e-mail and computer scams, and right on cue someone received this e-mail…

Do you know the number you are really dialling?

Now you’ll notice there are no links to click which could take you to a malicious site, and no attachments that could contain a virus… so what’s the point in sending out a seemingly harmless email…

We’ll it got me wondering at first, but then after reading it a bit more closely I realised it was an ‘old school’ scam…

Take a closer look at the phone number…

On first read it looks like a mobile number, but it’s not… 070 numbers can be premium rate…

After a bit of research it seems this particular number is quite new (the first reports had been 3 days ago), one victim was actually waiting for a job interview and called it… £4.50 was his bill for that call… another was concerned the ‘real’ person would miss their interview chance so called up too…

Also if you happened to read this email on a mobile phone, most of them have this ‘handy’ feature which identifies phone numbers and makes it easy for you to click on them…

Job Interview E-Mail Scam

Top Tip

Know the number you are calling… if you are unsure about the number just pop it in to Google, especially if you don’t recognise the first 3 or 4 digits… Google 070

If you are at all unsure please call and get some advice – 01543 241 210