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…

example of email scam for job interview

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…

job interview scam on a phone to make the number easily contactable

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…

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