|Scam Alert: Fraudsters Targeting Freelancers With Fake Job Offers
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 09:10 AM PDT
Fraudsters are reportedly conducting a phishing scheme aimed at freelance writers.
Individuals using the names of editors and senior management for The Atlantic magazine have sent out numerous fake job and interview offers, using multiple email addresses and made-up domain names. The goal is to obtain personal information, including Social Security numbers, addresses, and other sensitive data. More than 50 writers have reported being targeted by the scheme.
From a memo sent to The Atlantic staff by General Counsel for Atlantic Media:
Be careful out there!