Please be advised!
Thank you for your interest in RIG Consulting, INC. Please be aware of a phishing scam coming from what appears to be RIG but is in fact a masked email address that shows "rlg-consulting.com". It is very similar as they have replaced the “i” with the number “1”.
We are asking you to please be cautious when receiving direct messages for job offers that are not listed here at our website or our LinkedIn profile. Also, we will never conduct an interview by messaging or email. Only by phone call or in-person directly. Please contact our IT department if you think you have been scammed by these attacks here: email@example.com
Below are some tips to mitigate these attacks going forward:
HOW TO AVOID EMPLOYMENT SCAMS
Unsolicited job offers from companies that contact you directly, always be suspicious and cautious about these messages and when in doubt, ask to talk to the person directly by phone call.
Job offers and description seem too good to be true and guarantee large returns in a short amount of time.
Incorrect domain names or email addresses. If a scammer is impersonating a legitimate company, there will likely be misspellings in the email address they are sending from. This will often be hard to spot with a quick glance. Also beware of standard @gmail or @yahoo email addresses used by the “employer.” A corporation will never reach out to you using personal email.
Messages that ask you to pay a fee or provide personal details to access more information about the job or start-up materials.
Interviews are only conducted on teleconferencing apps using email addresses instead of phone numbers. Not conducted in-person or using a secure video call.
Potential employers ask you to return part of the money sent to you via check.
Scammers often take a direct approach by contacting their victims through phishing emails, or even through social media. They may pose as a recruiter or as part of a staffing or temp agency looking for candidates to fill open “employment opportunities.” Scammers may also pretend to be from a trusted company and link their “website” in the message. However, these links may lead victims to a phony website created by the scammers to add a sense of legitimacy.
If engaging in conversation, the scammer may claim that they do not conduct interviews either in-person or secure video call. But rather, interviews are conducted via teleconference applications that use email addresses instead of phone numbers. They may also claim that a fee must be paid to proceed with the interview process, background screenings, “starter kits,” or onboarding.
If a victim buys into a fake job recruitment, they may give up highly sensitive information such as their social security number. Doing so would allow a malicious actor to steal your identity.