Business Insider’s Rachel Gough reports that career scams targeting career professionals in the marketing industry are increasingly targeting those who are the least-experienced in the industry.
Gough spoke with several marketing professionals who told her that the scam artists were seeking money and freebies in exchange for the person’s “unlimited access” to the person in the company.
In some cases, the scammer would go to the company’s management, the individual’s direct supervisor, or the person themselves to try to get access to their account.
According to Gough, many companies are so focused on the ability to make a sale that they’re willing to compromise on the integrity of their team, even if they are paid a percentage of the sale.
In other cases, it may be the CEO of the company who offers the scam.
Grough said that she has seen this happen in her industry and that it’s an ongoing issue.
She said that people are getting paid, even though they have little or no experience in the field.
She added that there are also people who work for companies who are paid to work for them.
Gould has also seen people who are desperate to get a job get turned down for a position.
In many cases, they have no clue that they would be being paid for a job that does not exist and that they could be fired if they try to apply.
Goug said that the scammers will try to use fake profiles or email addresses to try and convince people to apply for the position.
Gough said that a lot of these scams are not about creating jobs but instead about the scam artist using someone’s social media accounts to promote their job.
Gought said that many companies have implemented policies in place to prevent job scams in their organization.
One example is to limit the number of social media posts a company can post and to also keep all the company email addresses, social media profiles, and personal phone numbers separate from each other.
Gaught added that companies should look for a way to identify a scammer and then make a quick and clean call to the employee’s supervisor or direct supervisor.
The scammers should then be told that the company will not be giving them any further help.
Gaught said that most of the time, the company is happy to help but that they need to be cautious in the way they handle the situation.
Gathered up some advice for those who think they have been conned into a career in marketing.
Here’s how to spot a career scam in the business of marketing.
This story originally appeared on Breitbart News and is reprinted here with permission.