Hacker News is reporting that some of the most successful scammers in the world have been using unemployment applications to recruit employees.
According to the New York Times, the scams have been happening since at least 2018, when a fake application for a temporary job at a travel agency was used to lure in a dozen employees.
The scammers used a variety of fraudulent tactics, including using phony phone numbers, fake social security numbers, and even photos of themselves posing with fake jobs.
The applicants for the jobs were asked to provide fake photos, fake personal information, and personal information about themselves.
A few of the scammers have been arrested and were later sentenced to prison.
One of the victims said she was recruited by the scammer using an application for an internship, the Times reported.
The application required the applicant to have a high school diploma or GED, which can be obtained in a few days.
Some scammers even required the applicants to provide their addresses, including an address that matched their email address.
In one case, the scumbag asked the applicant if he or she would like to go on a date.
After the applicant declined, the scam artist called the victim’s boss and requested money.
The employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Times that she received a call from a woman claiming to be from the company and that she needed to speak to the employee.
The caller said that the company had a policy that would make hiring an employee impossible unless he or her completed a lengthy questionnaire, which included a $250 application fee, as well as a form to fill out and send in with a completed job application.
She said the scam operator would call her and then say that she had received an interview, but it was fake.
The call never took place, and she told the scammed caller that she would get back to her boss and that the employer would take her to the interview room.
The employer eventually called back and told her that she could not take the employee because he or they would not be able to verify her credentials.
“They said it would take at least a week to process the application,” the victim told the newspaper.
The woman later told her boss that she was not willing to work for the company, the paper reported.
When the woman’s boss asked her if she had applied for a job, she told him that she did not, and that they were not looking for her anymore.
The paper said the scam artist told her he was sending the resumes to the company’s corporate office.
The company said it was investigating the situation.
“We do not tolerate any type of scam in our workforce,” the company said in a statement to the Times.
The victims who were contacted by the paper told the paper that they had to deal with the scabs for years.
“I just can’t believe it,” one of them told the publication.
“It’s really sad.
It makes you feel bad that you’re not employed anymore.
That’s the worst feeling you can have,” another told the New Yorker.
“This is one of the worst scams I’ve ever seen,” a third person told the magazine.
“You’re not going to be hired anymore,” a fourth person told The New Yorker, adding that the scamster threatened her with a gun.
The newspaper also reported that the fake job applicant was able to get a temporary position at the travel agency.
“One of the applicants told me she had been offered a position as a travel agent in a place like Dubai, a position she said she couldn’t accept because of the fraud,” the Times quoted the victims as saying.
“She said she had no idea where the travel agent was, and it was very difficult to find.”
According to a recent study by the Pew Charitable Trusts, unemployment is a big concern in the United States.
Roughly half of unemployed Americans said they were seeking a job within the next three months.
Of those, nearly half reported having received an unemployment benefit.
Some companies are cracking down on scammers by making it harder for them to apply for jobs and increasing security measures.
The Associated Press reported that some companies have been phasing out temporary employment.
But some employers are using a new system to verify applications, including a temporary worker ID number, which is required for all job openings.
In addition, companies are requiring applicants to complete a lengthy job application, and the companies that have introduced the new system, including Amazon, have begun to implement a verification system for those applications.