Digital solutions platform Globe warned the public against recruitment scams on social media, particularly Facebook, that use altered official photos of the company and its employees to deceive unsuspecting job seekers into sharing their personal information.
The fraudsters post or share manipulated images to make it appear that the telco is offering jobs to college freshmen under a work-from-home arrangement.
One of the photos was from a ceremony where a prize winner was handed his winnings. The original photo was manipulated to show that he was receiving a job offer from Globe with a salary of P35,000 a month.
There are also fake accounts using photos of Globe employees to mislead customers into thinking they are dealing with legitimate personnel.
“Always verify the authenticity of information you see on social media because scams abound online. Refrain from sharing personal or financial information until you have verified the legitimacy of any job offer you receive. Remember that your personal information may be used by fraudsters to access your online accounts, including your e-wallets or bank accounts,” said Globe Chief Privacy Officer Irish Salandanan-Almeida.
To avoid being duped by these unscrupulous individuals and organizations, Globe advises the public to remain vigilant and exercise caution when interacting with online job postings and unsolicited offers sent via chat apps.
It is best to avoid clicking suspicious links. Customers are also advised to use stronger passwords and enable multi-factor authentication to protect their online accounts better.
Phishing is a common type of online fraud where cyber criminals impersonate an organization or individual through a legitimate-looking email, post, or text message.
Globe’s cybersecurity team continues to implement measures to fend off spam and online scams. The company has spent $20 million to step up its spam and scam SMS detection and blocking system.
In 2022, Globe blocked a record 2.72 billion scam and spam messages as it continues to ramp up the crackdown against such criminal activities to protect consumers.*