Who wouldn’t want to get paid for doing nothing on a tropical island?

Who Is It Targeting: Social media users

What Is It: Fake job posting for Cayman Island call center work

What Are They After: While you’re surfing the web and checking out all the updates on your favorite social media sites, a job offer pops up in your feed. It’s for a call center position that pays an outrageous amount of money for only a few hours’ work each week. Best of all, this amazing job is located in the Cayman Islands!

Unfortunately, it’s fake. There’s no job, but there certainly is a job application for you to fill out, turning over all of your personal identifiable information to an identity thief.

How Can You Avoid It:

  • Real jobs do not pay you lots of money to do nothing. It’s just a fact.
  • Real jobs also don’t require you to give them all of your information during the application process.
  • If you’re ever asked for your Social Security number while inquiring or applying, walk away; this company either doesn’t know how to guard your information, or worse, is out to scam you.

For full details of this scam check out this article from CaymanNewsService.com.

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