Job Scam / Social Engineering Alert
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We discovered today that someone in cyberland posted a fictitious job posting for a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant while falsely representing The DARTON GROUP on various online job boards earlier this month. Please know the following about The DARTON GROUP:

  • We do not post for open roles on job boards (eg. Indeed.com, CareerBuilder, Monster, etc.)
  • We are not seeking to hire a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

The DARTON GROUP’s Information Security team & law enforcement friends refer to this type of illicit activity as “social engineering”.  According to Microsoft, social engineering is defined as “…a technique used by criminals to gain access to your computer. The purpose of social engineering is usually to secretly install spyware or other malicious software or to trick you into handing over your passwords or other sensitive financial and personal information.

Click here for more information on how to protect yourself from social engineering (courtesy of Microsoft).

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