Your Basic Security on our website
Using internet is never without common security threats. You can learn about some of the most common internet security threats and how you can protect yourself in the sections below.
For the money laundering jobseekers are the common targets. You may receive a scam email regarding a job offer and the sender claims to found your details on a job site such as JNJ website. These types of money laundering scams have following stages;
• You as a jobseeker respond to a fake or scam email that promises to offer you a job.
• This Scam Email may ask you for your bank details.
• A cheque is paid into your bank account.
• You are instructed to transfer a portion of the money into another account (often via a money transfer service, such as Western Union) and keep the remainder as their payment
• Once you have transferred the money, the cheque bounces and then you are left with the debt, essentially becoming a victim of this scam.
This scam also affects your credit ratings and brings you under suspicion of criminal activity.
How to Spot Money Laundering Scam
There are a number of telltale signs that can enable you to spot a money laundering scam, and therefore, avoid them and stay safe. Some of these important signs are in the following guises;
• You are being offered an opportunity to work from home.
• You are offered a very high salary which sounds too good to be true.
• You are asked for your bank details.
• You are asked for your personal contact.
• These scams commonly have poor English and may have spelling and grammar mistakes as these scams often have their origin outside the UK.
If you ever receive any email that you are suspicious of, please contact us immediately.
Phishing, Spoofing Emails and Identity Theft
Phishing is a common way to carry out fraudulent activity or steal your identity by gaining access to your personal details. Generally, phishing emails appear to be very professional, sent on behalf of some organization. They ask you to respond to them with your username and password or they ask you to sign into their “secure” page with your details. Like money laundering above, there are some telltale signs that can alert you about phishing emails. Any email that asks you to provide them with your password, or download something or there are some English grammar and spelling mistakes should alert you of a fraudulent source/activity. JNJ website will never ask you for your username or password. You should always contact us in case you receive some suspicious email. Spoofing is the case when a scammer attempts to get access to your system or information and tricks you to release your sensitive information like your password. The scammer creates a fake website that appears to be genuine. If you feel that you are directed to some fake website, then you should always inform us for further investigation. Identity theft takes place when a scammer gets access to your personal details and creates fake documents in your name. The scammer is then able to open bank account or obtain credit in your name. You can avoid identity thefts by never giving out your bank details, date of birth National Insurance number or your passport copy to anyone in an email. If you become a victim of identity theft, then you should contact the police as soon as possible.
Key Online Safety Points
1. Always make sure that your password is kept secure.
2. Never give your password out to anyone including us.
3. Change your password at least once every three months.
4. It is better to memorize your password then to write it down somewhere.
5. When you upload your CV to our website, never include following information on your CV for your online security reasons;
• National Insurance number.
• Driving license number.
• Bank details.
• Credit card details.
• Date of birth
If you become the victim of online fraud, then you should contact Action Fraud, who will be able to advise you further. You can contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or visit their website on http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/