Headhunter scam

This is a spear phishing trick in which you are contacted by an alleged headhunter to obtain confidential company information.

Example of a possible course: You will be contacted via Xing: great CV and unique profile. The company could use someone like you, writes the interested personnel manager. Who doesn’t like such compliments? A telephone call is arranged for you get to know each other
better. Your counterpart inquires about your current position. The person asks for more and more detailed information about internal processes and resources. The headhunter scam via social networks is a popular trick to get information.

Our tip: Be careful with what you reveal to the outside about your current company. A recruiter usually asks about your responsibilities. However, he should understand if you do not disclose details or internal information, such as internal operations, access rights, or software used in your business.

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