How To Spot Fraud

Email and Online Fraud - Phishing

Unfortunately, email and online fraud are continuing concerns for virtually all businesses that operate on the Internet. Please be aware that, from time to time, fraudulent emails have been circulated to CareerBuilder users that appear to be from CareerBuilder but which are, in fact, sent by malicious actors trying to steal your login credentials. CareerBuilder is not sending these fraudulent emails. If you receive an email or pop-up window requesting that you sign in to CareerBuilder and provide your personal information, check the link by hovering your mouse over it. If the link appears different than the link printed in the email, do not respond. If you are in doubt, please contact us.

If you feel that you have been a victim of Fraud, we recommend that you file a report with the FBI online through the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) http://www.ic3.gov/

Below is an example of one such fraudulent email:

CareerBuilder.com - Example of phishing email

False Jobs and Scams:

Occasionally, you may also receive email that look like CareerBuilder Job offers. These email messages typically spoof the CareerBuilder logo, disclaimer, and other information. Such email messages do NOT come from CareerBuilder, but from scammers attempting to scam you out of money or confidential information. Be especially cognizant of the salary offered and the time required to perform the duties. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is a scam.

If you feel that you have been a victim of Fraud, we recommend that you file a report with the FBI online through the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) http://www.ic3.gov/

CareerBuilder.com - Example of fraudulent email

Help Us Monitor Fraud

Please be advised that CareerBuilder will not request that you log in, download software, or provide personal information. If you ever receive a request for this type of sensitive information, please do not respond and immediately contact us.

Helpful Links For Fraud Security:

  • OnGuardOnline.gov
  • IC3.gov
  • Bobbear.com
  • FakeChecks.org
  • Consumer.gov
  • Crime-Research.org
  • Getsafeonline.org
  • LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com
  • Phishbucket.org