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Don’t Fall for This USAJobs Phishing Scam


The Office of Personnel Management is warning job seekers about email scams purporting to come from the federal government’s jobs site.

A short advisory posted on the website states:

Please be advised that the USAJOBS system is not sending out emails asking users to revalidate account information.  Any emails received on that subject should be deleted immediately. Do not click on any links in the email.

Users with questions are directed to USAJobs “support” page with question. The notice also directs users to OPM’s catch-all page about the recent massive hack of personnel data, including background check forms on millions of current, former and prospective federal employees.

Earlier this month, OPM announced data on nearly 22 million people had been compromised in two separate but related hacks into OPM systems. However, there is no evidence USAJobs systems were affected, officials said. 

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