Some of our members who are listed on the Editors for Hire page have been contacted by a third-party phishing scam saying their information was found through ACES. The company asks to schedule and interview via Google Hangouts. Afterward, the company sends over a contract and then a check to purchase a laptop.
We at ACES have identified this as a phishing scam. We want to remind you that when your information is listed on the internet, there is a possibility of scammers contacting you. While the accessibility of Editors for Hire is a great feature, it does present the opportunity for nonlegitimate recruiters to contact you.
We have reported this scam to the Federal Trade Commission. Phishing scams can be reported to Spam@uce.gov.
Please remember if anything looks suspicious, it is best to not respond. In any case, conducting research on a company is incredibly valuable. Below are some articles about how to recognize job scammers upfront.