Personal information of applicants at Redmond Airport may have been compromised via bogus job posting
(Update: Redmond Airport Manager comments added, video)
REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Redmond Airport has warned of bogus job postings that appear to be a means of stealing confidential information.
As of Wednesday morning, at least half a dozen people had contacted the airport about the jobs they applied for, but it turns out those jobs weren’t real.
“So we became aware of this situation and of course researched it, and forwarded the information to the police department, once we found out that it was a scam,” Zachary Bass said. , manager of Redmond Municipal Airport.
Bass said the posts in question came from Facebook, a platform the airport does not use to post job offers.
One of the positions posted was that of baggage checker, promising a salary of over a thousand dollars a week.
One alleged victim told NewsChannel 21 that the people who manage the job postings requested a copy of the driver’s license, social security number and cell phone number, which she all provided.
Once this information was transmitted, she never received a response.
Bass said that all of the airport city jobs go through a government website and although the airport is run by the city, other companies at the airport could use Facebook to post jobs.
“People need to understand that when you apply for any of these jobs, make sure it really takes you to that company’s official webpage before of course you share any information,” Bass said.
The airport reported and had the job postings removed on Wednesday morning to prevent more people from getting ripped off.
Central Oregon / Crime And Courts / Government-politics / Local News / News / Top Stories / Videos