How to Spot Scams in Technical Recruiting: Front Running

Mark Looi
5 min readDec 16, 2022

In an earlier article, The Resume, we discussed scams where candidates misrepresent their qualifications or fabricate them of whole cloth. In this article, we expose a scam perpetrated by agents purporting to represent either hiring companies or candidates or both. We call this front running since it is analogous to front running in securities trading.¹

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Mark Looi

Entrepreneur, technologist, business strategist, history buff, photographer, with a diverse range of interests.