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Best Practices for Protecting Yourself Online
Best Practices for Protecting Yourself Online

Learn how to keep contact info private, protect yourself online, and spot suspicious activity.

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Written by Shant Kiraz
Updated over a week ago

In this article, we will show you how to ensure your privacy specifically on ProductionBeast, but you can and should use these practices across the web.

Contact Details

On your ProductionBeast Profile, you can to input numerous contact details about yourself. However, contact details are public to ProductionBeast members. You don't want to share any information that you wouldn't want a stranger to have.

  • Private Phone Number

  • Private Email Address

  • Private Social Media

Avoid sharing those details on ProductionBeast by instead providing your LinkedIn, IMDB, Website, or a combination. Most web scammers want an easy target; making sure your private information is not available is the first step to staying safe.

Safe Practices

Now that you know what details to withhold from your profile, it's important that you know how to navigate online correspondences.

  • Only share contact information through job post on ProductionBeast

  • Only correspond with users representing positions you have applied for

  • Avoid anyone who contacts you off of ProductionBeast unsolicited

  • Remove Private information from the resumes you upload to your profile

If someone contacts you outside of ProductionBeast they are likely trying to avoid generating any activity on the site so they can remain hidden. To stop this, keep your initial correspondences on-site where our team can review them if asked.

Suspicious Activity

Scammers always try to avoid detection by posing as legitimate users, so it is not always easy to spot them, but there are red flags to watch out for.

  • If they contact you first

  • If they contact you outside ProductionBeast

  • If the offer seems too good to be true

  • If they discuss money or purchases

  • If they have poor grammar or spelling

  • If they claim to be a business, but don't use a business domain for emails

If someone begins a correspondence with you and they set off any of these flags, be suspicious and use your best judgment moving forward.

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