As a reputable company, we take the security of our customers and employees very seriously. Unfortunately, scammers have been attempting to impersonate our company recently, as several people have reported to us. We wanted to take a moment to address this issue and provide tips on how to avoid falling prey to these scams.
The scam in question involves receiving a text message from someone claiming to be from our company, offering a remote position with a high hourly pay rate and sign-on bonus. They will then ask to conduct the interview over a chat function, such as Teams or Skype. During the interview, they will ask for personal information such as your age or bank account details, which are red flags that this may be a scam. They may also ask you to purchase supplies using a check that they will send you, which is a common form of check fraud.
It’s important to note that these scammers are using real employee names and our company logo to appear legitimate. However, they often use non-official email addresses such as Gmail or Yahoo, which is another red flag to look out for.
To protect yourself from these types of scams, please follow these guidelines:
- Verify the legitimacy of the job posting and the company by visiting their official website or contacting them directly through their official channels.
- Be cautious of job offers that seem too good to be true. High pay rates are often used to lure victims into these scams.
- Avoid providing personal information, such as your age, bank account details, or Social Security number, until you have thoroughly verified the legitimacy of the company and job posting.
- Check the email address of the sender and look for any red flags such as non-official email domains or suspicious URLs.
- Report any suspicious activity to the company and to the appropriate authorities.
We take these types of scams very seriously and are actively working to combat them. We encourage all of our customers and employees to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity immediately.
In addition to reporting the scam to us, you can report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Career Builder. The FTC has a dedicated website for reporting fraud at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/assistant. This website provides a convenient way to report fraud and scams, and can help to prevent others from falling victim to these types of crimes.
If you have been targeted by a scam that originated on Career Builder, please report the scam to them immediately. This will help them to investigate the issue and prevent future scams from occurring.
Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us maintain the security of our company and our customers.
Chairman and CEO