Recruitment Fraud Alert

How to Identify Recruitment Fraud

Fraudulent job recruitment scams are a growing problem and target many businesses across all industries. These scams often consist of fraudulent job descriptions and e-mails offering false jobs, pretending to recruit on behalf of companies. They may include company logos in e-mails and may even identify actual company managers or staff with phone numbers and spoofed email addresses. These fraudulent “recruiters” pretend to solicit applications on behalf of the company and notify individuals that their qualifications were found to be suitable for employment. They then typically request sensitive personal and financial information, and/or even demand money transfers or payments from applicants.

Communications

E-mail correspondence from the perpetrators of such scams is often sent from free web-based email accounts such as aol.com, yahoo.com or gmail.com, etc. All legitimate correspondence from Whiting-Turner employees will come only from an “@whiting-turner.com” email account. There are no variations of these email addresses. Whiting-Turner does not extend unsolicited offers of employment by email or by unsolicited contact through social media platforms. Whiting-Turner does not request any type of payment from a candidate during the recruiting or hiring process.

Any individuals making any such fraudulent offers of employment are not affiliated with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company. Such fraudulent offers are made without the knowledge or approval of Whiting-Turner. We consider the unauthorized use of our company name or the names of Whiting-Turner employees to be a crime.

What You Can Do

If you receive such a message, you are advised to contact the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (iC3) and provide any details you may have.

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