Recruitment fraud has become a frequent occurrence where scammers fabricate job opportunities at existing companies to trick applicants into revealing personal information by convincing individuals that they have a job offer. These job offers are accompanied by requests for payment and/or sensitive personal information such as bank account information, credit card numbers, passport number and other information to commit identity theft.
These scams have become more sophisticated and scammers have posed as representatives from SmithGroup to gather this information. SmithGroup’s logo, job descriptions, and benefits information have been used to lure victims. In some cases, they take on the name of real hiring managers at our firm. In the unfortunate event that you are contacted by one of these individuals, here are some steps to help you identify if the communication is fraudulent:
- Emails sent from SmithGroup always end in @smithgroup.com
- We will never ask for payments or personal information during the interview process
- Hiring managers interview candidates by phone, Microsoft Teams or in-person before any job offer is extended
- Video interviews will have a hiring manager shown live on video
- All applicants are required to apply on our careers page at www.smithgroup.com
If you receive a suspicious phone call or interview request, please reach out to us at careers [at] smithgroup.com so that our Human Resources team can verify if the communication you received is legitimate.
SmithGroup treats these fraudulent activities seriously and will report them to law enforcement agencies. If your personal information has been compromised, we encourage you to do the same.
If you would like to learn more about recruitment fraud and how to protect yourself, please review the resources below: