Be Alert: Job Scams and Recruitment Fraud

What is Recruitment Fraud?

Recruitment Fraud is a sophisticated scam that offers fake or non-existent jobs to unsuspecting job seekers. The objective of these scams is often to obtain either money or sensitive personal information from job seekers.

Fortive, like other companies, has been made aware that individuals may be posing as employees or recruiters of Fortive or its Operating Companies (“Fortive”) online in an attempt to take advantage of job seekers.

Below are resources and tips to protect yourself from fraudulent job scams. All genuine Fortive job postings can be found through the Fortive Careers site.

How can you recognize Recruitment Fraud?

There are several warning signs to watch out for:

  • Email or communication from widely available free email services (such as gmail.com, yahoo.com, live.com, etc.)
  • Requests for personal information, such as passport details, credit card information, and banking information.
  • Requests for payment of a fee to process or assist with a job application.
  • Use of messaging apps (such as Telegram) to conduct a purported “interview” and never using video during the interview.
  • Being asked to travel for an onsite interview and directly pay a “designated travel agency” for the flight and other travel costs.
  • Being sent a check and told to use it to setup a home office or purchase computer equipment.
  • Job is quicky offered after a single interview, with great urgency and pressure to quicky accept and share personal information.

What is Fortive’s recruiting process?

There are several warning signs to watch out for:

  • All legitimate Fortive jobs will be posted on the Fortive Careers site.
  • A legitimate recruiter, HR representative, or hiring manager will always request a phone or video interview prior to extending a job offer.
  • We will never ask for your personal financial or banking information or require any payment from you as part of our search or application process.
  • We will never ask you to purchase gift cards, services, computers, electronics or other office supplies as part of our recruiting or hiring process.
  • We will never ask you to make cash or check payments or advancements to us or to any third party.

What should you do if you receive suspicious recruiting emails or communications?

There are several warning signs to watch out for:

  • If you are being targeted by someone that you believe is a scammer, do not communicate with them or provide any information to them. If you become suspicious during an interaction, stop communication immediately.
  • If you are unsure whether you are being targeted with a fraudulent job offer or if you are suspicious of communications you have received, please contact us at: [email protected].
  • For any suspected fraudulent postings or offers on LinkedIn, you can report the scam details to LinkedIn by clicking here.
  • Report any suspected fraudulent postings or offers to 1) the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center https://www.ic3.gov/ and 2) the Federal Trade Commission https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ and your state attorney general.
  • If you believe that your identity has been compromised or you have lost money to a scammer, consult the following FTC guidance: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/what-do-if-you-were-scammed
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