We’ve been made aware of multiple recruitment scams where external individuals or companies are representing Cie and offering fake job opportunities. In most cases, this fraud occurs via legitimate platforms (including, but not limited to, BambooHR, LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder and Skype), while posing as Cie employees (including our CEO – what nerve!) in order to obtain personal information and/or money from unsuspecting job seekers.
Please know all communication from Cie will only come from ciedigital.com or ciedigital.com email addresses. We don’t conduct interviews via Skype and we don’t have initial reach outs with applicants via text. All communication is handled via Cie email accounts, video communication is done with video ON (so you can see us and vice versa!) and job offers are never extended via text.
If you’re interested in a career opportunity with Cie, we highly recommend you apply directly via our website. This will be the most secure way of sending your information our way. If applying via a third-party job board (i.e. LinkedIn, Indeed etc) be sure you’re applying via Cie’s company pages and not a fake account. It’s also good practice to not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people claiming to work for, or be affiliated with, Cie.
If you believe you’ve received fraudulent communication, please let us know right away at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get our IT Security team on the case right away. If you believe you’re a victim of financial fraud related to a recruitment scam, please contact your bank, file a report with your local police department as well as report the scan to the Better Business Bureau’s “scamtracker” via www.bbb.org/scamtracker to notify them of fraudulent activity.
This uptick in recruiting scams is sadly not unique to Cie. Victims of recruitment fraud are often asked to complete fake recruitment documents, such as job applications, tax forms and I-9 forms. Usually, such requests aren’t made with the greatest written communication skills – so if you notice grammatical errors or have a sense something feels off, chances are you’re right.
You may be or have been a target of one of these scams if you’ve received the following (in an unsolicited manner):
Requests for personal information, such as passport details or banking information.
Requests to contact other companies/individuals that you’re connected to (e.g., lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, visa/immigration processing agencies).
Requests for payment of a fee to process or assist with a job application.
An offer to pay a percentage of a fee requested if the candidate pays the remaining amount.
An urgent request for the applicant to take action on the correspondence or offer.
Save messages from any potential offenders for further investigation if necessary. Save the original, complete subject line, headers and message content.
Send an email to the email@example.com email address and include all relevant evidence, including job posting information, contact information such as names and titles used, email or text communication.
Consider contacting your local police or legal authority and provide them with all information you may have from the senders.
Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
Send any money. Cie does not ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure an application, interview or a job. That’s not cool.
Engage in further communication if you believe it may be fraudulent.