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A note on recruitment fraud

A note on recruitment fraud

Hawthorne will never ask for payment or financial information at any stage in the recruitment process.

Finding the right job opportunity to match your skills and experience can be an exciting time. It is also a time to be vigilant about predatory job scams that can often ask for payments to cover a range of expenses or administration costs upfront. This is a sign the job offer is not legitimate.

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Fraudulent recruitment practices are a global problem. To avoid falling victim to recruitment fraud:

  • Do not to respond to unsolicited offers from people you are unfamiliar with
  • Do not disclose personal or financial details to anyone you do not know
  • If you are asked for payment of any kind from a recruiter, contact your local police department as this is very likely to be fraud.
  • Be wary of job offers extended solely by text message or message chats
  • For more “Guidelines for a Safe Job Search” click here for information from Indeed, one of the nation’s largest career sites

If you have any concerns about a job posting or communication of a job offer, contact us here: [email protected].

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