Employment scam warning

How to protect yourself against recruitment fraud

Online recruitment scams have increased in frequency recently, impacting applicants and employers. These scammers, or imposter recruiters, may post fraudulent job openings and contact job seekers with fake job offers. They may even conduct fraudulent interviews and attempt to obtain money or personal information from the applicant. See the FTC guidance on protecting yourself online when it comes to job searching. (https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/job-scams )

Please see below for information on Acrolinx’s recruiting practices, so you know what to expect from the official Acrolinx process and can also identify potential fraud.

Acrolinx recruiting practices

  • Acrolinx requires that applicants apply directly through our Acrolinx career site prior to an onsite or virtual video interview.
  • Acrolinx may contact you via phone call, email, LinkedIn or via a Zoom meeting. We do not use any other virtual interview platforms. Acrolinx contacts candidates to speak to them live and will never be just over chat or text message.
  • Acrolinx will never ask a candidate for payment of any kind as part of the hiring or onboarding process. Acrolinx will also never send a check prior to starting employment.
  • Acrolinx will never ask for any personal or private information until you are involved in an active interview process.
  • Acrolinx only sends email from the @acrolinx.com domain. (Acrolinx employees will never use their personal email addresses for communication, such as Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)

How to recognize recruitment fraud on LinkedIn

  • Imposters may create fake LinkedIn profiles that resemble the profile of an ACROLINX employee and may even claim to be a specific member of our team. Please do your due diligence to validate the legitimacy of these accounts. 
  • Many LinkedIn imposters use the same profile names and profile pictures on different accounts.
  • These profiles will lack real personal information.
  • Low number of connections within the organization for which they claim to work.
  • Low frequency in their activity section, not liking or sharing any posts.
  • No recommendations given or received.
  • Please reach out to Acrolinx if you’re unsure about any contact made with you. 

What to do if you suspect fraud

If you suspect recruitment fraud, don’t communicate further with the imposter recruiter and don’t provide sensitive personal information. Contact Acrolinx and share supporting information, including copies of any correspondence you may have had with the suspected imposter. If Acrolinx confirms a recruitment contact is fraudulent, you can report it to the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (http://ic3.gov ) or FTC (https://reportfraud.ftc.gov/#/ )

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