Fraud Alert: Phony Job Interviews & Offers
On occasion, scam artists masquerading as Sutter Health representatives offer fake jobs with our health care organization to unsuspecting individuals. Sutter Health takes this matter seriously. By sharing these tips, we hope to help prevent individuals from falling victim to these financial scams.
What is Recruitment Fraud?
Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering fictitious job opportunities through bogus websites or unsolicited e-mails. These emails request recipients provide personal and financial information to process applications for jobs that do not exist.
How to Identify Recruitment Fraud
- The scam artists use free web-based e-mail accounts such as Yahoo or Gmail, etc, for correspondence and pose as officials in the Human Resources or Legal departments. Legitimate e-mails from Sutter Health end in @sutterhealth.org (however, this should not be your only indicator. Please review all aspects as outlined below).
- The scam artists insist all matters are urgent and individuals need to quickly respond.
- Scam artists request personal information such as address details, date of birth, CV, passport details, bank details, etc. right away.
- Scam artists will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms that fraudulently include Sutter Health’s name and logo.
- Scam artists request candidates contact other individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, etc., to help process their phony applications.
- Scam artists offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
If You Receive This Type of Fraudulent Email
Copy and paste the complete fraudulent email and send to email@example.com. Include the fraudulent email’s original subject line.
Communicate with the original fraudulent email sender.