Fake Job Offers / Recruitment Fraud
Kyocera has recently learned of an identity theft scam involving fraudulent offers of employment extended to real job applicants through email, social media, and/or telephone calls. Identity thieves may pose as executives of well-known companies and make fraudulent job offers in an attempt to obtain personal information from the applicant. Kyocera is taking this matter seriously and reporting all incidents to the appropriate legal authorities. We urge you to do the same — and be vigilant in protecting yourself by learning to identify suspicious activity.
What is Recruitment Fraud?
Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scheme that involves offering fictitious job opportunities. This type of fraud is normally perpetrated through digital communications including unsolicited e-mails that falsely claim to be from a real employer, such as Kyocera. These emails generally request personal information and ultimately some form of payment or financial account information.
Identifying Recruitment Fraud
Identity thieves often ask their intended victims to complete job applications, immigration forms or other documentation, such as terms and conditions of employment. These communications may appear genuine, bearing the name, logo and photographs of a well-known company. However, you may learn to spot them by looking for these common characteristics:
What to Do — And Not Do