Learn about phishing scams involving phony job postings, and what you should do if you encounter a potential scam.
In recent years, there have been numerous reports of phishing scams regarding phony job postings. At Celerant, we take this very seriously, and hope to prevent unsuspecting individuals from falling victim. Here are a few things to help you identify recruitment fraud, and what to do if you suspect it:
Our job applications are only available through a Celerant direct employee, either at our headquarters or one of our satellite offices. If a job application is provided to you by a 3rd-party recruiter, found online or sent via email, please confirm the job application is legitimate by calling Celerant (see contact information below).
Your personal information
We will NEVER ask for your personal information before you fill out a job application, such as your date of birth, driver’s license, passport, bank details, social security number, etc.
We would never ask for payment in exchange of being considered for a job. We would also never ask you to deposit a check, or pay for an application fee, or other service related to the hiring process.
The interview process usually starts with a phone conversation with a Celerant employee (hiring manager, human resources, office admin). When you are contacted by email, the email address will always end in ‘@celerant.com’. Perpetrators will usually conduct the entire hiring process via email or text message, and often ask candidates to complete bogus job applications, employment forms, etc. They frequently use phishing technology to mask their phone number and email address; and can make it appear as if it’s coming from the United States or from Celerant Technology, when it’s not.
What should you do?
Please take these steps if you suspect a fraudulent encounter, or feel something is just not right:
- Cease all communication with the suspected perpetrator
- DO NOT click to call any phone number or email address they provided to you
- Call Celerant Technology immediately using the contact details below
- You may also contact your local authorities or file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission
Phone: (718) 351-2000
4830 Arthur Kill Road
Staten Island, NY 10309