Notice on Recruitment Fraud
NOTICE ON RECRUITMENT FRAUD
Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud involving the offer of fictitious job opportunities. This kind of fraud is normally done through unsolicited emails, online recruitment services (sometimes designed to appear as if they were sent by legitimate platforms such as LinkedIn), bogus websites and even text messages claiming to be from Allstate. The aim of this type of fraud is typically to obtain personal information or money. Recruitment scams may involve offering fictitious job opportunities and requesting personal information and payments to process false applications.
Allstate is aware that both individuals and organizations have falsely claimed they have the authority to recruit on behalf of Allstate. We take recruitment fraud very seriously and are providing this information to help you learn how to identify and report recruitment fraud.
We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people claiming to work for, or be affiliated with, Allstate. Allstate will not request personal information before you have first applied on our career site. Only applicants that have filled out the official application on our career site can be hired or appointed to represent Allstate.
Identifying Recruitment Fraud
Perpetrators often ask recipients to complete fake recruitment documents, such as job applications, bank statements and/or visa/work permit forms.
It is important to look for these key warning signs:
- Requests for personal information, such as passport details, credit card information, and banking information.
- Requests to contact other companies/individuals that you’re connected to (e.g., lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, credit card information, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies).
- Requests for payment of a fee to process or assist with a job application.
- An offer to pay a percentage of a fee requested if the candidate pays the remaining amount.
- An urgent request for the applicant to take action on the correspondence or offer.
What should I do?
- Save messages from the perpetrator for further investigation if necessary. Save the original subject line, complete headers and complete message content.
- Send an email to email@example.com with the subject “Recruitment Fraud,” and include all relevant evidence, including job posting information and email communications.
- Consider contacting your local police or legal authority.
- Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
- Send any money. Allstate does not ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure an application, interview or a job, either as an employee or as a contractor.
- Engage in further communication or disclose your personal or financial information, if you believe the communication may be fraudulent.
Allstate will never ask you to submit your personal information unless you have first applied to a position on our career site.
Allstate bears no responsibility for fraudulent offers. When in doubt, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org, use the subject “Recruitment Fraud.”