Red Flags: Identifying a Job Scam
November 9, 2023
We encourage you to continue exploring opportunities at DoseSpot but urge you to be cautious and mindful of potential job scammers pretending to be part of the DoseSpot People Operations Team.
We will only email you from @dosespot.com.
According to an article written in Forbes, there were over 14 million people exposed to job scams in the second quarter of 2022, alone. These scams include using a company’s information to appear like a legitimate recruiter and request your personal information. They may also send you messages or emails claiming to be from the hiring company, that redirects you to a fake website resembling a real one.
If you are job hunting, and in doubt, you can always verify the authenticity of the person reaching out to you through LinkedIn or reach out to a current employee who works at the company recruiting you to confirm if it’s a valid email. If you have already engaged with a potential scammer, you should stop all contact immediately and file a complaint with the FTC. You can also report any fraudulent-looking messages on LinkedIn.
There are some common practices or techniques used when scammers are using job requisitions to phish for information. If you experience any of these on the list, you should pause, investigate the situation, and take action if warranted.
Red Flags When Interviewing:
- The communication does not include information about a specific job opening, but is vague when referencing an open opportunity
- An offer is extended without an interview
- You are invited to interview for a role that is not active on the company website’s career page, or other hiring platforms
- When receiving an email about a job opportunity, there is no formal email signature including the senders name, title, contact information, etc. or, the email sender is using a free email account like AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail
- The “recruiter” asks you for personal and sensitive information before a formal interview has been conducted
DoseSpot Recruiting Best Practices:
- We will only contact you from @dosespot.com or our official recruiting accounts like LinkedIn or BuiltIn
- We do not go by DoseSpot LLC, only DoseSpot
- DoseSpot posts job openings directly on their website careers page, and sometimes uses additional platforms such as LinkedIn, Builtin, Wellsfound, and Glassdoor when searching for new team members
- DoseSpot will not initiate a text message for the first initial interview
- We will not contact you for any additional sensitive information/data or to initiate a background check during the interviewing phase, including asking for your social security number (national identification number), date of birth, bank or financial information, passport information, or any other personally identifiable information
- DoseSpot conducts all virtual interviews via Microsoft Teams or Zoom
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