WARNING – POTENTIAL RECRUITMENT SCAM
It has come to our attention that persons seeking employment have been contacted by individuals posing as DeVero executives and recruiters, who indicate that the job seeker qualifies for a position with DeVero for work from home position. The candidates have been contacted from email addresses that do not contain the DeVero.com domain, or by text messaging. The persons posing as DeVero representatives may purport to conduct a telephone interview, offer a position to the candidate, and ask that the candidate send money in order for DeVero to purchase equipment, or ask for bank account or other personal information.
Indications of a Possible Scam
If you are contacted about a job with DeVero by email, text messaging, instant messaging, or online chat that is coming from a domain name other than devero.com, it may be an indication that the communication is a scam. Representatives of DeVero will never send personal text messages to communicate or to extend offers, ask for money from a candidate for employment, or request bank account information. While DeVero may initially screen candidates by phone, DeVero always conducts a face-to-face interview before an offer is extended. In addition, all open positions at DeVero are listed below. If you are being recruited for a job with a title that is not listed on our website, it may be an indication of a scam.
What to do if you receive these types of communications
You may report this type of activity to:
- Internet Crime Complaint center at www.iC3.gov
- U.S. Department of Justice at www.stopfraud.gov
- Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org
- The Federal Trade Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your state’s Attorney General’s Office
In California, people who receive fraudulent solicitations such as these may mail a written complaint along with the entire solicitation to the California Attorney General’s office, Public Inquiry Unit, P.O. Box 944255, Sacramento, California 94244-2550. A complaint form, which can be completed online and printed to mail, is available on the California Attorney General’s website.
The Federal Trade Commission offers helpful hints to avoid becoming a phishing scam victim and some suggestions about what to do if you have been victimized.