PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY:JOB SCAMS

 

PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY:
JOB SCAMS

 

Concerned about a potential job scam? Use this page to protect yourself and identify fraudulent job related activity. This page will help you:

  • Know the questions to ask your potential employer in the recruiting process to protect yourself from a potential job scam 
  • What to do if you think you have been the victim of a job scam 
  • The top 8 red flags of a job scam 
  • Tips on how to protect your personal information

Questions to Ask Potential Employers:

What is the company name and job title?
With this information, you should navigate directly to https://jobs.thermofisher.com to validate the open position. You can do so by completing a job search and identifying the opportunity.
What are the specific duties that I will have to perform on a daily basis? 
Review these details to ensure the job position description matches its responsibilities and salary.
Who will I report to and what is their contact information? 
You can verify the hiring manager is an employee at the company by researching the hiring manager on LinkedIn. Not all employees are on LinkedIn, another way to verify is the email address matches an @thermofisher.com email. Hiring Managers will not use their personal emails to communicate with candidates.
Who will be distributing my pay? Will I be paid salary or commission? 
Having an understanding of how you will be compensated should give you good guidance regarding the legitimacy of the company.
How do I know I am communicating with a Thermo Fisher Scientific employee?  
Check the “FROM:” line of the email, and click reply, to verify that the “TO:” line matches.  If those lines do not match, then the email has been spoofed. You will not receive communications from Thermo Fisher employees without the @thermofisher.com email structure.
What do I do if I think I am the victim of a scam?
If you believe you were a victim of a scam involving a job opportunity at Thermo Fisher Scientific, please immediately report your concerns via the Fraud Reporting Form on our Corporate website.

What are our top 8 red flags of a potential job scam?

A job offer is presented without an application, interview, or discussion with the employer.
The job description includes responsibilities such as assembling crafts, stuffing envelopes, or data entry.
Requests for personal information, such as driver’s license number or credit card number.
You are requested to wire money, asked for credit card information, informed of a ‘subscription fee’ or any form of advance payment for materials or software.
You receive a check with instructions to deposit funds into a personal account; however, the check does not clear, and the bank reclaims the deposited funds.
The job description promises high income with no experience necessary and little time commitment to the role.
There are unclear details regarding whether the role is hourly or salaried.
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Upon accepting a position, work efforts are rejected due to "inability to meet quality standards". This is a common scam to convince the employee to pay the bad actor, or "employer."

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Talent Acquisition team will never ask you, for any reason, to set up a bank account, to deposit checks, or to accept direct fund transfers into your own account and wire them to another source.

How to Protect your Personal Information 

Only share your Social Security Number (SSN) with legitimate companies when absolutely necessary.
Activate the privacy settings and multi-factor authentication on your social media accounts.
Be wary of connecting devices to public Wi-Fi networks.
Use unique passwords and security questions for each account.
Remain vigilant to suspicious emails, phone calls, and SMS messages
Actively monitor your credit reports and financial accounts for
suspicious activity.

What do I do if I think I was a victim of a job scam?

If you believe you were a victim of a scam involving a job opportunity at Thermo Fisher Scientific, please immediately report your concerns via the Fraud Reporting Form on our Corporate website.