Protect yourself during your job search.
Aquent is aware that scammers are using our company name to trick people into applying for jobs that don’t exist. These job scams also try to get job seekers to provide sensitive personal information, financial information, or payment to the scammer.
What job scams look like
- Fake job postings typically show up on Facebook job groups, Craigslist, and other social media sites.
- Many of these scams are related to work-from-home jobs. Since Aquent offers many legitimate work-from-home opportunities, the best way to find them is by visiting our website—aquent.com/find-work.
- Scammers often use email addresses with free email services such as Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. Our Aquent recruiters will only email job seekers from an @aquent.com email address.
How to avoid job scams
- Be wary of job postings that only include a few brief requirements. Legitimate jobs normally list extensive qualifications.
- Use the company’s corporate job search page to try to find any job that you originally saw on Facebook, Craigslist, etc. The best way to find Aquent jobs is by visiting our website—aquent.com/find-work.
- Be especially careful if the interviewer is trying to rush you through the process.
- And never provide any of the following:
- Payment for a job (this includes buying gifts cards and providing card details)
- Financial details (especially account numbers and bank routing numbers)
- Personal information (such as your social security number, birth date, or driver’s license number)
If you believe you’ve been scammed on any job posting, the best thing you can do is contact the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. If you provided your bank account information to a scammer, you should also contact your financial institution.
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