Recruitment Fraud Notice

It’s come to Auvik’s attention that a number of individuals have been contacted with fake offers of employment from people claiming to represent Auvik. The Auvik name and logo have been used on documentation, communication, and offers of employment without authority of the company.

If you believe you have received communication from a suspicious source, please contact [email protected] for more information.

What is Recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud refers to deceptive practices and fraudulent activities carried out by individuals or organizations posing as legitimate recruiters or employers. These fraudulent activities are designed to exploit job seekers by tricking them into providing personal information, money, or sensitive data under false pretenses.

How to protect yourself

The best way to understand if you might be a target of recruitment fraud is to understand a company’s recruitment process. At Auvik, you can expect the following to happen:

  • First, you will speak with a recruiter via phone or Zoom, the recruiter would be calling from our corporate phone number or Zoom account.
  • The next interviews are conducted via Zoom, so you can see the people you might be working with, confirm who they are via LinkedIn and have a proper meeting to see if it’s a match for both sides.
  • All offers of employment are sent through an electronic signature platform from a member of our People team.
  • All communication is  through our corporate email addresses: example “[email protected]
  • We do not use any texting or chat services to conduct interviews.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected].

Tips to watch out for in recruitment scams

  • Do your research. Check the careers page of the organization to see if the job position is listed and valid. If it’s not, chances are that you are being scammed.
  • Legitimate companies will not ask you to cash a cheque for equipment. Most companies will ensure that supplies are provided directly to you. If you are being asked to cash/deposit a cheque, it is highly likely that you are being scammed.
  • Double check grammar, punctuation, and spelling and look for any errors. The occasional typo shouldn’t be a concern, but multiple errors or inconsistencies should raise a flag.
  • Verify email addresses and headers. If you’re receiving an email from someone claiming to be from a specific organization linked to the job offer, then the email address should contain the company name in the domain (in most cases). If it does not, it should raise suspicion.
  • Be wary of requests for personal information. If you’re being asked for personal information, like government documentation, bank account numbers over email, phone or chat, then this should be a cause for concern. Never provide this information over email, phone or chat.
  • When conducting an interview for a job, ensure you are able to do so in person or via video call. Do your research before to ensure that the person you are speaking with is indeed the correct person.
  • Protect yourself from spoofing by calling the company or agency in question directly, if you receive a text message or email. Make sure you research their contact information and don’t use the information provided in the first message.
  • Never click on links received via text message or email, unless you are certain it is valid.
  • When visiting a website, always verify the URL and domain to make sure you are on the official website.