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Cornerstone Staffing Solutions’, Inc. workplace policies and practices include a commitment to ethical recruitment: Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. maintains a “no fees” recruitment policy. We do not ask for money or charge fees to an applicant as part of the application process.

We urge you to be cautious and wary of recruitment scams in which scammers try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc.

What is a recruitment scam?

 

Recruitment scams are a form of fraud where scam artists posing as recruiters or employers offer attractive employment opportunities that require the job seeker to pay them money in advance or disclose personal information. Scammers claiming to be representatives of Cornerstone Staffing Solutions, Inc. or another company pretend to recruit potential employees. Scammers often ask for money from applicants under the appearance of helping to secure work permits and visas, travel expenses and/or out of pocket expenses.

Scammers may use fake websites, unsolicited emails, calls or texts claiming to be from the company. The scam communication normally requests personal data and may ultimately request the forwarding of money on the pretext that this is to finalize the “application process” or “employment opportunity.” Unsuspecting applicants may be invited to participate in fraudulent interviews, be asked to fill-out fraudulent employment paperwork, and/or receive fake offer letters.

Tips to avoid becoming victim to a recruitment scam:

Any solicitation should be researched before you provide personal information.

  • Be cautious: Refrain from immediately opening attachments or clicking on links in emails.
  • Do your own typing: Use a search engine to look up a website rather than clicking on and following a suspicious link.
  • Don’t respond: Refrain from responding to any emails or calls that request personal or financial information.
  • Use security software and update it regularly.
  • Report: File a report with law enforcement on any suspicious emails, calls, or texts you may receive.

By making you aware of these fraudulent schemes, we hope to keep you from being victimized, and ultimately to stop these schemes from being perpetrated against others

Warning signs

Scams typically:

  • Use the Internet, local newspapers, or other print materials to advertise false job openings
  • Use cell-phone numbers rather than office numbers
  • Request applicants to send their application, resume, or CV to an illegitimate email address or fax number
  • Request that applicants wire funds to a bank account or send money electronically to cover processing and/or immigration fees, insisting on urgency
  • Do not include information about a specific job opening (or the job description is vague) and/or extend a job offer without an interview
  • Request sensitive personal data or information, such as your national identification number, date of birth, social security number, national insurance number, bank account information, passport information or any number appearing on identity documents.

 

 

 

 

 


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