As an Internet-savvy job seeker, you can frequently be bombarded with spam and other offers from sources that sometimes want to steal private information from you.
It has been bought to our recent attention that there are individuals posing to be Adecco employees asking job applicants and associates to use Western Union or provide their own money as part of temporary employment. Please note this is not an Adecco sanctioned offer.
Adecco's services are provided free of charge to job seekers. We do not ask for any fees or personal financial information of any sort from job seekers either prior, during or after the application process.
How can you tell what is spam and what is a legitimate Adecco communication:
- If you're ever suspicious of an email you receive or web site you're asked to visit, remain cautious.
- Adecco will never ask you for personal financial information, like bank account numbers, credit card or financial institution names.
- Our services are free to job seekers and we never charge any fee to interview or recruit job seekers.
- Never disclose web site username and password information unless you are certain of the source.
- There are individuals throughout the world who will attempt to use any system to receive payments in connection with fraudulent sales or solicitations. Adecco does not require its job seekers and associates to use Western Union or any form of system to provide their own money as part of temporary employment.
- When you do send money, make sure you know to whom you are sending it. Never send money to people you don't know. If you need to send money to someone you don't know well, you may be putting yourself at risk for fraud.
- Never send money to a stranger using a money transfer service.
- Beware of deals or opportunities that seem too good to be true.
- Never send a money transfer, in the name of a friend or relative, with the intention of changing the name to someone you have not met personally.
- Spend some time getting aware of the most common types of online fraud. Scammers keep finding new ways to dupe people everyday. The internet is a good place to keep yourself abreast of their activities. Searching for the terms 'forum internet fraud scam' (without using quotes) in Google will help you find sites where you can do this.
If you encounter anything that makes you suspicious, please consult your local office or send an email to our support email address firstname.lastname@example.org.