Recently, a number of people have contacted us about receiving emails appearing to be offers of employment from PMA Consultants. These were actually fraudulent attempts to extort personal information or money. As PMA continues to grow our talented staff, it’s important to us and to applicants to understand job offer scams and how they work as well as how PMA Consultants undertakes our hiring process.
False job offer scams target businesses worldwide. Typically, a scammer sends an initial email offering an “at home” position and may outline the pay scale, the type of equipment/hardware/computer needed, etc. Oftentimes, information about the company they say they represent is included to make the offer appear authentic. The sender may also attempt to obtain credit card or bank account details or request a check or money order for work visas, travel costs, home office expenses, etc. Other senders may tell a victim that they will send a check to cover the cost of expenses and that the remaining funds should be sent to an indicated address.
Job seekers have contacted PMA Consultants regarding email employment offers that have turned out to be false. These emails can seem authentic particularly if our company logo is displayed and convincing details about PMA are provided. (Note: Much of that information can be found easily in the public domain or on social networking pages.) Sometimes scammers advertise a job on websites on behalf of PMA or a PMA executive. These emails and websites have no connection with PMA Consultants.