Phishing scam involving fraudulent job postings
Thomson Reuters has become aware of incidents where criminals are using the Thomson Reuters brand to post fictitious job descriptions and make fraudulent job offers. In some cases, these individuals may ask for money, banking details or other personally identifiable information.
These scams have become more sophisticated and can appear as legitimate recruitment activities; and often appear through third party websites or direct email approaches.
This scam, or 'recruitment fraud' as it is known, is becoming increasingly common.
Thomson Reuters takes this matter extremely seriously and is working actively to reduce the instances of our brand being used as part of fraudulent, criminal, activity. At no point would Thomson Reuters ever ask for money, credit card or bank account information to complete a job application.
Great caution should be shown when sharing personal information and we hope by highlighting these developments Thomson Reuters can protect unsuspecting individuals from being duped by these scams.
Please ensure that any communications you send to Thomson Reuters are only sent to addresses ending in @thomsonreuters.com or @tr.com.
Applications for posts advertised through www.thomsonreuters.com/en/careers provide a secure portal for you to enter your details as part of our standard recruitment processes.
Here are a few ways to identify phishing scams:
- Be cautious of generic emails – Scammers try to cast a wide net by including little or no specific information. Always be wary of emails which seem overly generic.
- Incorrect domain names or email addresses – Check for misspellings of Thomson Reuters or non-Thomson Reuters email addresses (i.e. gmail.com, yahoo.com). Our approved emails will come from @thomsonreuters.com or @tr.com.
- Offer of employment without physical interviews – Our recruiters will often ask for in-person interviews and have you come into one of our offices. If that’s not a possibility, then our recruiters would typically use a video-conferencing service to "meet" you.
- Request for financial information or payments – Our recruiters will never ask prospective employees for payment to apply for a position or as a condition of employment. For example, any required background check will be paid by Thomson Reuters.
- The “perfect” job – A job posting which states extremely high compensation for a position that requires “no skills or experience,” seems too good to be true, and is likely to be fraudulent.
If you have any questions or suspicions regarding the authenticity of any job posting or communication allegedly by or on behalf of Thomson Reuters or an affiliated company, please contact us immediately.