Recruiting Scam Alert
In today's connected society, online scams are increasingly common. Job seekers can be a target and should be aware of possible recruitment scams. Boston Scientific has recently become aware of the fraudulent use of its name on job sites not associated with the company. Prospective applicants should carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications that appear to come from Boston Scientific or any other employer to help stop fraud and avoid falling victim to such online scams.
Be Suspicious If ...
- You haven't applied for a job with Boston Scientific but receive an offer of employment
- You receive any unsolicited employment offers and/or unsolicited employment contracts from Boston Scientific
- There are misspellings or poor grammar in the communication
- Anything seems even slightly out of place on the website
- You receive employment offers or communications from non-Boston Scientific email addresses (e.g.: yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com, aol.com, etc.).
- You receive requests for sensitive personal information such as Social Security Number, account numbers or requests to access accounts or transfer any funds or to make or receive payments to or from a third party of any kind
Boston Scientific Never:
- Sends unsolicited job offers or employment contracts of any kind
- Requires any fees, payments or access to any of your financial, bank or any other types of accounts
- Conducts text-only interviews, particularly in internet chat rooms, e.g. Google Hangout
Boston Scientific Career Applicants:
- Must apply to jobs online via our website for consideration: jobs.bostonscientific.com
- Must interview with a Boston Scientific representative prior to the extension of any job offer
As mentioned above, The Federal Trade Commission provides consumers with free tips and information on how to avoid being scammed online and what to do if you feel you have been scammed. You may view those tips and information via the Federal Trade Commission's website (http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ ). If you have been scammed online, you may report the crime through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center's website (www.ic3.gov ).
Questions? We're Here to Help.
If you ever have any questions regarding the authenticity of any communication sent purportedly by or on behalf of Boston Scientific’s Human Resources Department or members of its recruiting team, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.