Scam Alert: From Genesis Recruitment


  • Scammer has created a domain name similar in appearance to a legitimate company.
  • Scammer posts similiar or exact current job openings on popular job boards that direct applicants to the spoofed sites.
  • Applicants can apply on the spoofed company websites or directly on the job boards.
  • Applicants are contacted by email to conduct an interview using a teleconference application such as Google Hangout.
  • Cyber scammers impersonate personnel from different departments, including recruiters, talent acquisition, human resources, and department managers.


  • After being interviewed by cyber scammers, victims are offered jobs immediately.
  • In order to appear legitimate, the scammers may send victims an employment contract to physically sign, and also request a copy of the victims’ driver’s licenses, Social Security numbers, direct deposit information, and credit card information.
  • Scammers may also tell victims they need to pay upfront for background checks or screenings, job training, start-up equipment, or supplies.
  • In many cases, applicants are told they will be reimbursed in their first paycheck. Once they get money, criminals stop communicating with their victims.


  • Genesis Health System DOES NOT ASK FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION UNTIL AFTER hiring employees and this is done in-person.
  • Never send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer.
  • Never provide credit card information to an employer. Never provide bank account information to employers without verifying their identity and are able to do so in-person with the verified employer.
  • Never share your Social Security number or other personal identifiable information that can be used to access your accounts with someone who does not need to know this information.

Questions? Contact our Recruitment team at 563-421-1313 X 2

Scam Alert: From Genesis Recruitment