What is Recruitment Fraud?

Recruitment Fraud is when one posts fraudulent job ads or contacts an individual with the fake promise of being hired by a company. Typically, these people will present themselves as employees of a company and invite their victims to a fake interview. The intent of Recruitment Fraud is to gain access to your personal information, such as your banking information, credit card number, or social security number. Some common examples of this scam include, but are not limited to, asking you to make payments for costs like travel expenses or a background check. After receiving payment, these people would stop contact with the victim.

These people may go to great lengths to collect your personal information. They may claim to work for the corporation or even create fake websites that resemble employee portals or career sites as a collection point for your data. Please be aware that our careers site can be found at jobs.dsm.com and our corporate site can be found at DSM.com 

Be vigilant. During our hiring process, you will never be asked to:

  • Apply for a position via a non-DSM site.
  • Provide your social security number before you’ve accepted an offer. 
  • Provide payment to DSM. In the event that you are required to travel for an interview, please discuss the Candidate Expense Reimbursement process with your recruiter.

DSM assumes no liability for Recruitment Fraud. We recommend that all job seekers take steps to educate themselves on fraudulent practices so they do not become victims of scams. Learn more via the Federal Trade Commission.