Employment Scam Warning
There is an increasing incidence of attempts to fraudulently obtain data from job seekers in order to steal money or obtain sensitive personal information. Job seekers should take note of these online scams and be on alert for them when looking for jobs online.
Unauthorized individuals may be using the Penske Automotive Group (PAG) name and branding to create fake job postings, sometimes on legitimate job search sites. While these postings may appear legitimate, they are not affiliated with PAG. Prospective applicants should carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications that appear to come from PAG by verifying the job on PAGJobs.com.
PAG will never…
- Request sensitive data such as bank account information, credit card numbers, social security numbers, etc. during the interview process.
- Conduct the entire interview process on a chat or text platform exclusively.
- Utilize non-company e-mail addresses such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, for communication with candidates.
- Require any fees, nor will it request candidates to purchase equipment from the company.
Be suspicious if…
- You haven't applied for a job with PAG but receive an offer of employment.
- There are misspellings, poor grammar, or formatting errors in the communication.
- You receive employment offers or communications from non-Penske 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, transfer funds or to make or receive payments to or from a third party of any kind.
How to verify the position is real…
- All available positions will be viewable at PAGJobs.com
- The typical interview process includes a phone screen and in-person interview(s). These will take place at a PAG dealership and are required before any offer is extended.
- All candidates will be required to complete an application via the company Applicant Tracking System, ADP Recruiting Management, prior to receiving a legitimate offer of employment.
What to do if you suspect you’ve been targeted…
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are suspicious of a job posting or offer and are unable to verify the legitimacy on PAGJobs.com.
- Do not send personal or sensitive information until you have verified the offer is legitimate.
- Take action to protect yourself and your assets. If you have provided sensitive information to the scammers, lock down your credit and enroll in a monitoring service such as LifeLock.
- Contact the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.