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Beware of Recruitment Scams

In a dynamic job market, scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their schemes to target job seekers. Here's what you need to know about Virtru's hiring process — and how to tell the difference between a legitimate job offer and a scam. 


Take Care During Your Job Search.

As you navigate your career search, please remain vigilant and keep the following in mind.

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Stay Alert for Fraud

While we're excited for you to check out career possibilities with us, we also want to remind you to stay alert for fraud.

Trusting job seekers could find themselves taking part in fake interviews, completing phony job applications, and in some cases, receiving counterfeit job offers. The end goal is always to manipulate targets into revealing private data or handing over money.


About the Virtru Hiring Process

  • All legitimate Virtru communications will come from a @virtru.com domain. Not “@virtrucareers.com,” “@virtrucareeers.com,” or any other variation. 
  • Virtru recruiters may reach out to you via LinkedIn instant messaging, but will always be publicly and verifiably linked to the company. Contact Virtru’s social media accounts to verify if you are unsure. 
  • Be wary of messages that lack details about a specific role, have a vague job description, or extend an offer without a video or audio interview with a confirmed Virtru staff member. 
  • Virtru does not conduct email interviews or email screeners. 
  • Virtru will not request payment from you at any point during the hiring process. 


Warning Signs to Watch For

Recruitment scams come in various forms but generally aim to trick you into giving away money or personal data. Typical scam methods include:

  • Impersonation - Con artists pretend to be recruiters from a staffing firm. They contact you through WhatsApp, SMS, email, or phone, offering fake positions. To seem more credible, they often use a plausible-sounding name and contact info.
  • Fake Job Ads - Scammers post fake job listings on real job sites or social networks hoping to harvest your private details.
  • Fake Online Applications - Scammers put up fake job postings, have you complete an application and/or give personal info, then use those details to impersonate you or breach your financial accounts.

Be wary of unprofessional communication and behavior - like messaging on an app, poor spelling and grammar, or rushed interviews and job offers. If you’re doubtful of a communication with a recruiter, reach out to the company to verify. 

Do not send a recruiter money, purchase any items on behalf of a recruiter, or ship anything to a company. 

Don’t click on any suspicious links.