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      Recruitment Fraud

      Recruitment fraud involves the offer of fictitious job opportunities or Continental contact.

      This type of fraud typically uses online services such as fake websites or unsolicited emails and even text messages by persons or institutions claiming to work for Continental. The aim of the fraud is to solicit personal information or money.

      Recruitment fraud

      Recruitment Fraud is a fraud phenomenon in which the perpetrator makes false job offers in the name of Continental in order to obtain money or personal data from the victim.

      Many variations on the story are associated with the fraud. Names and logos of large companies such as Continental are often used to try to convey authenticity.

      Often a whole alleged application process is carried out with the victims. At the end, a job is offered and the victim is asked to transfer a sum of money (e.g. for IT equipment or visa fees) or to provide personal data (e.g. identity documents or bank account information). It is often claimed that the payment is only an advance and that the amount will be paid back.

      Warning signs

      There are a number of signs that could suggest a fraudulent communication. Continental will never adopt any of the following practices: 

      • Requesting money (e.g. for ‘visa fees’, taxes, travel expenses)
      • Requesting irrelevant personal information such as passport and bank account details
      • Sending emails from free web-based email accounts such as Google Mail, Yahoo, or
      • Using mobile (cell) phone numbers, rather than office numbers
      • Making obvious spelling or grammatical errors
      • Insisting on urgency
      • Issuing offers of employment in international locations
      • Using poorly formatted documentation
      What you should do if you suspect recruitment fraud

      We recommend that you do not respond to communications that you suspect may be fraudulent or click on any attachments or links contained in it. If you suspect recruitment fraud and Continental is mentioned, first get in touch with Continental in your country. If Continental confirms that no contact has taken place from their side, we advise you to contact your local police.