How to Protect Yourself from Recruiting Scams

Recruiting scams have become common, targeting job seekers in a variety of ways. Typically, these types of phishing schemes offer fictitious job opportunities to people through online services such as bogus job listings and websites, or through unsolicited emails claiming to be from Revenue Enterprises. These emails request recipients to provide personal information, including copies of identification documents.

Here are a few things to watch for:

  • Communications that are unsolicited or from an individual or website with which you are unfamiliar or whose domain name is inconsistent with that used by the actual business.
  • Correspondence from free email accounts, like Yahoo, Hotmail, or Gmail. A Revenue Enterprises employee will only solicit candidates through a company email.
  • Requests to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar), or sending a check for you to make your own equipment purchase. Revenue Enterprises will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process. In addition, any payments made by Revenue Enterprises will be from official firm accounts bearing the Revenue Enterprises name. Don’t trust checks from any other source.
  • Communications that do not include information about a specific job opening and/or extend a job offer without an interview.
  • Communications where the recruiter claims to have seen your resume on a site you are not familiar with.
  • Communications at the application phase requesting your social security number, national insurance number, date of birth, bank account information, or other sensitive personal information.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at if you think that a communication or career opportunity that you have received from Revenue Enterprises may not be legitimate.

Additionally, we encourage you to report such fraud as follows:

  • File an incident report at:
  • Call the FTC at: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357)
  • File a complaint with the FBI at:
  • Contact your local police to report the fraud