Beware of Fraudulent Job Postings
We have been made aware of fraudulent actors posting fake Converge job postings on various websites and impersonating Converge human resources employees to attempt to defraud Converge and collect personal information from job applicants. Converge takes this matter very seriously and is taking steps to address it, including cooperating with law enforcement.
To be clear:
- Converge does not communicate with or interview candidates via Telegram.
- Converge will never ask you for your Social Insurance Number, Social Security Number, or banking details during an interview.
- Converge will never ask you to cash any cheques, pay any fees or engage in any financial transactions during the recruitment process.
Unfortunately, employment-related frauds are not uncommon. Employment fraudsters use various methods to trick job seekers. To help you identify potential frauds, consider that a fraudster may:
- claim to guarantee you either a job or a certain level of income;
- rush you through an expedited hiring process;
- say the job involves using your bank account to receive and pass on payments for a foreign company, and promise you a commission for each payment you pass on;
- offer you a job that requires you to pay an upfront fee, or that requires you to recruit other people; or
- offer to send you a cheque as an incentive or signing bonus but requires you to transfer part of the amount back to them. After you do this, the bank reverses the deposit because the cheque is fraudulent.
For further information on employment-related frauds or to report one, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre’s page here: https://www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/scams-fraudes/job-emploi-eng.htm
FBI Internet Crime Compliant Center (IC3) Reporting page here: https://www.ic3.gov/Home/ComplaintChoice