Employment Fraud

Employment Fraud

When applying for any job, be alert to recruitment scams. Some examples of recruitment scams include the following activities:

  • Asking you to provide personal information (e.g., Social Security number) or payment-related information (e.g., banking information) during the application for employment process.
  • Asking you to purchase gift cards or cash checks and send the money to “vendors”. (Note: If you receive a check to cash, do not cash it. Inform the bank the check was written from immediately. If you are able to cash the check, you may be held financially responsible by your personal bank for the missing funds.)
  • Asking you to participate in an “interview” by chat or email.

Please be advised that Westat does not use Google Hangouts or WhatsApp as a recruiting source or tool. Information regarding Westat career opportunities can be found on our company website page Join the Westat Family. Westat only considers online applications submitted through our company website.

If you received an email or other communication purporting to be from Westat and requesting personal information and/or payment-related information, please report this to humanresourceservices@westat.com.

Westat recommends that you mark suspicious messages as spam in your email to stop any further communications from potential recruitment scams, and encourages you to fill out a report on the FBI Cyber Crime website with any details that you can provide about these scammers. The website is the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). You should also consider contacting your state's attorney general's office to report the scam and reporting the scam to the business or recruiting website or social media platform that may have been involved.

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