Recruiting Scam Alert

Written by Warren Averett on March 21, 2018

Recruiting scams are on the rise with scammers impersonating recruiters and offering fraudulent positions. Victims may be asked to fill out forms in which the scammers gain access to confidential information, or victims may receive a fraudulent check, which they are asked to deposit, and wire or send money to pay for training cost or supplies. Job scams are being posted on various job boards and forums, as well as sent through unsolicited emails.

At Warren Averett, we thrive on integrity and strive to protect our clients, as well as our current and future employees. It’s important to be vigilant and check out every job you’re recruited for to make sure it’s legitimate, and we encourage you to be wary of internet, email and telephone scams in which scammers may try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Warren Averett. Below we have outlined our best practices and policies for recruiting, as well as red flags for recruiting scams.

Warren Averett Recruiting Policies and Procedures

  • Candidates will be contacted by someone from our Staffing and Recruiting division, not upper level management. You can see a listing of these employees here.
  • Email correspondence will be made from a recruiter with a email domain.
  • Before being offered a position, all candidates are required to participate in an initial phone interview conducted by someone from our Staffing and Recruiting division.
  • If you are being offered a job at Warren Averett you will always be sent a third party link to fill out any forms with our third party administrator.
  • Warren Averett will not ask you to provide any form of payment during the hiring process.
  • We do not utilize videos of Google hangouts for interviews.
  • We post open positions on the below platforms:
    • Social media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter,
    • Job Boards: Monster, CareerBuilder, Dice, Indeed, Fetch

Red Flags for Recruiting Scams

  • Unsolicited or unexpected communications from an email domain inconsistent with the business or website (i.e. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.)
  • Request for upfront payments during the hiring process
  • Vague job openings or descriptions
  • Recruiter who claims to have seen your resume from a site which you are not familiar
  • Request for confidential information upon initial contact (i.e. social security number, bank account information or routing number, etc.)
  • Immediate job offers without an interview
  • Opportunities “too good to be true” usually are

If you think you may have received a fraudulent communication or career opportunity from Warren Averett, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 205.979.4100 and ask to speak to the recruiter whom you are in contact with.

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