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Recruitment Fraud

18 May 2018

NOTICE OF RECRUTMENT FRAUD

HOK is monitoring an increased frequency of recruitment scams. Unscrupulous individuals are contacting job seekers and pretending to represent HOK or specific persons at HOK. These fraudsters use emails, texts, letters, faxes and phone calls to make false offers of employment with HOK or to provide a services related to employment (assistance in obtaining visa, travel arrangements, job training, proof of identity, etc.). The offers, which appear to be legitimate and may use HOK’s logo, often include specific details about a job description and related benefits such as salary, benefits, training and start date. The offers are often accompanied by requests for payment and/or sensitive personal information such as bank account information, credit card number, passport number or other information that could be used to commit identity theft.

If you are seeking employment with HOK, you should guard against recruitment fraud and pay close attention to these important facts:

  1. Neither HOK nor our authorized third-party recruiting partners will ever ask for payments of any kind.  HOK does not collect personal banking, passport, visa or other sensitive personal data as part of the recruitment process. You should never send money or personal details to anyone suggesting they can provide employment with HOK.
  2. Legitimate emails from HOK end in @hok.com. Messages from fraudsters often come from webmail addresses such as gmail.com, hotmail.com and yahoo.com, or from addresses that incorporate part of a company’s name, such as hokcorporation.com or HOK-HR.com. Do not trust information provided to you from any domain name other than @hok.com.
  3. Before making an employment offer, HOK will always invite prospective employees, either by phone or email from a legitimate HOK email account, to a formal, in-person interview.
  4. Messages from fraudsters often contain spelling and grammatical errors.
  5. If you receive unsolicited or suspicious offers of employment from HOK, or simply want to verify the authenticity of an offer from HOK, you are advised to immediately stop all communication with this individual and forward the unedited email message or details of the offer to HOKContact@hok.com.

HOK treats incidents of fraud seriously and, as appropriate, reports them to law enforcement agencies. If your personal information has been compromised, you are encouraged to do the same. 

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