Preventing Recruitment Fraud.

Safeguard your Personal Identifiable Information (PII) from the rising problem of recruitment based phishing schemes.

What is recruitment fraud?

There is a growing Recruitment Fraud problem and candidates should be aware in order to protect themselves and their personal identifiable information while searching for a job.

This type of fraud is normally carried out through online phishing schemes such as false websites, or through fake emails and calls claiming to be from a recruiting company and offering to submit resumes for open positions, or presenting a job offer prior to conducting a formal interview process. The fraudsters often request recipients to provide personal information, or to make payments, in order to proceed in some manner, as part of their fake recruiting process.

Recruitment fraud graph with phishing, identity theft, and extortion from  2016 to 2020.

How to identify recruitment fraud

Firstly, Advantis Global only posts our open positions on the following sources:

If you are responding to a job posting from any other source claiming to be from Advantis Global you should be very wary of doing so.  If you are interested in confirming whether a position you have found online is legitimately from Advantis, please contact us at:

Identifying an Advantis Recruiter

Advantis Recruiters only send emails to candidates from their Advantis Outlook account.  Look for the “” domain in the address to ensure the email is not one masked to look like it’s from Advantis.  If you receive emails from anyone sending from Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or ANY other non-Advantis global domain, it is NOT coming from an Advantis Recruiter and you should treat it as fraudulent.

Example screenshot of recruitment fraud emails spoofing.

What to expect from an Advantis Recruiter

Some key things to remember when contacted by someone claiming to be from Advantis Global:

  • An Advantis Recruiter will never ask you to fill in an online application requiring personal identifiable information (PII) to be entered.  
  • At Advantis Global We do not submit candidates without first connecting to have a direct conversation about the opportunity match, as well as your interests, goals, and aspirations.
  • No job offer will ever be extended without first going through a full screening and interview process.
  • Following an extensive conversation regarding the opportunity match and upon mutual agreement to be submitted to our client, we do ask for confirmation of consent to representation from candidates.  This simple and non-binding consent form includes a personal identifiable information (PII) request only for the last four digits of a social security number and date-of-birth. Advantis does not ask for or retain additional details during the submittal process.  In our industry there are those who submit candidates without their consent and it causes significant issues for clients and candidates alike.  In many instances the Right-to-Represent confirmation is a requirement from our client or Vendor Management System itself, and not controlled by Advantis. The Right-To-Represent form from Advantis assures our clients that a candidate has been properly matched to a role for consideration, and assures candidates that the details agreed to are documented for clarity.

We’re here to help

If you believe you have been contacted about a fraudulent job offer, please contact us at the following address: