Recruitment fraud is one of the most prevalent and sophisticated scams, where fake job opportunities are offered to job seekers. This type of fraud can be carried out through false websites, fake company emails or phony social profiles on sites such as LinkedIn. The fraudsters often request recipients to provide personal information and to make payments as part of their recruitment process.
BHP has been made aware of instances where individuals are posing as BHP employees and conducting job interviews via video links such as Skype and Zoom to then make fake job offers. In some cases, job seekers have been asked to disclose personally identifiable information, or pay a processing or work permit fee (as much as several thousand dollars) before beginning their "new role".
BHP takes these issues seriously and works with the appropriate authorities to help address them. If you receive communication that you believe is fraudulent or have suffered a personal loss from a recruitment scam, please contact your local law enforcement and report it to BHP cyber security by emailing us here; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please stay vigilant and always act on the side of caution if unsure.
BHP will never request funds, require the transfer of money, or seek advancement of fees at any stage of our recruitment process. This includes costs associated with immigration, legal fees, airline fees, travel insurance or related expenses. BHP does not initiate any immigration process until a verified offer of employment is extended to and accepted by the candidate. These fraudulent scams do not originate from BHP. They are recruitment scams designed to extort money and/or personal information.
Is Your Job Offer a Scam?
Several clues can help you determine if your job offer could be a scam:
- When you are contacted by BHP, the email address will always come from a @BHP.com email address.. If you receive an email from a free web based email account such as gmail.com, Hotmail.com, yahoo.com as an example it is likely forged.
- Does the email come from a @BHP.com email address? Even if the email address contains the word "BHP" it still may not be from BHP. Examples of known fraudulent email addresses include:
- Only emails from @bhp.com address are authentic communications.
- Did you apply for a job at BHP through our corporate website bhp.com/careers or our job site careers.bhp.com website? BHP does not make unsolicited job offers, especially via email or social media channels.
- Are you being asked to pay processing fees, travel fees, immigration fees, or make a payment of any other kind? BHP never seeks any funds from job applicants.
- Even when BHP has engaged a staffing agency to help identify candidates for positions, these third parties will never request funds from job seekers on behalf of BHP.
How to Safeguard Yourself
- BHP’s jobs are advertised on our careers site, bhp.com/careers and careers.bhp.com. We would encourage you to always apply for a role with us directly via this channel. Even when we use job sites, we still direct you back to our website to apply.
- Once you apply for a role you can log into your candidate account to track the status of your application.
Please also note that recruitment scams are not the only scams that you may come across falsely using BHP’s name, please always be cautious when divulging personal information for any purpose.
Fake offer to invest in BHP bonds
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