Some of the more common examples are noted below.
Fraudulent offers of employment have been emailed to job seekers by individuals, organizations, internet sites, or social media accounts claiming to represent BHP. 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".
These fraudulent emails do not originate from BHP. They are recruitment scams designed to extort money and/or personal information.
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, attorney 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.
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.
Is Your Job Offer a Scam?
Several clues can help you determine if your job offer could be a scam:
- Did you apply for a job at BHP through our careers.bhp.com website? BHP does not make unsolicited job offers, especially via email.
- 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.
- Does the email come from a @BHP.com or @BHPBilliton.com email address? Even if the email address contains the word "BHP" or "BHPBilliton," it still may not be from BHP. Examples of known fraudulent email addresses include:
How to Safeguard Yourself
Do not send any money or provide any personal information to an offer of employment by BHP.