Fake Job Postings and False Hiring Processes: What you should watch out for
Please beware of phishing scams involving phony job postings on external sites.
We have been informed of instances of individuals allegedly posing as a recruiter or Human Resource representative of Grifols or one of the Grifols' companies and making false job offers. This is an issue we take very seriously and are working with the appropriate authorities on an ongoing basis to address. By making you aware of these scams, we hope to avoid, and ultimately prevent, unsuspecting individuals from falling victim. Here are a few things to be aware of that can help you identify recruitment fraud:
We would never ask you for payment for any reason, including in exchange for being considered for a job or ask you to deposit a check into your personal bank account at any time; that includes during, before, or after the hiring process.
At no time throughout the hiring process will a Grifols recruiter or Human Resource professional ask you to make any type of payment to be considered for a role. We have found that in some cases of recruitment fraud, individuals may send candidates a check to deposit, then inform the candidate they have overpaid and will request a partial refund. They may also request that they pay for equipment needed for work/training such as an automated time tracker.
Moreover, when you are contacted by a Grifols recruiter or Human Resources professional, the email address will always end with "@grifols.com" or "@external.grifols.com", without exception. So if you receive email correspondence from a free web-based e-mail account such as Yahoo.com, Yahoo.co.uk, Gmail.com, Googlemail.com, Live.com, Hotmail.com, etc. – we have even been informed of grifolshr.com, which is also not a real Grifols address - it is most likely phony. If ever in doubt, go to the Grifols corporate career pages noted above and contact us.
Depending on the role, we typically like to have 2-4 interviews with candidates and at least one in-person or video interview before making the decision to hire.
Frequently, perpetrators of recruitment fraud will conduct the entire hiring process over email, text message, and even via zoom but claim the camera is not working or that they were unable to obtain approval for a video interview. They will often ask candidates to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms. In these cases, the Grifols or Grifols company name and logo may fraudulently be featured on the documentation. Perpetrators frequently use local presence dialing technology to mask their phone number and have it appear as though it's coming from somewhere in the United States, when it is not.
We would never ask you to submit your personal information without you applying on our career site first.
Beware if individuals make early requests for personal information such as your date of birth, passport details, bank details, social security number, W4 or other tax documents, etc. We will never hire anyone without having them fill out a legitimate full application on one of our career sites noted above.
We would never ask you to contact third-parties to complete your application or to be considered for a job.
In some instances of recruitment fraud, candidates may be requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, equipment vendors, etc. A legitimate Grifols recruiter or Human Resources professional would never do that.
We do not use Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Trillian, Telegraph, or other third-party messaging platforms to conduct interviews.
The typical interview process usually starts with a conversation on the phone with one of our recruiters.
Our typical hiring process usually takes several weeks.
The hiring process at Grifols and our related companies usually takes some time. But, with perpetrators of recruitment fraud, there is usually an insistence on urgency to get a candidate hired.
If you feel you are falling victim to recruitment fraud, or something just doesn't feel right, please contact your local authorities and/or if you choose, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov or the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.