February 2018

It has come to our attention that various individuals and organizations are offering false employment opportunities in the name of International Medical Corps. This is fraudulent activity and not authorized by International Medical Corps nor its affiliate International Medical Corps UK.

 

Please be advised that:

  • All email communications from International Medical Corps will be sent from an address ending in @internationalmedicalcorps.org or internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk,
  • International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps UK will not ask job applicants to send information to an address other than one ending in @internationalmedicalcorps.org or @internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk,
  • International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps UK do not outsource any part of their employee or consultant recruitment process to any organization or agency,
  • All positions for which International Medical Corps is currently recruiting are posted on http://careers.internationalmedicalcorps.org/ or https://www.internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk/jobs,
  • International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps UK will not conduct job interviews via email or instant messaging, and
  • International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps UK will never ask job applicants for a fee, payment, or other monetary transaction.

 

International Medical Corps and its affiliate take misuse of their names and logos extremely seriously, and we will be working with the appropriate legal authorities to identify and address any such fraudulent schemes. International Medical Corps and International Medical Corps UK will not be responsible for any loss, whether monetary or otherwise, which may result from these fraudulent schemes.  By making you aware of this, we hope to avoid—and ultimately stop—individuals falling for scams using International Medical Corps’ and International Medical Corps UK’s names.

If you are contacted by someone who you suspect may not be appropriately representing International Medical Corps, please contact us at [email protected] or via other methods listed at https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/contact/.

 


 

What is Recruitment Fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud offering fictitious job opportunities via various means, including legitimate online services, bogus websites, and unsolicited emails. These offers—which falsely claim to be from International Medical Corps, International Medical Corps UK, or to relate to real job opportunities with either entity—are intended to obtain personal data and/or payment from unsuspecting individuals.

 

How to Identify Recruitment Fraud

The perpetrators often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documents, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment, or visa forms. The International Medical Corps or International Medical Corps UK names and logos are often featured on the documentation without authority.

  • The email does not come from an official internationalmedicalcorps.org or internationalmedicalcorps.org.uk email address and instead may be from an unrelated—but possibly similar-looking—domain or free email service.
  • The email message may be unprofessional in its wording, spelling, and grammar.
  • There is an early request for personal information such as address, date of birth, CV, passport details, or banking details.
  • Candidates are requested to contact other companies and/or individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, or visa/immigration processing agencies.
  • The perpetrators frequently use mobile or platform telephone numbers beginning with +44(0)70.
  • The offer of employment includes requests for payment of fees, whether up front or later in the recruitment or onboarding process.
  • The perpetrators may offer to pay a percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
  • There is an insistence on urgency for the applicant to act on the correspondence received.

 

What Should I Do?

DO:

  • Save messages from the perpetrator for further investigation if necessary.
  • Save the original subject line, complete headers, and complete message content.
  • Send an email to [email protected] to advise us of this activity. This email should include the following three items:
    1. The original email
    2. The original subject line. Please do not change or modify the subject line of the message you received.
    3. The complete email headers. Email headers contain a detailed record of the specific route that an email takes through the internet when it is sent to you.
  • If you come across what you believe is a fraudulent online job posting for International Medical Corps or International Medical Corps UK, please forward the link to [email protected].
  • International Medical Corps will not be responsible for any loss, whether monetary or otherwise, which may result from these fraudulent schemes, but you might consider contacting your local law enforcement and any financial institution involved in any monetary transactions made at the request of the scammers to report the fraud.

DO NOT:

  • Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
  • Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
  • Send any money. International Medical Corps does not ask for money transfers or payments of any kind from applicants to secure a job, either as an employee or consultant.
  • Engage in further communication if you believe the communications may be fraudulent.
  • Click on any links in the email, open any attachments to the message, or reply to or contact the senders in any way.