CSRA is warning those in the job market, to be on the lookout for fraudulent activity targeting prospective job applicants looking to secure employment with the prestigious technology company.
CSRA has reported the scam to law enforcement and federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and is fully cooperating with them.
Fraudsters posing as company executives and board members of CSRA are reportedly contacting prospective ‘hires’ – in actuality soliciting ‘victims’ to apply for jobs at CSRA.
The perpetrators use fake gmail accounts to communicate with victims, and then conduct interviews while posing as a CSRA executive, often using an actual name of a real executive at the company.
The scams solicit personal information and send applicants what appear to be checks in order to obtain their financial information.
(If someone offers you a job, sends you a check, but then insists you wire extra money back; don’t do it. It’s a scam. Instead, report it to the Federal Trade Commission at ftc.gov/complaint. Courtesy of the FTC and YouTube)
Such nefarious practices are a common tactic; however, there has been a steady uptick in activity over the past few weeks and CSRA wants to protect the interests of future hires.
These scam artists often prey on people as a cold call, although CSRA has not observed any issues with candidates who have applied for jobs.
The scheme appears to be a global operation that has evolved over the years, with countless victims.
(Prospective job seekers interested in submitting applications with CRSA – Please take a moment to view this video. ‘When we’re looking for candidates, we’re looking for candidates who have deep skills and great experience that they can bring to our team. But we’re also looking for candidates who think differently, who are creative, who are innovative, who are not constrained by staying in a box.’ Courtesy of CSRA and YouTube)
For the public, and especially those interested in applying for jobs with CSRA:
- Use caution when approached by individuals you don’t know.
- Never provide banking information during the interview process.
- CSRA will always provide a formal offer letter when offering employment.
- All CSRA electronic communications contain email addresses with the domain of @csra.com.
Members of the public are advised to report these fraudulent solicitations to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their website, which can be found here or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
(Learn More. If you think you see a scam, talk with someone. Your story could help someone avoid that scam. Then report it to the Federal Trade Commission at FTC.gov/complaint. Courtesy of the FTC and YouTube)
Victims can also report the incident to their state attorney general. See this list of attorney generals by state for more information.