A message from our recruitment team: Fraudulent job postings

Fraudulent job posting activity is on the rise

Be aware of fraudulent online job postings on social media platforms and popular websites, including job recruiting websites. Typically, these postings usually offer candidates the opportunity to work from home doing online data entry.

A scammer, posing as someone from a Human Resources team, will contact the unknowing applicant via email or social media direct chat tools, and engage them in a fake recruitment process, sometimes even inviting them to an interview.  At some point, the applicant is asked to exchange funds – either send money or deposit a cheque and provide a slip that contains personal banking information.

Intact and its affiliated companies do not engage in these types of hiring practices.
Security OK
WE DO:
  • Only accept applications via the job postings listed on our career site
  • Communicate with applicants and potential employees using official company email addresses
  • Sometimes use LinkedIn inMail to connect with potential candidates 
Security Not OK
WE DO NOT:
  • Send communications or documents via email accounts like Gmail or Yahoo
  • Send cheques to a prospective employee
  • Ask for money during the recruitment process
  • Use social media to communicate with applicants (LinkedIn is the exception in this case)

What to do if you suspect a job posting is fraudulent


If you are unsure if a job posting is authentic, always check it against our career website. All our job postings will be posted there as well. 
 
Visit our career site here:
 https://careers.intact.ca/ca/en 

If you have communicated with someone linked to a fraudulent job posting, or, have sent or received money related to a fraudulent posting, please report it to your local police agency and send a copy of your police report to FraudTips@intact.net.