Job-seekers: There’s an online scam we’d like you to know about

By on February 5, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Posted in: Working at GEICO

ImageAh, the Internet: a place where people connect, share, communicate and scam. You’ve probably heard of scammers “phishing.” Well, there is a current scam that involves GEICO and unsuspecting, trusting job-seekers.

Someone – or possibly a group of people – is contacting job-seekers about jobs at GEICO, and offering “work at home” positions paying upwards of $34 per hour and $100 signing bonuses. 

We believe it’s important for us to share this information with you because we want you to be safe online and protect yourselves.

Here is what we know so far:                       

  • Job-seekers are being contacted via email from a person who claims to be an “online hiring manager” for GEICO.
  • This person is going by the name Cindy William or Cindy Williams, and using this email address hrmoffice10@yahoo.com.
  • She is asking job-seekers to set up Yahoo email addresses and/or Yahoo Instant Messenger accounts in order to communicate and/or chat with them.
  • She may be asking for bank account information in order to send money to the job-seekers to purchase equipment to set up their home offices.
  • There is someone asking job seekers to send their Social Security number to a possible Gmail account.

Please know that this is NOT how GEICO does business.

GEICO’s hiring team members ask job-seekers to apply via www.geico.jobs or careers.geico.com, and we only ever use @geico.com email addresses. Our recruiters will never ask you to set up third-party email accounts or for bank account information. And, our application only asks for the last four digits of your SSN.  

If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be from GEICO, using a non-GEICO branded email or directing you to apply via a non-GEICO URL, please let us know. Email any correspondence you may have to NCR1@geico.com.

And, if you have any questions about the validity of a job opening, you can always double-check it at www.geico.jobs or contact a member of our HR team.