Business solicitation and recruiting scams
ExxonMobil does not use social media, unsolicited email or written correspondence to request an advance fee to conduct business, nor does it use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind.
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Business Solicitation Scams
ExxonMobil does not use social media and unsolicited email or written correspondence to request that individuals or businesses pay an advance fee of any kind in order to conduct business with ExxonMobil.
It has come to our attention that unauthorized individuals have attempted to use the ExxonMobil name and logo, as well as the names of ExxonMobil directors, executives and employees, in emails and on websites to solicit up-front fees from interested individuals and businesses. If you are contacted by an individual or business seeking up-front fees, be aware that offers or proposals communicated through social media, email or written correspondence and purporting to be on behalf of ExxonMobil may be fraudulent.
Unauthorized individuals have also used third-party websites to conduct business solicitation scams. ExxonMobil does not control any third-party websites, and makes no warranty or representation regarding, and is not responsible for, any third-party websites or the content of such websites. Inclusion of links or sharing tools to third-party sites is not an endorsement of the content of such sites. Should you suspect that you have received a business solicitation scam, you are advised to report the suspected behavior to the third-party website.
ExxonMobil does not use recruiting or placement agencies that charge candidates an advance fee of any kind (e.g., placement fees, immigration processing fees, etc.). Unfortunately, we've been made aware of unauthorized individuals using the ExxonMobil name and logo in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit up-front fees from interested job-seekers. The fraudulent job offers are typically sent via email and inform the targeted victim they either have been hired by the company or may obtain employment with the company, and for a fee (the amount varies from $100 to as much as several thousand dollars). Victims are often asked to provide personal information, send fees via wire transfer, personal check or money, and to make travel arrangements for a fictitious prospective interview. Such offers and solicitations for candidates to pay fees and incur prospective employee costs are not made by ExxonMobil and are fraudulent.
Periodically, ExxonMobil engages recruiting and/or placement agencies to help us identify potential candidates for specific positions. If you are contacted by a legitimate recruiting or placement agency, there should be no cost to you, the job-seeker.
Do’s & Don’ts
- Understand that unsolicited communications can be used to conduct “phishing” attacks that try to trick you into disclosing personal, financial or otherwise valuable information.
- Fraudulent solicitations may include suspicious hints (e.g., non-ExxonMobil email addresses, gross exaggerations, misspellings, poor grammar, and requests for money).
- Do not respond to unsolicited business offers from people, email addresses or social media that you do not know or trust.
- Do not open attachments or click on links in suspicious emails from individuals or websites you do not know or trust.
- Do not disclose personal or financial information to individuals you do not know or trust or on a website that you do not trust. Should you do so, consider reporting the incident to your local law enforcement.