You are likely the victim of a scam if the “recruiter” is:
- Corresponding with you from an email address that ends in anything other than @captivateiq.com. For example, emails regarding CaptivateIQ positions that come from any of the following domains are probably scams and should NOT be trusted: (i) @careers-captivateiq.com (including email@example.com); and (ii) free web-based account domains, such as an email address that ends in @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, @hotmail.com, etc.
- Making a job offer without conducting multiple rounds of interviews face-to-face using secure video-conferencing technology.
- Asking you to cash checks or provide funds to buy equipment on behalf of CaptivateIQ.
- Asking you to make a payment in order to be considered for a position.
- Asking you to make a payment for equipment or to purchase equipment directly from particular vendors.
- Making early requests for personal information such as date of birth, passport details, credit card number, bank details and social security number, etc.
CaptivateIQ does NOT do any of the above in connection with recruiting or onboarding new employees. CaptivateIQ only asks for more sensitive personal information in connection with background checks (made via a reputable background check vendor) after an offer is made.
The following are some of the names used by the scammers that we are aware of:
- Jackie Martinez
- Melinda Dunaway
- Deb Wilder
- Semiu Muharh
- Robert Major
- Samantha Taylor
- Diana Porter
- Graham Callaway
- Manuela Hidalgo
- Christopher Wright
How to report fraud
CaptivateIQ is not responsible or liable for these fraudulent communications. If you feel you are a victim of such recruitment fraud, please contact your local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible.
If you are located in the United States, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at https://reportfraud.ftc.gov or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at https://www.ic3.gov.
This is an issue we take very seriously, and we are working diligently to address it. We understand how frustrating this situation must be for those who are impacted. By providing the information above, we hope to prevent more individuals from falling victim to these scams.