We are aware of an active work from home scam utilizing the Civis Analytics name, in which individuals pose as recruiters from Civis offering phony work-from-home opportunities. We are sharing additional details here to hopefully protect potential victims from these fraudsters.
You may be getting scammed if the “recruiter” is:
Since Civis Analytics is not involved in these fraudulent schemes, we are limited in what we can report to law enforcement about these activities. If you think you’ve been scammed, we encourage you to file a report:
If you’re interested in learning more about how the scam works, read on.
Victims are drawn in via email, Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn, Indeed.com, or other job search platforms with offers about “working from home” for Civis Analytics performing “Data Entry” or “Administrative Assistant” tasks. Promised salaries range from $25-50 per hour. When victims respond positively to the trap, they are asked to “interview” via a text chat session. At the end of the “interview,” victims will be offered a position and asked to supply personal identifying information including but not limited to: full name, mailing address, social security number, driver’s license number, and banking information.
Once recruited, the scam operates as a Fake Check Scam.
Civis Analytics will always communicate with official @civisanalytics.com email addresses. Our multi-step hiring process at the very least involves: a phone screen, a video chat interview and/or an in person interview, reference checks, a background check, and a formal offer letter. All jobs offers will be administered via a secure digital signature platform like DocuSign. Civis Analytics will never collect your banking information or ask you to cash checks during the recruitment process or as part of your employment responsibilities.