Recruitment Scam Alert
Unauthorized recruiting mails in the name of Daimler AG
We have recently been made aware that individuals claiming to be representatives of Daimler AG are conveying fraudulent offers of employment (along with other deceptive materials) in the name of Daimler AG and its associated family of brands. The offers and materials come from unauthorized individuals and organizations fraudulently recruiting and / or headhunting on Daimler AG's behalf or claiming to work for or be associated with Daimler AG.
Please take note that any such activities are not authorized by nor linked in any way to Daimler AG. All such activities must be regarded as a criminal, unauthorized use of the Daimler AG family of brands and directors' names with the intent of starting a "recruitment scam."
Please don’t answer to these offers
Neither Daimler nor any of its family of brands would ever ask for upfront fees or payments during the recruitment process. A formal recruitment process is required of all individuals successful in gaining an employment offer, whether directly or indirectly, from a Daimler AG company. Please note that any communications would originate from a verifiable Daimler AG e-mail address and not from a webmail account domain, such as hotmail.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.
Some common warning signs that an employment offer is fraudulent include:
- Request for payment of a preliminary employment processing fee.
- Request for payment for mandatory pre-employment training.
- Without any interview process, receipt of an email confirming employment.
- Request for financial information (including banking or credit report information), Social Security number, a copy of a driver's license, birth certificate, or mother's maiden name for a supposed background check. It is strongly advised to never release this information until you are confident the company is legitimate.
- Request for the deposit of money into your personal bank account, followed by an overnight payment or wire to a third party.
- E-Mail messages from a webmail account. Pay particular attention if the "From:" address is different from the address to which you are to reply.
What could you do?
Until it is certain that both an employer and an opportunity are genuine, never release personal information or upfront payments such as that listed above. If you have disclosed any of the above information to an individual or website you do not trust, please consider reporting this to your local law enforcement agency.