IMPORTANT ALERT: RECRUITMENT FRAUD
Recently, there have been instances of imposters making fraudulent job offers and misrepresenting CryoLife in the market. CryoLife takes this matter seriously. By making you aware of this, we hope to help prevent unsuspecting individuals from falling victim to this scam.
What is Recruitment fraud?
Recruitment fraud is where impostors offer fake job opportunities to job seekers. The CryoLife name and logo is often featured on documentation without our authority. This type of fraud may be perpetrated through text messages, instant messaging, online chatrooms, fake websites, job search websites, and unsolicited e-mails claiming to be from the company. The perpetrators will request that recipients provide sensitive personal information or make financial payments for jobs that do not exist.
It is important to note that CryoLife does not recruit applicants or present job offers in the following ways:
- CryoLife does not interview an applicant via email or instant messaging
- CryoLife does not extend job offers without an in-person interview
- CryoLife conducts multiple interviews and a background check prior to extending offers of employment
- CryoLife does not pay applicants via bank transfers or checks, and will not ask for financial information by phone or email
- CryoLife does not send checks or ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job or cover expenses for a home office, either as an employee or as a contractor
How to Identify Recruitment Fraud
Fraudulent recruiters often
- request personal information such as address details, date of birth, passport details, bank details, etc. early in the recruiting process;
- request that candidates contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, etc.;
- offer to advance you funds to purchase work-related items, while asking you to repay any remaining amount;
- send e-mails through free web-based e-mail accounts such as Yahoo.com, Yahoo.co.uk, Gmail.com, Googlemail.com, Live.com, etc.; and
- use a telephone number that is not an official CryoLife telephone number.
If an email address doesn’t end with “@cryolife.com,” it is not from CryoLife. You may confirm a phone number is a CryoLife number by calling CryoLife’s corporate office at (770) 419-3355.
Other Helpful Information
- You may wish to file a report with the appropriate legal authorities. You may also file a complaint with your regional fraud reporting center, such as the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov) and with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (http://www.ftc.gov/ftc/contact.shtm) or 1-877-FTC-HELP.
- If you would like to inform CryoLife of recruitment fraud, please contact CryoLife Recruiting at (800) 438-8285 or