As the demand for staffing services continues to rise, so does the number of scams targeting job seekers and businesses alike. Unfortunately, PeopleShare has recently become aware of a scam where fraudsters impersonate our company in order to deceive unsuspecting individuals. We take this issue very seriously and are committed to protecting our customers and their personal information. To that end, we have put together some recommendations on how to identify legitimate communication from PeopleShare and avoid falling prey to these scams.
Verify the sender’s email address: Fraudsters often use email addresses that look similar to legitimate ones to trick people into thinking the email is from a trusted source. To avoid falling for this trick, always check the sender’s email address (not the display name) carefully. Legitimate emails from PeopleShare will come from email addresses that end with “@peopleshareworks.com“. If you receive an email from a different email address claiming to be from PeopleShare, it is likely a scam. A most recent example of a scam email impersonating PeopleShare was email@example.com – this email ends in gmail.com, not in peopleshareworks.com; therefore, it is not legit.
Check if the person emailing you really works for PeopleShare: If someone works for PeopleShare, they are posted on our website. Visit www.peopleshareworks.com and type the person’s first and last name in a search bar.
Watch for spelling and grammar mistakes: Scam messages are often riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes. Legitimate messages from PeopleShare are written professionally and do not contain errors. If you notice any mistakes in a message claiming to be from PeopleShare, it is likely a scam.
Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown sources: Fraudsters often use links and attachments to download malicious software onto your computer or steal your personal information. If you receive a message with a link or attachment claiming to be from PeopleShare, do not click on it. Instead, contact PeopleShare directly to verify the legitimacy of the message.
Be wary of urgent requests: Scammers often try to create a sense of urgency in their messages to pressure you into taking action. Legitimate messages from PeopleShare will never ask you to provide sensitive information urgently. If you receive a message asking for urgent action, it is likely a scam.
PeopleShare will never chat through Phone Apps and ask you to make a purchase: If someone is using phone apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, or Messenger – it is a scam. PeopleShare recruiters will also never ask you to purchase any equipment from any store. Neither cell phones nor any other job-related equipment.
Contact PeopleShare directly to verify the legitimacy of the message: If you are unsure whether a message claiming to be from PeopleShare is legitimate, do not hesitate to contact us directly. You can call us at 610-489-1400 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our customer service team will be happy to verify the legitimacy of the message and provide guidance on the next steps.
In summary, it is essential to be vigilant when receiving messages claiming to be from PeopleShare. Always verify the sender’s email address, watch for spelling and grammar mistakes, do not click on links or download attachments from unknown sources, be wary of urgent requests, and contact PeopleShare directly to verify the legitimacy of the message. By following these guidelines, you can protect yourself from falling victim to scams and ensure that you are communicating with the legitimate PeopleShare team.