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Job Offer Fraud

Columbus never seeks fees from job applicants under any circumstances.

Fraudulent job offers have been made by individuals, organizations, Internet sites or social media accounts that claim they represent  Columbus. In some cases, job seekers are asked to submit personal information, pay a processing or work permit fee (as much as several thousand dollars) to begin their job.

These offers are fake and do not originate from Columbus. They are recruitment scams. Columbus never seeks fees from job applicants under any circumstances.

Is your job offer a scam?

Several clues can help you realize your job offer may be a scam.
Did you apply for a job at Columbus through our careers.columbususa.com website? Columbus does not make unsolicited job offers.

  • Are you being asked to pay processing fees, travel fees, visa fees or make a payment of any other kind – even if they claim that you will be reimbursed? Columbus never seeks fees from job applicants under any circumstances.
  • Are they offering to arrange a visa? Columbus does not sponsor employment visas.
  • Does the email come from a @columbususa.com email address?  Even if the email address contains the word “columbus,” it may not be from Columbus. Examples of known fraudulent email addresses include: @columbusu.sa.com and @columb.ususa.com.

What to do if you are approached

  • Do not send any money or provide any personal information such as copies of driver’s licenses or social security cards.
  • Report the matter to your local law enforcement.
  • Submit a report to the FTC: https://reportfraud.ftc.gov