Recruitment or investment fraud happens through unsolicited emails, text messages, and similar unsolicited communication, claiming to have job offers from WeWork or request investment into WeWork. These are not legitimate. The fraudsters use fake websites and fake email addresses with our company’s names, brands, or logos as part of the fraud. This is done without WeWork’s involvement, approval, or permission. The goal is for the fraudster to obtain your personal information or money.
Examples of Recruitment or Investment Fraud:
Ask for money, including for an attorney, visa fees, and travel.
Ask for personal information, including name, address, phone number, driver’s license, passport information, and bank account details.
Emails are usually from free email accounts such as gmail or hotmail.com or use oddly branded email addresses or domains with hyphens.
Use words like URGENT or IMMEDIATE ATTENTION REQUIRED.
Supporting documentation is poorly worded or formatted and may include WeWork’s name, logo, or a distorted version of same.
What should you do if you suspect Recruitment or Investment Fraud?
If you believe you have received a fraudulent offer, do not respond, keep all information and records, and contact your local law enforcement for reporting purposes.