ASTELLAS JOB SCAM ALERT (U.S.)

A party claiming to be an employee of Astellas is contacting job seekers and offering work-from-home positions in exchange for personal identifying information, banking information, and/or payment from the applicant.

Applicants should be aware that THESE JOB OFFERS AND JOB POSTINGS ARE FRAUDULENT.

No “Data Entry/Customer Service Rep” positions (or other similar work-from-home customer service/call center jobs) exist within the company. Astellas will NEVER ask prospective employees for money at hire or request a social security number or banking information by phone or email when extending an offer. In addition, any Astellas email communications extending a job offer will come only from an astellas.com email address. Candidates are interviewed via Google Hangout and then an “offer” extended.

If you have any concerns about the validity of an Astellas job posting or job offer, please contact Veda Pennington, Director, Talent Acquisition, at Veda.Pennington@astellas.com.

If you have been the target of this job scam, or for additional information on how to protect yourself, please consult the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams.