Employment Scam Warning
Please beware of phishing schemes impersonating Astellas recruiters. Emails from mailboxes ending in @astellasjobs.com (plural) or @astellasjob.com (singular) are fraudulent. Carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications that appear to come from Astellas by verifying the job on https://astellascareers.jobs/ . Astellas will never ask for bank information, request payment or provide an offer letter based on email or text conversations alone. Please report any phishing attempts to your email provider.
IMPORTANT: No “Administrative Assistant” or “Data Entry/Customer Service Rep” positions (or other similar work-from-home customer service/call center jobs) are being hired by Astellas. Job seekers should take note of these online scams and be on alert for them when looking for jobs and should carefully research the legitimacy of any unsolicited recruiting communications.
Astellas will never:
- Request sensitive data such as bank account information, credit card numbers, etc. during the interview process.
- Conduct the entire interview process on a chat or text platform exclusively.
- Require any fees, nor will it request candidates to purchase equipment from the company.
- Ask for your social security number except during our secure background check process, which occurs after you’ve accepted a job offer.
Be suspicious if:
- You haven't applied for a job with Astellas but receive an offer of employment.
- There are misspellings, poor grammar, or formatting errors in the communication.
- You receive employment offers or communications from non-Astellas email addresses (e.g., yahoo.com, gmail.com, hotmail.com, aol.com, etc.).
- You receive requests for sensitive personal information such as account numbers, or requests to access accounts, transfer funds or to make or receive payments to or from a third party of any kind.
How to verify the position is real:
- All available positions will be viewable at https://astellascareers.jobs/ .
- The typical interview process includes multiple phone, video or in-person interviews with Astellas employees before an offer of employment would ever be given.
- All candidates will be required to complete an application via the company website prior to receiving a legitimate offer of employment.
What to do if you suspect you’ve been targeted:
- Do not share personal or sensitive information until you have verified the offer is legitimate.
- Report phishing attempts to your email provider and block the sender.
- Take action to protect your identity and your assets. This could include checking your accounts for fraudulent charges, updating passwords, and securing an identity theft protection service.
- If you have been the target of a job scam, or for additional information on how to protect yourself, please consult the Federal Trade Commission’s website at https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/job-scams .
- You can also file a claim with that the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at https://www.ic3.gov/ .