Pediatrix has been alerted to cases of recruitment fraud where individuals pretending to represent Pediatrix contact prospective job seekers. Below are resources and tips to protect yourself from fraudulent job scams. All genuine Pediatrix job postings can be found through the company career site here Careers | Pediatrix
Over the past few years, there have been numerous instances where individuals have been posing as People Services (HR) Representatives or Talent Acquisition Recruiters and making fake job offers. These fake job listings appear mostly on free-to-post classified websites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and Gumtree. Scammers may also target job seekers directly, either via email or using social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
This is an issue we take very seriously, and we work with the appropriate authorities on an ongoing basis to address it. By making you aware of these scams, we hope to avoid, and ultimately prevent, unsuspecting individuals from falling victim.
When you are contacted by a Pediatrix Recruiter or (HR) People Services professional, the email address will always end with “@pediatrix.com”. You never receive correspondence from a free, web-based email account such as Yahoo,com, Gmail.com, Outlook.com, Googlemail.com, Live.com, etc.
Depending on the role, we typically like to have 2 to 4 interviews with candidates and at least one in-person or video interview before making the decision to hire.
We will never ask you to submit your personal information without having you apply on our career site first. We do not send the application, I-9, W-4, or background check forms via attachments through email. We will never ask for sensitive information like a social security number over chat or email.
Here are a few things to be aware of to help identify recruitment fraud:
- Be wary of job offers that seem too good to be true.
- Research the company and the job offer thoroughly.
- Check the company's website and social media profiles.
- Be cautious of recruiters who ask for personal information like your full name, date of birth, address, phone numbers, social security number, or scans of identifying documents like driver's licenses and passports.
- Don't pay any money upfront for a job offer.
- We will never send you a check for equipment, we send the actual equipment.
- Be suspicious of recruiters who offer you a job without an on-camera or in person interview.
- Be wary of recruiters who ask you to pay for training or certification.
- Be cautious of recruiters who ask you to deposit a check and wire a portion of the funds back to them.
- Be wary of emails telling you to notify them you received a check and to advise them when the check has cleared.
To verify the validity of any job offers from Pediatrix, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should you do if you suspect you are a victim to a job scam?
It is strongly recommended that you stop interacting with the scammers. If you give them information (social security, banking, etc.), please avoid identity theft. Contact your bank and get your account protected or changed. When possible, report the scam to your local authorities, especially if you exchanged money or deposited a check.
Place a fraud alert on your credit file.
- Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 or place an alert online.
- Experian: 1-888-397-3742 or place an alert online.
- Transunion: 1-800-680-7289 or place an alert online.
Also, you can report identity theft to the websites below.
- Find and Report a Scam | Better Business Bureau (bbb.org)
Stay safe and vigilant while searching for jobs online.