RACINE, Wis., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- "SC Johnson was recently made aware of fake employment offers, allegedly from our company, made to consumers via newspapers, the Internet and email services.
In the most recent version, a fake job opportunity ad is placed in a newspaper and asks people to provide their resume, work history, contact information, etc. People are then selected for online interviews using Instant Message chats. Applicants are offered a customer service position and a Cashier's Check to purchase software that is necessary for the position. Both the job offer and the Cashier's Check are, in fact, fake.
SC Johnson is in no way connected to this offer and warns applicants to be wary of any job offer that requires them to cash checks or to release bank account or credit card information. All legitimate employment opportunities with SC Johnson are officially posted on SC Johnson's web site at www.SCJohnson.com If applicants who see the scam are concerned over the legitimacy of a position posting, they should visit the company's web site or call 1-800-558-5252. SC Johnson also encourages applicants to report the false employment ad to the web site where it is posted.
SC Johnson is alerting the public to this scam, because as a family company we take seriously our obligation to help protect the public from fraud, especially given the nature of the fraud and the number of Americans currently seeking employment."
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