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Stay Alert to Recruitment Fraud

Don’t fall victim to fake job recruiting from fraudsters posing as CareFirst Human Resources personnel.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, “Scammers advertise jobs the same way legitimate employers do — online (in ads, on job sites, and social media), in newspapers, and sometimes on TV and radio. They promise you a job, but what they want is your money and your personal information.”

Here are some things to keep in mind to stay safe from these scams:

  • CareFirst Human Resources will never ask you for payment in exchange for a job opportunity or interview.
  • CareFirst Human Resources will not ask you to deposit a check into your bank account as part of a hiring process.
  • When you are contacted by a CareFirst Human Resources professional, the email address will always end with
  • CareFirst will not ask potential candidates to provide their sensitive personal information, like driver’s license, social security number, passport details, or banking information, via phone, text or email.
  • When receiving an offer, candidates receive an email from CareFirst’s background vendor, Sterling. In the email, the vendor will request the candidate to log into their system and provide personal information in order to initiate the background check.
  • In addition, as part of the employee eligibility verification process, new hires receive an email from a talent acquisition professional, requesting that candidates submit their supporting documents which include a social security card and driver’s license, via secure email.
  • CareFirst will not ask you to submit sensitive personal information for a potential job prior to you submitting a legitimate full application on our website.
  • Once candidates successfully complete an application, they will receive a confirmation message.

If you believe that you have been a victim of recruitment fraud, please contact your local authorities or file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.