Note on Fraudulent Job Offers
Agios is aware that scams targeting job candidates in our industry are regular. Your cybersecurity is important to us. Please be aware that Agios will never initiate contact with applicants via text message nor conduct interviews through messaging apps, freelance sites, or social media platforms (Facebook, Telegram, Instagram, Skype, WhatsApp, etc.). During the interview process, Agios team members will never ask for personal financial information or personal identification information, such as banking account numbers, social security, or driver’s license numbers, nor would we charge job seekers fees or request you to purchase anything as part of the recruitment process.
How do I know if I received a fraudulent offer?
Fake interview requests, often sent by email or text, and offer letters, may include our logo or executive signature making them appear authentic. These emails and/or offer letters often look trustworthy at first blush, so vigilance is necessary. The only legitimate business email domain we use is @agios.com and our employees will never use a Gmail or other personal email address to contact you. In addition, we will not contact you via text message or conduct an interview through chat.
All legitimate, open positions can be found on our Careers page. If you applied for an Agios position on any website other than our Careers page, you may inadvertently become involved in a scam and not involved in an actual Agios hiring process. If you have applied to a position outside of our Career Page, you should promptly contact the Agios Human Resources Department at email@example.com to verify the legitimacy of the job opportunity.
What should I do if I believe I am the victim of a fraudulent employment scheme?
If you believe you have been a victim of a fraudulent employment scheme, you should cease all further communication with individuals operating under any domain name other than @agios.com, and under no circumstances should you click any links that they may have sent you.
If you received what you believe is a fake offer letter and provided any personal information or made purchases as part of a fraudulent offer process, we recommend you immediately:
- contact law enforcement to notify them that you may have been the victim of identity theft;
- contact your bank or credit card provider and let them know your account may have been compromised;
- contact your email provider — such as Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL — to alert them about the email address that was used in the fraudulent scheme.; and
- forward the message to firstname.lastname@example.org
To assist law enforcement in investigating these matters, please retain a copy of all correspondence relating to the fraudulent offer.
If you have been a victim of this scam, we sincerely regret the discomfort, inconvenience, and grief this incident may have caused you, as well as the time it has wasted in your job search. We sincerely appreciate your interest in Agios, and we encourage you to view our legitimate job postings on our Careers page.
Agios is not responsible for fraudulent offers or requests for personal information, and advises candidates to follow the guidance provided above.