Recruitment Fraud

Fake Job Postings and False Hiring Processes: What you should watch out for

Please beware of phishing scams and other fraud involving fake job postings at Diffusion Pharmaceuticals being posted on external sites.

Recently, there have been many instances where third parties have been posing as Diffusion recruiters or other representatives and making fake job offers. This is an issue we take very seriously at Diffusion, and by making you aware of these scams – in addition to other measures we may take with respect to the perpetrators – we hope to avoid and prevent unsuspecting individuals from falling victim. Here are a few things to be aware of in order to help identify recruitment fraud:


  • ​​​​​​​We would never ask you for payment in exchange of being considered for a job or ask you to deposit a check into your personal bank account during the hiring process.


  • With the exception of certain select roles for which we may engage a reputable, outside recruitment firm, w​​​​​hen you are contacted by a Diffusion representative, the email address will always end with “” If you receive email correspondence from a free web-based e-mail account such as or, or correspondence via text message, please verify the authenticity before replying or clicking any hyperlink.


  • ​​​​​​​We conduct our recruiting process through telephone, video-conference, and in -person interview. Frequently, perpetrators of recruitment fraud will attempt to conduct the entire hiring process over email or text message, and will often ask candidates to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms, that misappropriate Diffusion’s logos and trademarks.


  • ​​​​​​​We would never ask you to submit your personal information without you applying on our careers site first. Beware if individuals make unprompted requests for personal information such as your date of birth, passport details, bank details, social security number, etc.


  • We do not use third-party messaging services such as Telegram, Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Trillian to conduct interviews. The typical interview process usually starts with a conversation on the phone or via Zoom with one of our representatives. 


  • ​​​​The hiring process at Diffusion usually takes several weeks to complete at minimum. Be cautious if an individual contacts you emphasizing the urgency of providing information in order to move the recruiting process forward.


​​​​​​​If you feel you are falling victim to recruitment fraud, or something just doesn’t feel right, please contact your local authorities or file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.

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