Please be advised that certain organizations or individuals have been making fraudulent claims offering employment opportunities at Black & McDonald. Any such claims offering to expedite the visa application process in exchange for payment are fraudulent.
Any communications received from the following email addresses have not been authorized by Black and McDonald. Do not respond to any communication from the following email addresses:
Black & McDonald’s employment policies require personal interviews and never require candidates to pay any sum of money. Payment in exchange for employment opportunities directly contradicts Black & McDonald’s ethical practices and business conduct guidelines.
At Black & McDonald we take matters of this nature very seriously and will continue to work with legal authorities to combat any organizations or individuals engaged in fraudulent acts.
What is recruitment fraud?
Recruitment fraud is a complex scheme to extract payment from victims in exchange for employment opportunities and/or visa application assistance. These schemes generally involve fraudulent websites and unsolicited emails.
Recruitment fraud often involves unsolicited emails asking victims to provide personal information, sign documentation and make payments in exchange for false working visa applications and/or employment opportunities.
Identifying recruitment fraud
You may be the intended target of a recruitment fraud scheme if you receive:
- Any request to complete recruitment documentation such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms featuring the Black & McDonald logo.
- Any request for personal information including address, date of birth, CV and passport details.
- Any request to contact individuals or organizations such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies or visa/immigration processing agencies.
- Any offer by individuals or organizations to pay a percentage of the fees with a request that the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
- Any insistence on urgency is generally a sign of fraudulent activity.
- Any request for payment in exchange for employment opportunities.
What should you do?
- If you suspect that you may have been targeted by a fraudulent communication claiming to be from Black & McDonald please forward it to us at email@example.com and include the following:
- Original subject line: Please do not change the original subject line of the email you received.
- Complete headers: Email headers contain a detailed record of the specific route that an email took through the internet when it was sent to you. This means it can help us identify the perpetrators' location(s). Full header information is included in every email that is sent.
- Complete message body: Please include the complete, unedited content of the email message in question. Do not change or edit the message in any way.
- Save messages from the perpetrator for further investigation if necessary.
- Contact your local police and provide them with all communications from the perpetrators.
- Visit Citizenship & Immigration Canada’s website (www.cic.gc.ca) to download the proper guidelines and accompanying forms to assist you in preparing an application under Canada’s Immigration Program (they can be downloaded at no cost).
- Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
- Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
- Send any money. Black & McDonald will never ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job or a visa to enter into Canada.
- Engage in further communication if you believe the communications may be fraudulent.