We've recently been notified that some malicious actors are using the Salted Stone brand image and job postings to run a phishing scam on people interested in joining our team. If you've received an interview request or job offer from anyone at Salted Stone, please double check that it's legitimate using the information below. If you're still not sure, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org confirm that it's really us.
The recruitment phishing scam works like this (as far as we can tell):
Scammers are contacting people on platforms including LinkedIn, Microsoft Teams, and Facebook Messenger.
The scammers are posing as Salted Stone team members, using names and images from our website, as well as website addresses and email addresses that are close enough to ours to cause confusion.
The scammers are asking people to do job interviews via chat.
The scammers are sending fake job offers and asking victims to provide personal identifying information and financial information. They may even ask victims to purchase hardware in preparation for the "job."
To be 100% clear: these scammers are not associated with Salted Stone in any way and the job offers they are sending are not legitimate.
Salted Stone has contacted the relevant authorities and we are awaiting more information to prevent further people from being harmed by this malicious activity.
In the meantime, Salted Stone is actually hiring, and a real Salted Stone team member may in fact contact you for legitimate reasons related to legitimate jobs.
Here are some tips for identifying recruitment phishing scams:
Official job offers and emails will always come from someone atSALTEDSTONE.COM, not any other domain (including .us, .net, or any other domain suffixes).