Phone Scam: Employment Verification

Another phone scam has been reported at Brown, this one involving someone representing a bank asking for employment verification on a former employee. If their request is denied, they may ask to be transferred to Human Resources. Investigation revealed that the bank name provided did not exist and the former employee confirmed this was not a legitimate call.

If you receive a similar call asking for information on a current or former employee, do not provide it.  Instead, you may wish to collect as much information as you can about the caller and alert HR (contact information).

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