Variant of Mystery Shopper Scheme Targeting Job Seekers
February 12, 2018
We have received reports that certain persons falsely claiming to be representatives of Insight Global are conducting a variation of a “mystery shopper” scheme. These scammers contact persons that are looking for new employment opportunities and entice them to take positions involving the purchase of products or services from, or the sending of money to, third party companies. While the details vary, a common theme is that the scammer sends the victim a fraudulent check, sometimes purporting to be certified funds, in an amount more than sufficient to cover the purchase price of the products or services and from which the victim is also to retain their commission or wages. They encourage the victim to deposit the check in their bank account but rush them to purchase the products and services or wire a lesser amount of funds before the check has cleared (as it will not). Victims end up sending goods, services or money to the scammer and only later determine that the advanced funds are non-existent.
These persons are in no way affiliated with Insight Global, even though in some circumstances they have used domain names that are close to, but different from, Insight Global-affiliated domain names (for example, insightgloball.com (with two “Ls”) instead of insightglobal.com (with one “L”). We also understand that the most recent activity has targeted job candidates listed on Indeed.com, although we do not know if they are also targeting other candidates.
Persons receiving such phone call or mailings should disregard the instructions provided and report the mailing to local law enforcement. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be from Insight Global and you are uncertain, please initiate a call to your local Insight Global office at one of the locations listed here (https://www.insightglobal.com/about-insight-global/office-locations/). A qualified recruiter there can verify whether you have been contacted for a legitimate job posting or not.
Further information about similar scams and similar consumer fraud devices are available at the website of the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0243-job-scams.
Consumer Protection Alert – Insight Global Mediation Services
November 7, 2016
We have received complaints regarding an entity representing itself as “Insight Global Mediation Services.” Based on these complaints, we believe this entity places phone calls to people (who may or may not have an actual relationship with us as an employee or consultant) and requests call recipients to make payments over the phone towards “payday loans” that may or may not exist. We understand that in at least some of these calls, consumers are threatened with warrants for their arrests should they refuse to provide information or make payments.
These calls are not placed or authorized by our company, nor are the calls at all related to information provided by our company. “Insight Global Mediation Services” is in no way affiliated with Insight Global, LLC.
If you are contacted by “Insight Global Mediation Services,” or if you are ever uncertain as to whether a solicitation made is from a legitimate Insight Global representative, please contact your local Insight Global office (contact details available here: https://www.insightglobal.com/about-insight-global/office-locations/), where one of our dedicated recruiters will be able to advise you.
More information about activities like this, including examples of complaints we understand have been directed at “Insight Global Mediation Services,” are available at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/bogus-debts-bogus-collections. If you believe you have been defrauded by “Insight Global Mediation Services,” we encourage you to report your concern here: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov.
Consumer Protection Alert – Witt Consult
March 28, 2016
We have received reports of a company named “Witt Consult” contacting persons by telephone and requesting personal information. As of the date of this posting, the website for Witt Consult lists its US Corporate Headquarters as 500 W 5th Street, #1215, Austin TX 78701. This is the same address as the Austin office for Insight Global. Please be advised that Witt Consult is in no way affiliated with Insight Global. We are not aware of a company by this name operating at this address.
If you are ever concerned that a solicitation is from a legitimate Insight Global representative, please call your local Insight Global office (contact details available here: https://www.insightglobal.com/about-insight-global/office-locations/), where one of our dedicated recruiters will be able to advise you as to whether anyone from Insight Global has reached out to you regarding a position.
Consumer Protection Alert – IGTMSG Phishing Scam
June 19, 2015
We have become aware of fraudulent activity being perpetrated by a group of persons holding themselves out as “Insight Global Talent Management Solutions Group.” Based on our preliminary investigation, we believe that this group (which is in no way associated with our company) has a pattern of masquerading as legitimate staffing companies in an attempt to induce job seekers to provide personal or financial information, for example by asking for credit card information to pay for a training course that is ostensibly required to be considered for that position. Once they have obtained that information, they will not respond to inquiries regarding status of positions they purport to be staffing (which we believe do not exist) and often cannot be reached at the phone numbers provided.
Please be advised that solicitations coming from persons using the domain name “IGTMSG.com” are in no way associated with Insight Global, LLC. We have contacted appropriate authorities to report this activity and are taking all lawful steps to shut down what we believe is consumer fraud.
Should you be contacted for a position and are uncertain as to whether the solicitation is from a legitimate Insight Global representative, please call your local Insight Global office (contact details available here: (https://www.insightglobal.com/about-insight-global/office-locations/), where one of our dedicated recruiters will be able to tell you whether it is a position for which we are accepting applications.
Consumer Protection Alert – Mystery Shopper Program
August 12, 2014
We have become aware of a fraudulent “mystery shopper” scheme being perpetrated in the name of Insight Global. Please be advised that Insight Global does not administer, and is in no way associated with, any such mystery shopper program. Persons receiving such mailings should disregard the instructions provided and report the mailing to local law enforcement. Further information about mystery shopping scams and similar consumer fraud devices are available at the website of the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0053-mystery-shopper-scams.