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    Recruitment scam

    Be aware of hiring and recruitment fraud!

    Report a recruitment scam

    At AES, safety is our first value and we take claims of hiring and recruitment fraud very seriously. Please complete the form below so we can investigate further.

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    Fraud alert!
    How to identify false job postings and fraudulent recruiting practices

    Job applicants should be aware of job recruitment, interview and offer scams perpetrated through the use of online services such as fake websites, unsolicited emails or messages through social media platforms. These fraudulent communications reference AES and also may use the names of AES people to appear legitimate. The scam preys upon those seeking employment and may request personal information, and ultimately payments, to process applications for jobs that do not exist.

    No person applying for employment with AES is ever required to submit payment as part of the job application or hiring process. All open positions appear on AES’ official careers webpage at While AES may reach out to potential candidates via LinkedIn, applicants will always be asked to apply through our official website at

    You may be the target of recruiting fraud if…

    You are required to provide your credit card, bank account number(s) or other personal financial information as part of the “job application” process.

    • The position requires an initial monetary investment, such as payment by wire transfer or investment in work from home equipment.
    • There is an early request for personal information, such as your address, date of birth, passport details or social security number
    • Email correspondence does not use the AES domain (
    • Email correspondence appears to be sent by a senior executive or board member
    • Communications are moved to mobile communications with telephone numbers beginning with +44(0)70, or platforms such as WhatsApp, instead of official company phone numbers.
    • There is an insistence on urgency.
    • The job posting includes spelling or grammatical errors.
    • The job posting focuses on the salary, and how the salary compares to competitors, instead of focusing on an applicant’s qualifications or job responsibilities.
    • You are asked to provide a photo of yourself.

    What you can do

    • File an incident report at
    • Call the FTC at: 1-977-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) · File a complaint with the FBI at
    • Contact your bank or credit card company to close the affected account and dispute the charges.
    • Save the fraudulent communications for further investigation. · Provide information to AES through our Helpline at AES has also filed reports and will continue to compile these instances to assist in any potential investigations.
    • Do not engage with or continue communications with the original sender. The best action you can take is to report the incident through one of the avenues listed above.
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    AES will never request payments or other financial transactions during the interview and hiring process. Please report suspected instances at

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