Caution: Recruitment & Investment Fraud
What is recruitment fraud?
Recruitment fraud takes various forms, and it’s important to stay alert. Scammers can send fake job postings, share fake job interview invitations, or extend job offers with the goal of obtaining sensitive, personal information or money. Often, bad actors will:
- Request payment or payment information in exchange for setting up an interview.
- Send fake “offer letters” to you, then request payment or payment information to purchase work equipment.
- Request sensitive personal information like a bank account number, credit card information, account usernames and passwords, or government ID numbers (e.g., SSN, Country ID Cards).
What is investment fraud?
Investment fraud occurs when scammers purposely mislead or deceive individuals for financial gain. Often, this takes the form of offering a way to invest in a technology or company with the promise of high financial returns. Scammers often make fake web pages, social media accounts, or WhatsApp accounts to deceive victims and obtain sensitive, personal information or money.
Ongoing Recruitment and Investment Scams
Unfortunately, we’ve discovered there is a bad actor impersonating the Amplitude brand on fake websites. Amplitude is in no way affiliated with and does not own or operate these imposter sites.
We’re pursuing legal recourse available to Amplitude, including raising this issue with the Metropolitan Police and National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Center in the UK. If you have been directly contacted or impacted, you should contact your local authorities.
- UK: National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Center Action Fraud Center
- US: Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)
Please exercise caution with suspicious web domains and know that Amplitude will never ask for a personal investment from you. All of our job postings are available on our Careers page. They will involve interactions, even when engaged through an external recruitment source, with an Amplitude employee with an @amplitude.com email address.
Amplitude has no responsibility for fraudulent offers of employment.
How to Protect Yourself
You can protect yourself from fraudsters targeting individuals seeking job or investment opportunities by being alert and following the cautionary measures below.
How do I know if the job offer is legitimate?
All of Amplitude's official job postings are available here. Legitimate, open roles require applications to be submitted directly on our Amplitude Greenhouse page.
After applying via Amplitude’s Greenhouse page, how can I expect to hear from Amplitude regarding legitimate job offers?
After applying, applicants should receive an automated message from <email@example.com> confirming the application has been received.
If you are selected to move forward, a recruiter with an “@amplitude.com” alias will contact you. Be cautious of unsolicited offers or inquiries from unofficial sources that don’t have an “@amplitude.com” alias or coming via WhatsApp.
Would anyone from Amplitude request payment during the recruitment process?
No. No one from Amplitude will ever request any form of payment during the recruitment process, including fees for data, applications, interviews, training, equipment, or background checks. We strongly urge you to report any such requests immediately to local authorities:
I was offered employment without an interview process. Should I be suspicious?
Yes. Amplitude will never make an employment offer without a formal interview process with Amplitude employee(s) with @amplitude.com email addresses. Please report any fraudulent activity to your local authorities.
Who can I contact at Amplitude to confirm the legitimacy of an open role?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know if any investment opportunity is legitimate
Amplitude will never ask for a personal investment from you. Please exercise caution with suspicious web domains.
What do I do if I am approached about an investment opportunity with anyone claiming to be from Amplitude?
Amplitude will never ask for a personal investment from you. We strongly urge you to report any such requests immediately to local authorities: