How To Avoid Recruiting Scams

Recently, we have been made aware of a recruitment scam in which people are posing as recruiters from West, asking candidates to go through an interview process, and providing fake job offers. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence—these scammers use many company names in their schemes. For any official West recruitment opportunities, the following steps will take place:

You’ll be asked to apply through West’s official website:

The person e-mailing you or calling you will have an e-mail address that includes our company’s e-mail domain:

There will be a formal interview process over the phone, and then in person.

You will not be asked to provide any personal information like your address, social security number or bank information, until you have been offered an official job from West in writing.

Here are some tips for avoiding scams:

Are you being asked to pay equipment fees, travel fees, or make a payment of any other kind – even if they claim that you will be reimbursed? West never seeks fees from job applicants under any circumstances.

Correspondence from free e-mail accounts, like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. West does not solicit candidates through a non-West e-mail address.

Were you contacted in a chat room (e.g., Google Hangouts)? West does not use chat rooms or chat applications for recruiting purposes.

If you have any questions about our hiring process, you can contact us at or call our Exton office at (610) 594-2900. If someone has contacted you via Google Hangout asking you for money to work at West, we encourage you to report it. Click here to file a formal scam report with Google.