We have recently learned about an interview scam involving unauthorized individuals falsely claiming to represent Vizient, Inc. False interviewing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into providing personal information, such as bank account information, so it can be used in fraudulent activity.
- These unauthorized individuals are interviewing candidates while pretending to be Vizient representatives and making fake job offers to such candidates.
- These scammers are then asking for direct deposit information, among other information, from the candidates.
- While we have confirmed that Vizient’s systems are not the source of the disclosure of candidate information, we are working quickly, including reporting to the appropriate authorities, to understand the nature and scope of this matter.
If you suspect an unauthorized third party pretending to be Vizient is contacting you to obtain your personal information or if you are unsure whether an interview request is legitimate, immediately stop communications with the individual and contact us at HRCentral@vizientinc.com or 972-830-8660.
Tips to protect yourself:
- Don’t be pressured to act immediately.
- Do not send money. Vizient will not ask you for money. Bank information for direct deposit is optional and only submitted through Vizient’s internal, online portal, WorkDay, once employed.
- Do not accept money. Vizient will not send you money to purchase equipment. When standard equipment (eg, laptop, headset) is required upon hire, Vizient will deliver the item(s) to you, not ask you to purchase it directly.
- Be aware of a Vizient email address that does not end in .com. All Vizient email addresses end in .com – for example, John.Doe@vizientinc.com.
- If you see or lose money to a job scam, report it to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov. You can also report it to your state attorney general.
- Find out more about how to avoid scams at ftc.gov/scams.
Please don’t let this activity deter you from applying for positions at Vizient. Protecting your personal information and identity is of the upmost importance to us and we will continue to proactively protect our applicants against fraudulent activity.