There are several ways you can distinguish between a SYKES recruiter and a scammer:
1. SYKES only contacts job applicants from email addresses that end in @sykes.com. Scams usually involve the use of illegitimate email addresses that appear to be from SYKES. For example, firstname.lastname@example.org is not an unauthorized email. If you receive any communication concerning employment opportunities with SYKES from an email domain that is not @sykes.com, it is likely unauthorized. Please contact the hiring location and speak with the Human Resources department to verify the message’s authenticity.
2. SYKES does not accept applications via email, fax or text.
3. SYKES will never ask for money as part of the application process.
What To Do If You’ve Been Scammed
If you are contacted regarding a fraudulent employment proposal, SYKES encourages candidates to alert a local law enforcement agency or police authority.
The Federal Trade Commission also has a reporting service on their website for those who have been targeted by a recruiting scam.