Attempted scam associated to false Iren Group's job offers
Iren is one of the major Italian multi-utility corporations. It is active in the electricity, gas, district heating, integrated water services management, environmental services and technology services sectors.
Recently, Iren has become aware that unknown people, completely unrelated to the company, have been contacting candidates residing in the United States offering them jobs at the company.
The fraudulent communications originated from an alleged selection for false job positions at Iren USA, which took place following the submission of users' applications through the legitimate job recruitment websites. The fraudsters in some cases impersonated real Iren Group's employees from the HR department and Top Management.
Verbal communications have been followed by letters of employment, salary negotiation documents and other corporate documents sent by e-mail from a fake domain name (@gruppoirenusa.com) not associated with the Group. These documents have no legal validity and have not in any way been issued or sent by Iren.
The Iren Group does not have offices in the United States, does not have a US website and does not use US portals for the publication of job offers, either in Italy or abroad.
Iren has promptly informed the Judicial Authority and the Italian Postal Police of what happened, has initiated the necessary steps to provide the required documentation to the investigating Authorities in the USA and is taking all the necessary legal steps to counter fraud against users and protect its image.
HOW TO APPLY FOR AN OFFICIAL IREN GROUP JOB OFFER IN ITALY
To submit your curriculum vitae or apply for an open job position in Italy, the official channels of the Iren Group are exclusively the following: the "Work with us" section on the website gruppoiren.it and the corporate LinkedIn page.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU WERE AFFECTED BY THE FRAUD
If you have been a victim of the aforementioned fraud performed under the name "Iren USA" or if you have sent your CV in reply to a job post published under the name of "Iren United States", please let us know by contacting us at: email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your cooperation.