Beware of phony job postings and other job scams!

Thank you for your Interest in The NPD Group, Inc.  We encourage you to review job openings that are listed on our website and explore job opportunities at NPD.  But please beware of recruitment fraud.

What is recruitment fraud?   It is a type of fraud offering fictitious job opportunities. It is normally perpetrated through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited e-mails or other communications claiming to be from the company. These communications come in many forms – for example, fake job postings and requests to fill out applications or participate in interviews - and typically try to trick job seekers into providing personal information and/or payments, supposedly to get hired for jobs that simply do not exist.

For legitimate NPD job openings, candidates should apply ONLY through NPD’s Careers website/Workday posting for a specific position.  Any legitimate NPD job posting from another site, i.e. LinkedIn, Indeed, etc. will also direct candidates to apply in the same way.  

If you believe that you may be caught up in recruitment fraud with someone claiming to be from NPD, (1) stop engaging with the person; (2) use the “report job” link at the bottom of the job posting to report the job to the website where it was originally posted (i.e. Indeed, LinkedIn, Career Builder, freelancer.com); and (3) notify NPD at web.security@npd.com .

Some Indications Of Recruitment Fraud

  • Unsolicited communications from an individual or website with which you are unfamiliar, or whose domain name is inconsistent with the actual business.
  • An early request for personal information such as address details, date of birth, social security number or national identification number, bank account information or passport information.
  • Requests for payments of any kind to anyone.
  • Correspondence from free web-based e-mail accounts such as Gmail.com and Yahoo.com, appearing to be sent from an officer or senior executive of NPD, often in Human Resources. If the email address does not end with “@npd.com” it most likely is not legitimate.
  • Communications that do not include information about a specific job opening (or the job description is vague).
  • Utilization of chat rooms (e.g. Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews.
  • An insistence on urgency. For example, receiving a request for an interview immediately or to complete employment forms quickly.