5 minute read · March 29, 2024

Stay alert for fraudulent recruitment attempts that falsely claim association with Dremio

At Dremio, we uphold trust and transparency as paramount values in all our interactions with customers, partners, employees, and the general public. With these principles in mind, we feel it's crucial to alert you to a concerning trend involving fraudulent job offers falsely attributed to Dremio and its affiliated entities.

Scammers are exploiting our name, "Dremio", by impersonating our website and falsely claiming association with Dremio as part of a widespread job recruitment scam. This fraudulent operation encompasses impersonations of over 1,000 companies, with scammers predominantly targeting individuals through social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram.

It's important to note that Dremio does not engage in recruitment activities through WhatsApp, Telegram, or any other direct messaging platforms apart from email and, during the interview process, phone communications. Furthermore, we never solicit sensitive personal or financial information without prior solicitation, nor do we endorse employment opportunities that necessitate upfront payments or promise unrealistic returns. All legitimate job openings at Dremio are exclusively posted on our official careers page at https://www.dremio.com/careers/. We urge you to apply for Dremio positions solely through this designated channel.

How to Recognize this type of Scam:

This scam typically materializes through social media and messaging platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram. 

Key warning signs include:

  • Unexpected Job Offers: Receiving unsolicited employment offers from entities claiming affiliation with reputable companies.
  • Solicitation of Personal Information: Premature requests for sensitive personal or financial details.
  • Demands for Upfront Payments: Job offers requiring initial investments or fees.
  • Promise of High Returns for Minimal Effort: Offers guaranteeing substantial rewards for minimal work.
  • Urgency and Secrecy: Requests for immediate action accompanied by demands for confidentiality.
  • Domain Name Changes: Frequent alterations to the URL provided by the scammer.

How to Safeguard Yourself:

To safeguard against falling victim to this typescam, consider the following precautions:

  • Verify Communications: Validate the authenticity of any purported job offers from Dremio by reaching out to us directly at [email protected].
  • Protect Your Information: Refrain from disclosing personal or financial data to unverified sources.
  • Recognize Red Flags: Exercise caution when confronted with offers requiring upfront payments, deposits, or promising effortless financial gains.
  • Report Suspicious Activity: Notify us promptly at [email protected] if you encounter any suspicious activity associated with our brand.
  • Report on Messaging Platforms: If you encounter dubious messages on platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp or Telegram, utilize the reporting functionalities within the respective apps to alert the platform's security team and curb the spread of such scams.

If you suspect you've been targeted by a scam, it's imperative to report the incident to your local law enforcement agencies. While immediate recovery of lost funds may not always be feasible, filing reports aids authorities in identifying and dismantling criminal operations perpetrating such scams.

For U.S. citizens, filing reports with the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is recommended. Additionally, as you may have unwittingly shared personal information with fraudsters, remain vigilant for signs of identity theft and take appropriate steps to mitigate any potential harm. 

Dremio's Response:

In response to the unauthorized exploitation of our name and brand, Dremio is dedicating significant resources and efforts to combat impersonating domains. Although we bear no association with or authority over these malicious actors, and assume no liability for their actions, we extend our apologies for any confusion or inconvenience stemming from this scam. Rest assured, we are fully committed to resolving this issue and preserving the trust and confidence you place in Dremio.

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