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Protect Yourself from Recruitment Fraud 

What is recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is when individuals impersonate employers, and offer fake job opportunities to job seekers. Typically, this fraudulent activity occurs online through false emails or websites claiming to be from a company.  Scammers do so to obtain personal information and money. 

How to avoid recruitment fraud? 

Please be aware that phishing scams involving fake job postings and scammers have also impersonated Mayo Clinic recruiters. There are a few ways to tell if job offers are real: 

  • Mayo Clinic will not make an offer unless you’ve already submitted an application for the job through our website and an interview process has occurred.  
  • Mayo Clinic recruiters will NEVER ask you for personal information through email or on social media chats or messaging—this information should only be submitted through our official, secure website and application process.  
  • Mayo Clinic will NEVER ask you to purchase equipment or gift cards on your own behalf.  
  • Mayo Clinic will NEVER send or request money as a condition of employment.  
  • Email communications from Mayo Clinic recruiters will ALWAYS end with “”  

What to do if you are a victim of recruitment fraud? 

If you suspect recruitment fraud, we strongly recommend that you contact local law enforcement. By doing so, you contribute to identifying fraudulent activity within your jurisdiction and prevent others from falling victim to the same scam. 

How can I learn more about recruitment fraud? 

To learn more about recruitment fraud and job scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission. 

Equal opportunity

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Learn more about "EEO is the Law." Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Reasonable accommodations

Mayo Clinic provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities to increase opportunities and eliminate barriers to employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation in the application process; to access job postings, to apply for a job, for a job interview, for pre-employment testing, or with the onboarding process, please contact HR Connect at 507-266-0440 or  888-266-0440.

Job offers

Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post offer placement assessment including a urine drug screen, immunization review and tuberculin (TB) skin testing, if applicable.

Recruitment Fraud

Learn more about recruitment fraud and job scams


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