How to Avoid Recruiting Scams

As you explore job opportunities at Morgan Stanley, we encourage you to be wary of internet, email and telephone scams in which fraudsters may try to take advantage of job seekers.

Common Signs of Recruiting Fraud

  1. Unsolicited Communications

    Be wary of communications that are unsolicited, unexpected or from an unfamiliar person or website whose domain name is inconsistent with that used by the actual business.

  2. Suspicious Email Accounts

    Look out for emails from free accounts like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. A Morgan Stanley employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Morgan Stanley email address or phone number. We also don’t currently use video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews.

  3. Payment Requests

    Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training or something similar). Morgan Stanley will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process except for reimbursable travel expenses.

  4. Vague Information

    Be cautious with communications that provide a vague job description, that fail to provide any information about a specific job, and/or that extend an offer without an interview.

  5. Unrealistic Offers

    Question job opportunities that come from people you do not know and appear “too good to be true.”

  6. Requests for Personal Details

    Communications at the application phase should not request your date of birth, bank account information, or other sensitive personal information.

Questions or Comments?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you think that a communication or career opportunity you have received from Morgan Stanley may not be legitimate.