A Warning About Recruiting Scams

A Warning About Recruiting Scams

Thank you for your interest in Morgan Stanley. We encourage you to explore job opportunities at Morgan Stanley and to review openings that are listed on our website. We also encourage you to be wary of internet, email and telephone scams in which fraudsters may try to take advantage of job seekers by pretending to represent prominent companies, including Morgan Stanley. Intended victims may be invited to participate in bogus interviews, asked to fill out fabricated employment applications and, on occasion, have even been issued fake offer letters, all with the ultimate goal of trying to entice victims to pay money or divulge sensitive personal information.

Here are a few things to watch for:

  • Communications that are unsolicited or unexpected, or are from an individual or website with which you are unfamiliar or whose domain name is inconsistent with that used by the actual business;
  • Correspondence from free e-mail accounts, like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail. A Morgan Stanley employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Morgan Stanley email address or phone number. In addition, Morgan Stanley does not currently utilize video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews;
  • 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 with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Morgan Stanley will be from official firm accounts bearing the Morgan Stanley name. Don’t trust checks from any other source;
  • Communications that do not include information about a specific job opening (or the job description is vague) and/or extend a job offer without an interview;
  • Job opportunities that come from people you do not know and appear "too good to be true";
  • Communications where the recruiter claims to have seen your resume on a site with which you are not familiar;
  • Communications at the application phase requesting your social security number, national insurance number, date of birth, bank account information, or other sensitive personal information.

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