Information on Fraudulent Job Postings 

Venus Concept is aware of schemes involving fraudulent job postings on third-party employment search sites and/or individual(s) or entities claiming to be employees of the Venus Concept Human Resources department. Those involved are offering fraudulent employment opportunities to applicants, often asking for sensitive personal and financial information.

We consider the unauthorized use of our company name or the names of Venus Concept employees to be a crime and are working with local and federal law enforcement to investigate and resolve this issue.

Please be advised that all legitimate correspondence from a Venus Concept employee will come from "" email accounts. 

Please read the following information about these fraudulent recruitment activities. If you believe you have been contacted by anyone misrepresenting themselves as an employee of Venus Concept or a Venus Concept recruiter, please contact Michele Thompson at


Recruitment fraud happens when actors offer fake job opportunities to job seekers. This is normally done online through job search websites (e.g., fake websites, unsolicited emails or phony company email addresses. The actors posing as recruiters often request recipients to provide personal information, make payments or offer to send cheques as part of their fake recruiting process. Venus Concept does not send cheques or ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job, either as an employee or as a contractor.


Imposter recruiters offer a candidate a job and send a signing bonus cheque. When the cheque bounces, they ask for the candidate’s bank account information or solicit copies of statements as a way to confirm the deposit was made.

Imposter recruiters request personal information, such as address details, date of birth, resume, passport details and bank details, early.

Candidates undergo interviews via Instant Messaging (e.g. AOL instant messaging, Skype, etc.) programs.

Email correspondence is often sent from an email address that is similar to an official Venus Concept address, but differs by one or more characters. Emails are also sent from accounts set up via public and/or free email hosts, such


To report a suspected fraud, please contact Michele Thompson at

Please be prepared to provide supporting information from the correspondence you have had with the actor(s). Other helpful information to provide includes:

  • Complete copy of the email correspondence. Do not change or edit the message in any way. Save messages from the imposter for further investigation, if necessary.
  • Copy of any email addresses or the URLs of any websites that you believe to be phony or fraudulent.

We advise you to contact your local law enforcement and provide them with all information you may have from the senders.


Do NOT accept cheques or send any money. Venus Concept does not send cheques or ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job, either as an employee or as a contractor.

Do NOT disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.

Do NOT respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.

Do NOT communicate further with imposter recruiters if you believe the communications may be fraudulent.