Amberstone is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Unfortunately, being an innovative workplace with limited openings and unlimited potential means our name is vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. Many of these phishing strategies include posing as representatives of legitimate companies, including Amberstone, often using the real names of it’s members to send unprompted recruitment emails. These scams prey on an individual’s desire to find an exciting new job in an often tumultuous job market and can often lead to people overlooking red flags in the process. Should you be contacted by anyone claiming to be a part of Amberstone Biosciences, please make sure that communication and recruitment is consistent with the below. And please, do not provide any financial or personal information!
Legitimate Amberstone Biosciences recruitment will include communication with candidates through recognized professional job-seeking networks (such as Indeed, LinkedIn, UC job boards, etc.) and will only occur through official Amberstone email addresses (domain format is always “@amberstonebio.com” with no variations), or scheduled phone calls and official recruitment platform channels.
Legitimate Amberstone Biosciences interviews will always be conducted via phone, in person, or over a videoconferencing software (Zoom or Microsoft teams, etc.). Any interview claiming to take place over chat or messaging applications is not part of an official Amberstone recruitment process.
Legitimate Amberstone Biosciences offers of employment are based on fit of the candidate to the company needs, culture, and shared mindset. Thus, an offer of employment will only be extended once a candidate has interviewed with a hiring manager and multiple members of the hiring team. Offers will also be made both verbally and in written format.
Legitimate Amberstone Biosciences recruitment will never solicit personal or financial information (including but not limited to: social security numbers, bank account information, date of birth) from a candidate during the application phase. Only once an official offer has been made via official means, Amberstone HR may request personal information from a candidate through established means and official channels to initiate the final steps in the hiring process.
If you are still unsure whether an email you received originated from Amberstone Biosciences or other outside sources, there are often a few ways to identify a phishing scam email:
If you receive an email that contains this type of information and is claiming to be from Amberstone Biosciences, the best response is to delete it. There is no need to respond or engage with the sender. If you still have questions about the legitimacy of the email, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.