Employment scams affecting the literary community

Employment scams affecting the literary community

Employment scams

It’s come to our attention that a significant number of people have recently successfully applied for a Transcription Position at Salt. Sadly, this is a scam. There are no vacancies at Salt and we are not hiring. We don’t know who is behind the scam, but do please be aware we are not involved in any way. Vacancies are always advertised on our website here: https://www.saltpublishing.com/pages/careers

What to look out for

The scam may involve receiving a text message via LinkedIn or an email from talentacquisition@saltbookspublishing.com (this is not our domain) and will  advertise a job for a transcriptionist. After being contacted, you may be invited to have a Skype or Teams interview with another individual for this position (the individuals have nothing to do with Salt). This will lead to a job offer with professional documentation containing our logo and publishing history, along with an employment letter and forms sent from careers@saltbookspublishing.com. This is all fake.

You may be instructed that you will receive a payment and a request to send further payments to third parties. You may additionally be offered a new laptop and access to software to perform the job. This is all fake. Do not take part and do not send money or any personal details.

Protect yourself now

We sincerely hope you have not been affected by this scam and if you have, do please ensure that you take steps to protect and secure your personal information. Additionally, please report the scam to LinkedIn by clicking here.

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