Scam alert: 12 September 2018
Fraudulent job offer: Individuals seeking employment defrauded by persons posing as Landor
It has come to our attention that fraudulent individuals are exploiting Landor to further an illegal scam.
This scam has nothing to do with Landor or any company affiliated with Landor.
Individuals identifying themselves as employees of “Landor” have been posting and emailing phony job listings to job boards and to certain targeted individuals. The email often comes from someone named “Sandy” or “Sandy Philips” who is looking to fill a “Graphic Designer/Illustrator” role. The targeted individuals may be asked to chat via Google Hangouts with a supposed Landor employee called “Loretta Daniels.” The fraudster attempts to have the targeted individual deposit a forged check into his or her bank account for the purchase of “equipment” that is required for the job. Other individuals have been asked to wire money directly to a bank for later reimbursement. These types of practices are used by the fraudsters to illegally gain access to the targeted individuals’ funds.
Landor does not in any way engage in these types of practices.
We have notified law enforcement and governmental authorities and we urge anyone who has been targeted by this scam to do the same.
Current legitimate Landor job openings and career opportunities can be found at Landor.com/join-our-team.
Scam alert: 10 July 2018
Beware of fraudulent car wrap advertising offer by persons claiming to be employees of Landor
It has come to our attention that Landor is being exploited to further a fraudulent scam.
Landor does not engage in car-wrap advertising campaigns, and we are not affiliated with this scam in any way.
Individuals who identify themselves as “Cassandra Easterly,” “Raymond,” or “Mark Spencer,” among others, are posing as employees of “Landor Associates” and offering car-wrap advertising opportunities via email and job boards, targeting especially colleges and universities.
Typically, fraudsters ask targeted people to wrap their cars in stickers to advertise an event or a major brand in exchange for a weekly salary (e.g., $250). Targets are sent a much larger payment (e.g., $4,000) as a cashier’s check and then asked to wire the bulk of the money to a car-wrap company and keep a percentage for their salary. The cashier’s check is not legitimate, but by the time that comes to light, the targets have lost their own money. Some victims report having money illegally withdrawn from their bank accounts after depositing the phony cashier’s check.
Common signs that an offer is a scam: spelling errors in the email; improper use of company trademarks; and the fraudster’s use of free email accounts such as AOL, Outlook, Yahoo, and Gmail.
Landor is pursuing all necessary steps to notify appropriate law enforcement and governmental authorities about this scam. If you have been scammed, contact your bank and local law enforcement authorities.