Employment Scams Misusing the Name of the OECD


October 2, 2017 -- Beware of scams offering jobs working from home with organizations that imply affiliation with the OECD or the OECD Better Life Index initiative ( Scammers can often be identified by the use of non-corporate email accounts (Gmail, etc) and text messages to communicate with potential victims. They may offer you positions you didn't interview for, or even apply to. Scammers may also list real addresses and phone numbers for the OECD, and use fake names like "OECD BetterLife Company" in order to make their communications seem legitimate and mislead victims. If you have received a fraudulent employment offer, you are advised not to send money, open bank accounts or communicate with the scammers. The OECD will always communicate with candidates from an official email address, and only in response to positions advertised on the OECD careers website. To verify if an employment ad is legitimate, or to forward suspicious communications, please contact If you have been the victim of an online scam, you can also file a complaint with the FBI:


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