Recruiting Scam Awareness

With the recent increase in hiring for remote positions, we are seeing an increase in scams targeting job seekers. We have become aware of several groups who are pretending to be Appen employees to scam potential contributors and employees. In an effort to keep you safe, please be aware of the following:

  • We will never ask you to send money to apply or start a job with us. We will also never send a check in advance. Please do not deposit a check from a third party before you have started the project.
  • We communicate only through official channels that are listed on our websites, and
  • We will never ask you to send personally identifiable information outside our official channels.
  • All official emails will be sent from an email address.
  • Please confirm that any virtual meeting invites are from an email address.
  • All job applications should be submitted through our Jobs page to the applicable site.


Helpful Resources:

If you have been approached by a scam or feel you have been scammed, there are a few resources for you.

For the United States, the Federal Trade Commission provides consumers with information on how to avoid being scammed online and what to do if you feel you have been scammed. You should report the crime through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Internet Crime Complaint Center and with your local law enforcement. The ICCC is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center.

For European Nations, Europol provides a list of reporting websites by country. If there is not a dedicated resource, please contact to your local police station to report.

For Australia, the Australian Cyber Security Centre providers consumers with information on how to report cybercrimes.

For China, The 12321 Network Badge and Spam Report Acceptance Center is a dedicated resource to file complaints.

For Asia, South America and Africa, please contact your local police station to file a report. They will contact Interpol to report the cybercrime internationally.

If you have additional questions please reach out to