Pearson Airport issues alert after scammers offer fake jobs, demand payment

Feb 27 2021, 7:23 pm

Canada’s largest airport is warning the public after a string of recent employment scams.

Toronto Pearson International Airport has issued a fraud alert after officials became aware of scammers offering fake jobs at its facility.

In some cases, the scammers have demanded that job seekers pay them in exchange for the role, Pearson said.

Fraudulent positions have included electrical engineer and security officer.

The scammers have also referred to the hiring company as “Toronto Pearson Airport & Hotels” and “Toronto Pearson International Airport Inc.,” which the alert notes do not exist.

In order to help spot a scam, Pearson advises that job seekers look out for spelling errors in employment offers.

“The GTAA [Greater Toronto Airports Authority] or companies operating at Toronto Pearson will never ask for payment in exchange for employment,” the alert reads.

“If you’re asked for money as part of a job offer, do not make a payment and report the scam to either Peel Regional Police or the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.”

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