Recruitment Scams

Recruitment Fraud – What You Should Know

Recruitment fraud from groups pretending to be McLaren—or claiming to represent McLaren—may be sent in a variety of formats, including e-mail, text, and letter.

Most often, an e-mail is sent offering employment with McLaren. These e-mails often look legitimate and will include details of the employment position, such as job description, salary, and benefits. They usually request payment from prospective employees to obtain visas or immigration documents. You may be referred to an organization that requests fees for processing the documents. In some cases you may be told you will be reimbursed for all the costs.

Please do not send money or pass any personal details to anyone suggesting they can provide employment with McLaren. If you have applied for a position through a legitimate channel, we will have the information needed.

If you are unsure if a communication you have received is legitimate, please review the guidance below: 

  • McLaren would never make job offers without performing a formal interview process.
  • Prospective employees are always invited to an interview with McLaren personnel before any offer of employment is made. Interview information is always provided to candidates either by phone, or e-mail from a verifiable McLaren e-mail account. 
  • Do not send money. No money transfers or payments of any kind will ever be requested by McLaren as part of the recruitment process.
  • McLaren website pages always include Any other format is not genuine. McLaren will never request a prospective applicant to visit a website with any address that does not include
  • Verify the email address. McLaren e-mails always end in Any e-mail styled with the McLaren logo but using a different e-mail format is not genuine. McLaren will never request a prospective applicant to e-mail information to an e-mail address not ending in You should always question the authenticity of any unsolicited e-mails seeking money or personal details, regardless of the e-mail address.

If you believe you have received a fraudulent communication, please forward it to McLaren will investigate the situation and take corrective action as appropriate.