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Scammers using RECIPHARM name

Scammers using RECIPHARM name
Sender: Krasteva 18-11-2021 16:00

This is an alert that scammers are sending job offers to translators they find on this directory for the purpose of an employment scam. I received an email from, allegedly from Jonas Lejontand, VP of Human Resources at RECIPHARM. It said that it found my name here and offered me a position of Translator and Interpreter. It looked somewhat legitimate, with a decent pay rate. There were some red flags -- e.g., the letter wasn’t written too well, it included a UK area code, the benefits were suspiciously good for a part-time job, and it is uncommon to receive job offers directly from such high-ranking executives. It advised me to have an interview with somebody who claimed to be Dr. Raquel Grapuera via the Telegram app (, providing a reference number to give her. I had an impromptu “interview” with her that was only a text chat (she apologized for the seemingly unprofessional format, but said this was a new way of doing things). "She" asked many questions that are commonly asked during job interviews. But one of the questions was what bank I used, which struck me as odd. She told me I would have a chance to ask my own questions about the job later, but I was never provided that opportunity, even after I followed up and explicitly indicated that I had such questions. Then I received a Letter of Employment and Terms and Obligations of Employment letter, allegedly from Mr. Lejontand. At this point I noticed that the email domain was (instead of This raised more red flags, as did language about me needing to buy workplace equipment with money sent by the company but under very strict conditions. I went online and found out that there are elaborate scams (some using big pharmaceutical companies) that trick people seeking home employment by getting them to spend money on equipment from very specific "vendors." They send checks that bounce, but in the meantime they steal the victim's own money sent via Zelle, etc. I contacted Recipharm directly and they confirmed that I was never offered a job by them.

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