NextEra Energy has become aware of activities in which criminals are using our name and logo and names and logos of our affiliate companies, including Florida Power & Light Company, NextEra Energy Resources, GEXA and others, in employment scams.
Please note: NextEra Energy and our affiliate companies never ask for money or payments from applicants at any point during the recruiting or hiring process.
Scams often appear professional, so prospective job applicants should research the legitimacy of any job posting communication to avoid becoming a victim.
Examples of employment scams include:
- Requiring money or upfront payment for processing services or visa applications;
- Questionnaire-based employment interviews;
- Questionnaire-based decisions to hire; and
- Job offers through social media, such as Facebook.
The most obvious signs that a prospective offer is a scam:
- The offer came through a non-company email address (for example, Yahoo or Gmail) instead of a NextEra Energy company email address.
- The offer contains poor grammar and misspellings, especially of the company name in online domain names and email addresses.
- At some point, money is requested from the applicant.
Other common scam indicators:
- Employment offers without the formal recruiting process and an actual interview;
- Request for financial account information;
- Request for personally identifying information (Social Security Number, Social Insurance Number, National Insurance Number, passport information, passwords, etc.);
- Request for money to be sent to a third party; and
- Request for payment for business or professional opportunities.
If you suspect you have received a fraudulent job offer, please contact stopfraud.gov.