Consumer Fraud Alerts
Over the past few months, our organization has seen an increase in reports of phishing attacks and identity theft scams where fraudsters are impersonating Maxim and its representatives in order to gain access to personal information and accounts of their targets. While we cannot prevent these types of scams/activities from being perpetrated against our company and individuals in the community, we are committed to our continued efforts in working to bring awareness to these issues.
or at 410-910-4089 if you have received something suspicious in Maxim’s name.
Additional information on how to recognize and avoid phishing can be found through the Federal Trade Commission at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams
Maxim has received multiple reports from individuals who were approached through email or text messaging by unknown individuals/fraudsters, representing themselves as executives and recruiters for Maxim. Based on the information we have obtained from victims of these efforts, the imposters are using Maxim’s name to create fake accounts and job postings for a variety of positions (e.g. graphic designers, technical support services, customer service representatives) on community job boards (e.g. LinkedIn, Career Builder, Indeed, Monster). Individuals responding to these fake posts were solicited to participate in virtual interviews with fraudsters claiming to be members of our Executive Team and some even received offer letters asking them to submit payment or account information in order to “purchase” equipment needed for a fake “work from home” position.
We are working diligently behind the scenes to have these postings removed and to have the email accounts associated with these postings deleted. We have also reported these concerns to law enforcement.
Please note that Maxim recruiters will always use their company email when communicating with candidates (firstname.lastname@example.org). They will never use a personal email account (email@example.com, gmail.com, etc.). Inquiries showing e-mail addresses other than the domain @maxhealth.com are not valid communications from Maxim. To verify the legitimacy of any job openings, please refer to our job postings at maximhealthcare.com.
Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
Maxim has seen an increase in fraudulent claims for Unemployment Insurance being filed using the names and social security numbers of Maxim employees. To ensure all claims we receive are valid, we are reaching out to affected individuals to verify these claims before they are acted upon.
In the event you receive notice of a fraudulent claim filed in your name, we encourage you to notify the IRS of this fraudulent claim by filing an Identity Theft Affidavit(IRS Form 14039) through irs.gov. We would also suggest reporting this matter to one of the major credit bureaus and the Federal Trade Commission at IdentityTheft.gov. The FTC site will walk you through the process of placing fraud alerts on your credit and closing fraudulent accounts opened in your name. This will also produce an FTC Identity Theft Report that you can use to clear fraudulent information from your credit reports. Lastly, we would suggest following up with the Department of Labor in your State and local law enforcement.