Recruitment Fraud

What is recruitment fraud?


Recruitment fraud is a growing trend where a bad actor posts fraudulent job listings or contacts an individual with the false promise of being hired by a company. Typically, these bad actors will present themselves as employees of well-known companies, such as Lockheed Martin. The intent of recruitment fraud is to gain access to your personal information, such as your banking information, credit card number, or social security number.

Some common examples of this scam include, but are not limited to, asking you to make payments for costs like travel expenses or a background check. After receiving payment, the bad actor terminates contact with the victim.

These bad actors may go to great lengths to collect your personal information. They may claim to work for the corporation or even create fake websites that resemble employee portals or career sites as a collection point for your data. Please be aware that our careers site can be found at and our corporate site can be found at

Applying at Lockheed Martin

Watch the video below to learn more about the application and hiring process at Lockheed Martin.


Be vigilant. During the Lockheed Martin hiring process, you will never be asked to:

  • Apply for a position via a non-Lockheed Martin site.
  • Provide your social security number before you’ve accepted an offer. In some instances, we are required to validate US Government Security Clearance status. In this case, a recruiter will contact you directly to obtain your personally identifiable information prior to an offer.
  • Provide payment to Lockheed Martin. In the event that you are required to travel for an interview, please discuss the Candidate Expense Reimbursement process with your recruiter.

Lockheed Martin assumes no liability for recruitment fraud. We advise that all job seekers take steps to educate themselves on fraudulent practices so they do not become victims of scams. Learn more via the Federal Trade Commission.