Email Recruitment Scam Impersonating APEGA Staff

Scam Alert

Have you been contacted by a company promising an expedited APEGA licence in return for money?

It has come to our attention that several prospective APEGA applicants have been emailed by a purported local organization with the offer of a lucrative job, with the caveat that the applicant will require an APEGA licence. The organization promises an expedited professional engineering or geoscience licence for a large sum of money.

Clicking on the link in the email takes potential victims to a website that mirrors APEGA’s own but contains fraudulent contact information. This copycat website does not belong to APEGA. We are working to have this site shut down for fraud. We recommend you do not reply to any emails asking for money on behalf of APEGA, and do not click on any links in such emails. It is important to note that only emails that come from the APEGA domain, apega.ca, are from APEGA. We will not contact you using email addresses from other domains, such as Gmail or Yahoo.

We have reported these instances to the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. If you have received one of these emails, we request you do the same and forward the information to us as well. Information on how to report these scams can be found at the following sites:

You can also email the APEGA webmaster at [email protected].

As a reminder, online payment for APEGA applications is only made through a secure web portal within the Member Self Service Centre. In addition, APEGA takes your privacy very seriously and will not sell or give your information to an outside vendor without your consent.

To protect yourself and others from scams and fraud, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the tips and tricks noted on the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre website.

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