Please be aware that we are currently receiving numerous reports of con artists posing as Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. Staffing Managers, seeking to engage with job seekers through fraudulent online advertisements, job search sites, and direct email solicitations.
Recently we have discovered incidents of con artists posing as Ligand staffing and recruitment managers, seeking to engage with job seekers on various online job search sites. These unauthorized individuals are using Ligand's name and logo in an attempt to solicit up-front fees and obtain personally identifiable information from interested job seekers. Please know that Ligand does not conduct interviews via chat rooms such as Google Hangouts, use apps similar to Signal, charge candidates an advance fee of any kind (e.g., fees for purchasing equipment), nor does it offer positions of employment without undergoing a thorough recruiting process. Please also note that any correspondence with regard to employment would come from an authorized ligand.com email address and not from a ligandpharma.com email address as has been utilized in these most recent fraud attempts. If you receive unsolicited offers of employment from people claiming to work for Ligand, we recommend that you do not respond to their inquiries, do not open any attachments, and do not click on any hyperlinks.