Recruitment Fraud

Please beware of recruitment fraud. Here's what to watch out for.


Recruitment fraud involves the offer of fake job opportunities

Unfortunately, this is becoming very common and the aim is to get your personal information and money. It’s done via unsolicited emails claiming to be from organisations like ours or fake online recruitment services.


Keep aware of current scams

Safer Jobs is a website that provides the latest information on recruitment fraud scams and expert advice for a safer job search. It’s a not-for-profit service run jointly by industry and law enforcement organisations. If you’d like to learn more about the latest scams, visit the website.


Recruitment Fraud

Request Money

Ask you for money for visa fees, taxes or a percentage of travel expenses in relation to job applications.

Recruitment Fraud

Request your personal information

Request personal information, such as passport and bank account details, at an early stage in the recruitment process.

Recruitment Fraud

Send unofficial emails

Send emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail or

What to do

If you believe you have received a fraudulent communication, contact your local police force immediately. Do not hand over money for job offers. And if in doubt, ignore the email and contact us directly.