You wouldn’t think that looking for a new role could be a risky business. But job seekers are being warned to be on their guard as rising numbers of fraudsters tackle those looking for work.
The government has urged people to be cautious, warning that up to 10 per cent of job seekers have been conned into calling premium rate numbers for interviews or paying for fake security checks. Damien Hinds, the Employment Minister told the BBC, “Many of the people affected are just looking to provide for their families and instead face financial hardship at no fault of their own."
Meanwhile SAFER-jobs, an industry organisation that works with law enforcement agencies, claims that it has seen a 300 per cent increase in recruitment fraud.
Our advice for job seekers:
Written by - Tania Cummins | Quality Manager, Acorn Recruitment
Date - 02/08/2017