Recruitment Scam Warning
Working Smart has recently received two bogus requests for registration as “Employers”, one posing as a representative of an oil company and the other as an engineering company. In both cases, Working Smart immediately contacted the companies involved, and both confirmed that the persons attempting to register were not employees.
Working Smart takes great care to verify the credentials of individuals wanting to use its recruitment services and that there is no breach of its security and confidentiality arrangements. This warning is for information only.
Recruitment scams are very common, and several major corporations have experienced problems with bogus recruiters claiming to represent them. Scammers can easily take logos, job descriptions, recruitment and other information from Company web sites. They have several fraudulent objectives. Some request up-front payment for “processing” job applications. Others ask for personal information such as bank and credit card details.
Professional recruitment companies do not ask Job Seekers for money.
Professional companies use company email addresses and traceable office telephone numbers.
Look out for irregularities such as non-company email addresses (e.g. yahoo, hotmail) and mobile ‘phone numbers. If in any doubt, independently find a main office ‘phone number for the company allegedly being represented and call it to confirm if the details sent to you are correct.
Security and confidentiality are of paramount importance to Working Smart, and we feel that it is right to bring this issue to the attention of our clients and candidates.
If you have any concerns or questions, then please feel free to give us a call.