SAFERjobs: Recruitment agencies targeted by sophisticated fraud

SAFERjobs: Recruitment agencies targeted by sophisticated fraud

SAFERjobs have issued a reminder about the latest bout of sophisticated fraud on recruitment companies, according to Keith Rosser, Chair of Safer Jobs.

A referral from a recruitment agency to SAFERjobs, found that the fraudsters released job roles to recruitment companies on behalf of a ‘genuine’ business looking for staff. The business then provided information on potential candidates for the recruitment company to contact or a candidate will apply for a role, however, they were not genuine. These ‘ideal’ candidates, usually available for immediate start, are then paid by the recruiter for a significant period without being paid by the employer, resulting in hefty financial loss.

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