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SAFERjobs (Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment) is a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation created in 2010 to raise awareness and combat criminal activities that may be attempted on those seeking a job, or through the services provided by the recruitment industry.

EXCLUSIVE: Harrowing tapes reveal how investment conmen fleece vulnerable savers

And, distressingly, the calls we heard are not from some boiler room overseas, but from firms authorised to carry out business in the UK. THE COLD CALLS THAT NEVER STOP Investment scams generally ... LADS DESPERATE FOR A CITY JOB We don’t know whether ...

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Immigration - what a mess! 50,000 in Britain illegally are missing, minister says we'll never control our borders while in EU, and France says we are migrant 'El Dorado'

Yesterday it was revealed that border chiefs had been criticised by a judge for ‘catastrophic’ failures over a £500,000 scam that allowed more ... securing £40,000-a-year IT jobs, many of those who travelled to the UK ended up in fast food ...

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Twenty-nine charged in Chicago with 'cracking cards' bank fraud scheme

The multimillion-dollar scheme, which started on Chicago's South Side about three years ago, involved recruiting bank customers to give ... He was one of 16 people charged in Chicago with federal bank fraud for causing more than $1.7 million in bank ...

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Clayton-Le-Woods mum gets suspended prison sentence for £20k benefits scam

However, the court heard that she had failed to tell both the DWP and Chorley Council that her partner had moved in with her and that he was in full-time employment. Joseph had initially denied the offence but then pleaded guilty to all four charges at ...

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More arrests made in police recruitment fraud case - SAPS - Politicsweb

Her remarks follow yet another breakthrough by the task team she has set up to investigate recruitment fraud and corruption in the South African Police Service, which arrested three people this past week. This arrest brings the total number of people ...

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SAFER MOVES: Global Recruiter on the SAFERjobs Campaign Against UK Job Fraud

Supplier News | Safer Moves | New initiative seeks to curb fraud in employment market.

Asked to Pay for a Criminal Record Check? Make sure it isn't a fraud...

Have You Been Asked to Pay for a Criminal Record Check? How do you Know it's Not a Criminal Asking? SAFERjobs (www.safer-jobs.com) are a non-profit, joint law enforcement organisation campaigning against UK job fraud and protecting job seekers.

New Guidance for Schools on Choosing Recruitment Agencies includes the Work of SAFERjobs

The REC published its 2014 School Guide to ensure that schools and education providers are well informed when using a recruitment agency to hire staff. The work of SAFERjobs is featured within the guide...


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The Best Way to Avoid Job Scams? Use a Reputable Recruiter.

Job scams are not restricted to the recruitment industry, they occur wherever there is a job seeker and the promise of a job. This point is often forgotten as people have been quick to associate job scams with the recruitment industry. This simply isn’t true: what is often not appreciated is that using a reputable company within the recruitment industry actually lowers the chances of a job scam

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How to Spot a Fake Job on Craigslist online

Craigslist, when used cautiously, can be extremely helpful for finding all sorts of things, like bicycles, roommates or even employment.

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Top Tips for Candidates working with Recruitment Agencies

When choosing a recruitment agency to find you either temporary or permanent employment there are a number of things to consider. Will the agency work hard to find a position that suits your skills and listen to your requirements and not bog you down with offers that aren’t relevant to you? But also are they trustworthy, will they keep your personal details safe and are they offering you jobs that are actually available?

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Who Are You Dealing With

It's not uncommon for people to create a persona rather than being truthful about who they really are when online and that includes scammers. So be very careful when communicating with people you've only met online. Most job sites try to screen those that sign up with them but it's never going to be 100%.

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SAFER MOVES: Global Recruiter on the SAFERjobs Campaign Against UK Job Fraud

Supplier News | Safer Moves | New initiative seeks to curb fraud in employment market.

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Asked to Pay for a Criminal Record Check? Make sure it isn't a fraud...

Have You Been Asked to Pay for a Criminal Record Check? How do you Know it's Not a Criminal Asking? SAFERjobs (www.safer-jobs.com) are a non-profit, joint law enforcement organisation campaigning against UK job fraud and protecting job seekers.

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New Guidance for Schools on Choosing Recruitment Agencies includes the Work of SAFERjobs

The REC published its 2014 School Guide to ensure that schools and education providers are well informed when using a recruitment agency to hire staff. The work of SAFERjobs is featured within the guide...

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Five scams on the rise in 2014 - Telegraph

Criminals are coming up with new ways to scam unsuspecting victims. We explain what to look out for, and how to protect yourself against being conned.

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Elderly Falkirk woman a victim of two-year-long scam

A callous bogus workman preyed on his elderly victim for TWO YEARS taking over £10,000 for jobs he never carried out ... A spokesperson for Age Scotland said: “Scams can come in many forms, from rogue traders on your doorstep to phone scammers ...

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SANDF warns of recruitment scam

Brig-Gen Xolani Mabanga said the group, Amabutho Royal Defence, was operating in the Western Cape areas such as Wellington, Worcester, Paarl, Ceres and Robertson as well as the Cape Flats, soliciting money from potential applicants. The group was posing as ...

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Another SANDF recruitment scam

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) has had another employment scam operating in Western Cape reported to it. “The SANDF recruitment process is free and no money is required for application,” Brigadier General Xolani Mabanga said in response to ...

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BEHIND THE HEADLINES: Protecting Gwent's elderly from scammers

And across the UK, around £3.5 billion of individuals’ money is ... society before asking for the householder’s bank details, while internet scams advertise fake job opportunities or emails from fictitious people. Disabled pensioner Hilda Barwell ...

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New initiative seeks to curb fraud in employment market.

SAFERjobs investigate every report of suspected or actual fraud and provide free, expert advice to the public on next steps. If the issue is not criminal, but relates to professional misconduct in the recruitment sector, SAFERjobs report this to the main ...

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The great British money launderette: At least 19 UK firms under investigation for an alleged conspiracy to make $20bn of dirty money seem legitimate

In the scam exposed today, the launderers created front companies in the UK which carried out massive phoney business ... He said he was approached after graduating by a man offering him a job opening a branch of his consultancy in Moldova.

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MP constable recruitment scam: STF keeps suspense around FIR

A day after the special task force (STF) registered an FIR in the transport constable recruitment scam, the atmosphere at STF headquarters and its police station was tense and subdued. None of the STF officers or lower-rank staff appeared willing to talk ...

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