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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.

One in 10 consumer problems on eBay are scams, says Citizens Advice

Online shopping and auction scams were the most common fraud reported in 2013 costing UK consumers £63.6m ... Take your time and just say: “No thank you”. • Walk away from job ads that ask for money in advance. • Computer firms do not make ...

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National Guard Recruiter Charged With Fraud

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa reported Thursday that 46-year-old Travis Devall has been charged with 10 counts that include conspiracy to commit and the commission of wire fraud ... Devall worked under the Guard Recruiting Assistance Program ...

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Childcare training scam uncovered in Vic

"A lot of these victims have then started to seek employment, or promotions, within the childcare sector and it is then discovered their certificates are fraudulent." Women affected by the scam are urged to contact police as there is an offer to complete ...

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12 indicted in Miss. National Guard recruitment fraud case

Twelve current or former Mississippi Army National Guard members have been indicted in a case alleging they swindled money through a program that offers incentives for recruiting. Three separate indictments filed Tuesday in federal court in Hattiesburg ...

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Gang of 24 alleged fraudsters accused of stealing identities of members of the public in £400,000 benefits scam

The 18 men and six women, all aged between 19 and 24, are accused of 'hijacking' the identities of members of the public before posing under fake names in order to claim Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA). It is alleged some ...

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Student jobs fraud: What scams are out there and how you can avoid them

It’s no secret that job hunting can be stressful, time-consuming and demoralising. While prospects are looking up, with a steady increase in youth employment

Agencies Must Be Aware of Contractor Fraud

Recent reports from agencies being subject to fraud - here's one of the stories supplied by Fund My Contractor - and some top tips to avoid fraud situations for your own agency.

One in 10 eBay complaints relate to scams

One in six products or services advertised on Gumtree, and one in 10 on sale at eBay, are alleged scam or potential scam, including job scams Citizens Advice research has revealed.


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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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Student jobs fraud: What scams are out there and how you can avoid them

It’s no secret that job hunting can be stressful, time-consuming and demoralising. While prospects are looking up, with a steady increase in youth employment

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Agencies Must Be Aware of Contractor Fraud

Recent reports from agencies being subject to fraud - here's one of the stories supplied by Fund My Contractor - and some top tips to avoid fraud situations for your own agency.

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One in 10 eBay complaints relate to scams

One in six products or services advertised on Gumtree, and one in 10 on sale at eBay, are alleged scam or potential scam, including job scams Citizens Advice research has revealed.

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Job Scams: 7 Ways to Know

The good news for job seekers: The government’s most recent employment report finally puts total employment at pre-recession rates, with nearly 9 million more jobs than at its low point. The bad news: Scammers are even better poised to steal the money and identities of hopeful applicants, by posing (usually online) as legitimate employers with “We’re hiring!” claims. Here are some tip-offs to an impending employment ripoff: 1. Your cash for your (background) check. The most common ruse is getting job applicants …

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I Exposed Recruitment Scam, Getting Blamed for It: MP CM

Facing heat over alleged irregularities in selections by the state recruitment board, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today rejected demands for his resignation and dismissed any talk of differences between him and Prime Minister ...

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'Entrepreneur' visa scheme tightened after new scam uncovered

Immigration officials uncovered the scam after comparing their files with tax records which showed many of the so-called "entrepreneurs" had been working full-time for employers after obtaining their visas, sometimes in low-skilled jobs. Under the terms of ...

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I should get credit for exposing Vyapam scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been under attack over the Vyapam (MP Professional Examination Board) recruitment scam. In an exclusive interview to HT, his first to a newspaper after the scam surfaced, Chouhan hits back at his ...

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International fraudsters target UAE hospitals in job scam

The HR manager of International Modern Hospital, Navaid Khan, said he received scores of emails from Canada, UK, Malaysia and Pakistan in ... at the centre of this well-oiled scam which always involves job offers that are ‘too good to be true’.

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Recruitment scam: HC reserves verdict on appeals of Chautala

The Delhi High Court on Friday reserved its verdict on appeals of 55 convicts, including former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala in the Junior Basic Teachers recruitment scam case. “The judgement is reserved ...

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One in 10 eBay complaints relate to scams

Problems included scammers using the websites to advertise housing and job scams, as well as motorists ... indicate that online shopping and auction scams were the most common fraud reported in 2013 costing UK consumers £63.6 million.

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Recruitment In The Police Service

Many people have been victims of recruitment fraud over the years, whilst many more continue to suffer great financial losses through this fraudulent activity. Fraudsters in recent times do not have boundaries within which they operate, even when it has to ...

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