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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.

Student recruitment agents sometimes engage in ‘outright fraud’

Report from OBHE says ‘no question’ some are involved in suspect practices There is “no question” that suspect and outright fraudulent practice exists among the international agents that work to recruit students on behalf of universities, a report ...

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Recruitment scam hovers Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation

New Delhi: With the increasing rate of corruption in our country, a lot many scams have come into light including the 2G scam, the multi-millionaire Saradha chit fund scam, and many more. Now the scam fever is hovering over Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation.

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Conmen turning hard-up students into money launderers

But this isn’t a job, it’s a scam and a serious one at that ... Research by Financial Fraud Action UK shows around 11 pc of students will be targeted by this type of scam — and, worryingly, almost half will consider doing it and one in four ...

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Beware of fake ads for Metro rail jobs

Within only three months since the Mumbai Metro was launched, the rail operator has discovered a recruitment scam operated by fraudsters in the name of the partner companies. The fraud involves advertisements in the name of Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation ...

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Sergeant says bogus callers work from a ‘suckers list’

“These bogus workmen will do a job for them the first time such as trimming the bushes ... ll say no. “So we’ve handed out the bogus workmen leaflet about these scams and are saying to all the householders living nearby to look out for bogus callers.”

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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.

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...

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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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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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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Government website plagued with bogus and duplicated job ads

The risk of fraudulent, misleading and confusing ads appearing on the government's Universal Jobmatch website is higher than private equivalents, according to the National Audit Office.

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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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Law soon to check fraud overseas recruitment

Agents offering fake overseas employment to jobless youths will soon find it difficult to get away with their activities as the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will soon enact a tough law to deal with them. Union Minister for Overseas Indian ...

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Three years in jail for conman who used dead people's identities in benefit scams

A CONMAN who "hijacked" the identities of dead people he knew to help pocket himself £232,000 in various benefit scams has been jailed for three ... Council - to claim incapacity benefit and employment support allowance. DWP investigators stepped in ...

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Former boss of Croydon recruitment firm among seven charged with £200k Access to Work fraud plot

THE former boss of a specialist recruitment agency for deaf people has appeared in court accused of claiming expenses of more than £200,000 for bogus sign language services. Stephen Dering, 37, is alleged to have conspired with six other people to defraud ...

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Recruitment worker jailed aster stealing millions to spend on a divorce and new Thai bride

A recruitment company worker who stole millions from his bosses ... Harold, of Dagenham, Essex, had worked for the company for eight years before he began his six-year-long scam in 2007. In 2008, colleague Shamsur Rahman, of Enfield, north London ...

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Hounslow couple jailed over immigration scam

A man who masterminded a major immigration scam has been jailed for 10 years. Kaseepathi Koka, of Livingstone Road, Hounslow, his wife and a third gang member were believed to have pocketed up to £250,000 a year by helping people stay illegally in the UK.

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Ex-con’s £62k scam on former East Lancs prison guard lesbian lover

A DISGRACED former NHS officer who forged her ex-prison officer lover's signature in a £62,000 identity and mortgage scam has been jailed for two years ... Miss Bailey gave up her job to 'develop the relationship' with the defendant.

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