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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.

Fraudsters pocketed £300k meant for sick children while living off benefits

It was organised, systematic and very lucrative Richard Sheldon, prosecuting The court heard Moore, 45, had never had a job but forced his wife to take ... be airline pilot in real 'catch me if you can' scam They splashed out 27,000 Euros over a year ...

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Army recruitment scam: Accused ran a coaching institute too

JAIPUR: The Bikaner police investigating the paper leak case of army solider exam said that the gang was also running a coaching institute in which they used to guarantee a sure shot success to the candidates. The accused used to charge Rs 2.5 lakh from ...

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Liverpool jobseeker conned out of cash in internet job scam

A spokesman said: “Criminals continue to take advantage of the vulnerability of people seeking employment by exploiting ... someone has tried to scam you, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk Next week former staff ...

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UK – Recruitment firm fraudsters jailed for four years each

Two recruitment firm employees have been jailed after stealing ... His co-defendant, Shamsur Rahman, uncovered the scheme in 2008 but instead of reporting the fraud to the company he demanded a cut, pocketing £1.1 million. After he was made redundant ...

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Senior partners at Merseyside law firm probed over fraud claims

“There was no scam and the allegations made by the SRA are deeply flawed, in many cases on their own facts.” One hundred and thirty jobs at Barnetts were saved when different parts of the practice were sold off.

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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...

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.

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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Advice


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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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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BBC Reports of Student Losing £1,500 in Job Scam

A County Londonderry student loses £1,500 when her dream summer job in the USA turns out to be a web scam.

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Notre Dame: Will academic fraud crush recruiting hopes?

The bombshell that was the Notre Dame cheating scandal is going on two weeks old right now. For many, the idea that Notre Dame would be involved in an academic fraud scandal is mind-boggling. Recent success or not, Notre Dame is the model of consistency ...

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Benefits cheat didn't declare she was married in £17,000 scam because her husband was gay

Matthews, a mother-of-three and grandmother-of-five, admitted falsely claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, housing and council tax benefits and two social fund loans. The prosecution said: 'On one occasion she said she lived ...

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Glyndwr University student visa appeal decision awaited

Glyndwr University is still waiting to learn whether a ban on recruiting overseas students will be lifted following allegations of visa fraud. The Wrexham university lost its trusted sponsor status for overseas students in June after a Home Office ...

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Commendation for Brent officer who uncovered £17m fake goods scam in Alperton

An investigator who helped expose one of the largest counterfeit scams in the UK has been received a prestigious commendation ... “This award shows that our trading standards service is doing a superb job. We are committed to keeping illegal counterfeit ...

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Teachers' recruitment scam: HC extends bail of Chautalas

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court extended till September 5 and 19 respectively the interim bails of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA son Ajay Chautala, who have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers recruitment ...

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Five scams on the rise in 2014

A new scam is on the rise which targets restaurant owners and their customers, according to the latest data from Financial Fraud Action UK, a payments industry body ... They may offer jobs, involving receiving money into your bank account and transferring ...

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Cardiff City launch ‘fraud’ probe into summer transfer spending

Cardiff City fear their former manager Malky Mackay and former head of recruitment Iain Moody committed up to £ ... which is the subject of a “fraud” investigation by the club’s lawyers. The allegations accompany claims that Mackay and Moody swapped ...

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