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Do you work through an agency, have you recently applied for a new job, or do you have information about a recruiter where you or a colleague have experienced fraudulent or unfair activity?

If you suspect that you have been targeted, treated unfairly or been the victim of a scam, then the Safer-Jobs team would like to learn about your experience.*

* All information provided is treated in the strictest confidence.

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Which method of job searching do you think is the least safe?

Job Board
Recruitment Agency
Social Media Platforms (eg LinkedIn or Facebook)
Gig Platform (eg Upwork)
All of the above

SAFERjobs is a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation designed to support job seekers, agency staff, and contractors with any suspected fraud, malpractice, breach of legislation, or poor experience they may encounter. SAFERjobs is supported by the DWP, BEIS, Metropolitan Police, and other government and industry organisations.

If you have experienced any issues, please let us know by hitting the report button, we would love to hear from you. To see which recruiters have committed to job seeker and agency staff welfare see the below list or visit the Who We Work With page.

SAFERjobs also helps raise awareness and combats criminal activities facing recruiters. To get information on protecting your business and to join the SAFERjobs campaign, recruiters (job boards and recruitment companies) should visit the Recruiters page of this website.

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Thousands of people affected by online job fraud

Online job fraud now affects thousands of people in the UK every year – with the average scam costing the victim around £4,000.

Ben Howlett MP Launches SAFERjobs Recruitment Framework at Parliament

Last year, over 700,000 job hunters reported losing more than £500,000 in alleged fraud – and in just two years, there’s been a 300% rise in job scams.

Jobseekers being targeted by scammers, minister warns - BBC News

Fake recruitment companies are demanding cash for non-existent checks and training, ministers say.

The following job boards promote job scam awareness and take seriously the campaign for a safer job search by advertising SAFERjobs on their websites: Adview, Adzuna, All the Top Bananas,,, CWJobs, CV Library, Dogs Welcome Here, e4s, Empty Lemon, etax Jobs, Executives on the Web, Fish4, Globe UK, Go To Job Board, Guardian Jobs, Gumtree, HIJOBS, Indeed, Inploi, Job Flurry, Job Magpie,,,, Jobs4 Network, Jobsite, Jobs Bucks, Jobs Today, Jobteam, Jobwise, Jooble, Junior Broker, Media Sales Exec, My Job Matcher, MyjobScotland, Monster, Networx Recruitment, NHS Jobs, Our Bob, Poole Together,, Recruiting Together,, Rulla, S1 Jobs, Sales Negotiator, Scotland4jobs, Search Higher, Techno Jobs, TipTopJob, Totaljobs, Universal Jobmatch, Workcircle, and Zip Recruiter.

The following recruiters promote job scam awareness and take seriously the campaign for a safer job search by advertising SAFERjobs on their websites:
4 Social Work, Anderson Frank International, Aspire Locums, Asprey Medical, Austin Benn, Berry Recruitment, Blackfield Associates, Blue Arrow, Bluestones Medical, Canary Wharf & City Recruitment, Carbon60, Career Teachers, Care Providers, Celsian Education, Chadwick Nott, Churchill Frank International, Crucial Group, CY Executive Resourcing, Excipion, Final Call Healthcare, First Clinical, Frank Recruitment Group, FRG Technology Consulting, Goland Group, Guidant Group, HCL, Hewitson Group, ID Medical, IMC Locums, Interact Medical, Kelburn Recruitment, Keystone Healthcare Group, Last Minute Healthcare, Lorien, Mana Education, Mana Resourcing, Manpower, Mason Frank, Medacs, Medbank Healthcare, Medisec UK, My Locum, National Locums, Navis, NC Healthcare, New Directions, Nigel Frank International, Onezeero., Pertemps Medical, Piers Meadows Recruitment, Plum Personnel, Premier Work Support, Recruit Hospitality, REED, Robertson Bell, ROC Recruitment, Scene One, Sellick Partnership, Sirona Medical, Sopra Steria Recruitment, SRG, Stream, Stride, The STR Group, Talos Automation, Taskmaster Resources, Tate, Taxpool Recruitment, Teach Learn Recruitment, Team Support Healthcare, TLTP Education, TLTP Medical, Triumph Consultants Limited, TXM Healthcare, Unite Medical, Unitemps, Venn Group, Washington Frank International, Workforce, Wote Street People, Your Nurse, and Your World Healthcare.

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Jobseekers being targeted by scammers, minister warns - BBC News

Fake recruitment companies are demanding cash for non-existent checks and training, ministers say.

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