We are aware of a number of scams currently being carried out by fraudsters purporting to be genuine recruitment organisations. This fraudulent activity has recently been highlight on BBC’s ‘Rip Off Britain’ and by the not for profit organisation ‘Safer-Jobs’. The fraudsters claim to be from a bona fide company yet typically:
- Advertise and communicate only through social media; and
- When pressed for more substantial information, share a real recruitment company’s detail to try and mislead individual’s and coerce them into providing identification document and money, and
- Request immediate payments from candidates on application for a role to facilitate apparent ‘training’ and security checks.
Under no circumstances will STR Group or any of its subsidiaries ever request payment from an applicant. If you are concerned that the person you are speaking with may not be genuine, please call us via any of the contact numbers listed on our website and we will immediately confirm whether any communication you have received has originated from STR. Alternatively you can contact Safer Jobs via their website.