Jobseekers being conned

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Jobseekers being conned

Post by El-dudeareno on Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:07 pm

Jobseekers are being conned out of hundreds of pounds by scammers taking money for fake security checks and training, the government has warned.
Ministers say up to 10% of jobseekers have fallen victim to a scam, losing up to £500 for non-existent checks or being tricked into calling premium rate phone lines for interviews.
Employment minister Damian Hinds said people should be cautious.
Jobseekers should check the Saferjobs website for tips, he added.
"Jobseekers, typically ordinary people on low income, are being targeted by fraudsters," he said.
"Many of the people affected are just looking to provide for their families, and instead face financial hardship at no fault of their own."
Money laundering
Keith Rosser, chairman of Saferjobs, a joint industry and law enforcement organisation which aims to tackle recruitment fraud, said: "Recruitment fraud is varied and affects people in different ways.
"It can be a fake job offer advising that the individual needs to pay for security checks, online training, visas or insurance, or a work-from-home scam conning people into money laundering.
"Unfortunately, job scams are on the rise and in the last two years we have witnessed a 300% rise in recruitment related fraud and misconduct."
The organisation's tips for jobseekers include:
Never pay money up front
Never call the company for an interview
Do not give out personal details that are not relevant to an application process - such as bank account details, a National Insurance number, date of birth, driving licence or utility bill information
Do not do everything online - at some point a job discussion should lead to a phone or face-to-face interview
Do research about the company the job is with - check landline telephone numbers to confirm the job is real, and use social media and other sources to find out more about the firm



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40715655

It is disgusting that these people are praying on thou to whom are trying to gain employment! Evil or Very Mad. Also and I quote: "being tricked into calling premium rate phone lines". What about the 0345 that the DWP use, surely that could make these numbers 0800 or return the freephones the local JCP's. Double standards you might say  silent .


0345 Number Costs
Below we have provided a breakdown of information about their costs on Landlines and Mobile Phones. As a quick guide 0345 numbers cost up to 12p per minute of a landline and between 3p – 45p per minute of a mobile although the actual cost depends on:

https://customerservicecontactnumber.uk/dwp/

http://www.0345number.com/
avatar
El-dudeareno

Posts : 248
Points : 357
Reputation : 43
Join date : 2017-04-19
Location : Looking out my back door

View user profile http://dudeism.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Caker on Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:19 pm

avatar
Caker

Posts : 609
Points : 887
Reputation : 177
Join date : 2017-04-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Admin on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:58 pm

if it wasnt for the ujjm crap website most wouldnt have this problem in the first place ok for the government to pass the book onto others when they dont do something about it themselves

scrap the site its crap always has been always full of spam and fake jobs

its also the same with agency jobs many are fake jobs all to get your details onto there system when there is no job at end of it

and many agencys are like this

yet as sual everyone gets the blame whilst gov does bugger all as usual
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 949
Points : 1957
Reputation : 113
Join date : 2017-04-13

View user profile http://respectfulbenefits.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Admin on Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:01 pm

avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 949
Points : 1957
Reputation : 113
Join date : 2017-04-13

View user profile http://respectfulbenefits.forumotion.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Absolut on Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:48 am

Admin wrote:its also the same with agency jobs many are fake jobs all to get your details onto there system when there is no job at end of it

I have come across many so-called recruiters who on investigation were based out of a residential address. They then disappear a few weeks later.
avatar
Absolut

Posts : 286
Points : 431
Reputation : 111
Join date : 2017-04-21

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Caker on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:31 am

I do not have my CV on an any website. I am not visible to the fraudsters to start with.

As people are coerced into having a public profile on UJM (with contact details) they are being made vulnerable, by DWP, to these scams. Evil or Very Mad

I know that being visible to fraudsters is only part of the problem. It is very important to be extremely careful about anyone you contact. Mandated by DWP or not, always check out the recruiter, and if you can't check the details of a mandated vacancy, just make contact via email and don't include any personal details whatsoever.
avatar
Caker

Posts : 609
Points : 887
Reputation : 177
Join date : 2017-04-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by El-dudeareno on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:02 pm

Are some website's worse than others 👽 ? As I applied for a job on "Fish4jobs.co.uk", which I used to think was an alright site. However, I applied for a job "client-confidential", and started to get a load of spam in my inbox. As it was a new email and had only used it for this job, it is likely where this cr#p had come from. scratch So have other had any problems with certain job-sites, except the UJM which has been a joke from start to finish 🐒 .
avatar
El-dudeareno

Posts : 248
Points : 357
Reputation : 43
Join date : 2017-04-19
Location : Looking out my back door

View user profile http://dudeism.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Caker on Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:46 pm

I think that it is highly likely that jobsites sell on email addresses to 3rd parties  affraid  .

I also get a lot of spam (mainly adult dating sites - they seem to think I am a man. I have never visited any adult dating sites  👽  ).
avatar
Caker

Posts : 609
Points : 887
Reputation : 177
Join date : 2017-04-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by El-dudeareno on Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:29 pm

Caker wrote:I think that it is highly likely that jobsites sell on email addresses to 3rd parties  affraid  .

I also get a lot of spam (mainly adult dating sites - they seem to think I am a man. I have never visited any adult dating sites  👽  ).


Think yourself lucky Caker, I usually get ads for "Incontinence pads".....  drunken
avatar
El-dudeareno

Posts : 248
Points : 357
Reputation : 43
Join date : 2017-04-19
Location : Looking out my back door

View user profile http://dudeism.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Caker on Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:13 pm

.....I am soooo jealous (not) lol!



I get ads for Viagra lol!
avatar
Caker

Posts : 609
Points : 887
Reputation : 177
Join date : 2017-04-14

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by El-dudeareno on Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:55 pm

We could do with a swap of email spam, Caker... Basketball

geek
avatar
El-dudeareno

Posts : 248
Points : 357
Reputation : 43
Join date : 2017-04-19
Location : Looking out my back door

View user profile http://dudeism.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Jobseekers being conned

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum