There has recently been a significant rise in jobs scams, often featuring fraudsters impersonating recruitment companies or consultants.
These scams involve the scammer posing as a CareerWise Recruitment Consultant on social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and WhatsApp, asking potential candidates for money in exchange for a job or interview. They also phish for personal information such as your name, age and other personal details.
Below is a list of warning signs that could indicate you have been contacted by scammer posing as a recruitment consultant:
A purported CareerWise Recruitment consultant requesting you to:
Contact from a purported recruitment consultant with:
Warning sites for webpages
There has also been a rise in cases of fraudsters cloning the sites of legitimate recruitment consultancies in an attempt to steal money and/or the personal details of job seekers and hiring managers.
To check the legitimacy of a site, we would encourage you to verify the SSL certificate. In most browsers this can be done by clicking the padlock on the far left of the URL. If it doesn’t have one, this could be a sign of a scam website.
To let CareerWise Recruitment know about a potential scam using our name, please get in touch with your local office here or report it to your local Garda / Police station.
Gillian comes from a large multinational telecoms environment, where she worked in Finance/HR and Project Administration for over 9 years. She also has many years editorial/desktop publishing experience.
Since joining CareerWise Recruitment, Gillian has been focusing on developing and utilising all relevant aspects of social and professional media. Gillian has a strong creative acumen and develops, implements and executes a clear, engaging content marketing strategy. Her creative content generation is compelling and increases awareness and brand visibility.
She is CIPD (University of Limerick) qualified and also holds a diploma in Business Studies.
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Phone: +353 (0) 21 206 1900