With an increase in reports of hiring scams in the UK, we'd like to remind candidates how they can keep themselves safe. Click here for more info

Protecting yourself from recruitment scams

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Following the increasing number of reports to Action Fraud surrounding recruitment scams, Me...

Following the increasing number of reports to Action Fraud surrounding recruitment scams, Meridian Business Support has recently updated our Candidate Toolkit to highlight details of these scams, including examples, red flags and what to do should you suspect you are speaking to a scammer or have been the victim of a recruitment scam.

You can access the guide here.

Meridian Business Support would like to make clear that at no point will any of our recruitment team ask you for money for job seeking activities in the UK. We request sensitive compliance information, such as your Right to Work documentation through secure portals and you should not be required to text or WhatsApp such information.  

Meridian’s Head of Quality and Risk Management, Jayne Hambling, commented:

“The increase of financial pressure caused by the increased economic uncertainty is providing opportunities for criminals to take advantage of job seekers throughout the hiring process. At Meridian, the safety of our candidates and clients continues to be our highest priority. That is why we are working closely with them and industry leaders to help tackle this crime and spread awareness of the increasing need for vigilance and stringent compliance measures.”

If you suspect you are being contacted by a scammer or have been a victim of a recruitment scam

If you believe you have been in contact with an individual attempting to commit a recruitment scam, you should:

  • Immediately stop communicating with the scammer.
  • Report the details of your communication with the scammer to JobsAware and Action Fraud.

Further information on safe job seeking can be found on the JobsAware website.

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