Fake job advertisements in print and online

Scammers are understood to be posting fake job ads in newspapers and on recruitment websites.

These scammers aim to obtain personal details such as bank and passport details so they can ‘steal’ the identity of the applicant in order to undertake malicious activities such as taking out loans in the victim’s name. This may force the victim into the sometimes complicated and expensive process of proving they are not liable for debts incurred or actions undertaken in their name by the scammers.

Scammers may also seek to steal money from jobseekers by asking them to pay travel, accommodation or ‘job application fees’ as part of an application process for the fraudulent job.