Attention to all job seekers
and professionals:

Beware of
recruitment scams

Attention to all job seekers
and professionals:

Beware of

What is the Recruiter Scam?

When looking for a new job, you may encounter advertisements for fake jobs or career opportunities. Oftentimes, these communications are aimed at stealing your personal information or scamming you out of money. As the digital world becomes more common for finding jobs and candidates, unfortunately, so does fraud.

We at Gi Group Holding always prioritise our clients’ and candidates’ security. That is why we always follow the latest regulations in each country and ensure our procedures and technology are up to date.

Some key things to keep in mind:
  • Recruitment is always free for candidates – never give out your personal banking details to recruiters.
  • If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is! Be cautious of job postings that require zero relevant experience, yet promise amazing pay, or get-rich-quick schemes.
  • Don’t give out sensitive information; during the hiring process, you should never be asked for detailed personal identifying information (PII), such as social security numbers, bank accounts, mother’s maiden name, etc.
  • Don’t click on suspicious-looking links, which tend to be unusually long, or download any applications. If you receive an email that looks suspicious, do not respond to it.

If you have any questions about a certain job posting or candidate, feel free to independently verify by contacting the job poster with information you find through their official website or contact listings.

Frequently Asked Questions about employment scams and frauds:
What are some examples of employment scams?
  • Fake company names and email addresses – fraudsters create fake e-mail addresses or websites that look like legitimate company ones but rearrange letters or insert punctuation marks.
  • Requesting payment to cover costs, such as for tests, exams, and training. Sometimes fraudsters will pose as a recruiter and try to request payment for opening a bank account for recruitment purposes.
What are some red flags when it comes to job scams?
  • Requests for sensitive personal information or banking information
  • The promise of immediate employment without a selection process if a fee is paid
  • Unsolicited job offers; be careful if you receive an offer for a job that you didn’t apply for
  • Lack of professional communication that uses unclear or unprofessional language
Recruitment is always
FREE for candidates
Take action to keep safe:

Compare the offer with other job advertisements offering similar positions. Don’t be fooled by promises of unrealistically high salaries and exceptionally attractive working conditions.

If you receive a job offer from a company that you have not contacted and have never applied for, check their official website. Enter the name manually in an online search engine – do not click on links from unknown senders.

Check whether the company has an active social media profile, e.g. on LinkedIn, when it was founded and whether it publishes content regularly.

Also check the sender himself by entering his name and surname in an Internet search engine. There are groups and forums that warn against specific, dishonest people

If the sender’s company name and domain are similar to those you know, but contain typos or are written in a specific way (e.g. using additional punctuation marks), do not reply to the message

Do not click on links sent in unusual messages and do not install any unknown applications.

Do not agree to participate in recruitment if there is a request for payment for any service. Never transfer money, even if there are promises of a later refund. Never respond to offers that require you to open a bank account – you may be involved in an illegal money transfer

Never (either in a conversation or via the online form) disclose data such as: Tax number, ID card number, banking login details or card number and CVC code

Remember, during the recruitment process, we will never ask you for payments or sensitive information like bank account information, tax ID etc.

Each country’s law clearly defines what information and data an employer may request from candidates participating in recruitment, such as date of birth, experience, right to work, etc. Only after you are employed can an employer request additional information, such as  SSN, tax ID, bank account information, etc.

Only use proven employment agencies!

When deciding to use the services of an employment agency, use only the services of proven agencies that will ensure the security of recruitment and employment.

Only use proven employment agencies!

When deciding to use the services of an employment agency, use only the services of proven agencies that will ensure the security of recruitment and employment.

Where to report fraud?
Police Authorities

If you believe you were victim of a crime report to your local law enforcement.

Consumer Protection Associations

Contact your country’s Consumer Protection Association to get further guidance.

Banks and Financial Institutions

If you believe you were victim of financial fraud, report it as soon as possible to your bank institution to get further guidance on actions to be taken.

Professional recruitment companies operate in accordance with the Labor Code, the Act on the promotion of employment and labor market institutions, the Personal Data Protection Act, GDPR, the Act on the implementation of certain European Union provisions in the field of equal treatment and the Public Procurement Law. This guarantees the transparency of the recruitment process, respect for their rights and the security of personal data for recruited employees.