Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering fictitious job opportunities. This type of fraud is normally perpetrated through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited e-mails claiming to be from the company. These emails request that recipients provide personal information, and ultimately payments, to process applications for jobs that do not exist.
Unilog has been alerted of a phishing scam where individuals pretending to represent Unilog are emailing employment offer letters and contracts to prospective job seekers. The documents appear legitimate and may include a job description, salary, and benefits details. After extending the fictitious offer, these individuals ask for payment via money transfer to obtain visas or process immigration documents.
How to Identify Recruitment Fraud
- The email does not come from an official “@unilogcorp.com” email address and instead uses an address from a free email service such as: Gmail, Outlook.com, Live.com, Yahoo, or a combination of these.
- You are asked to interview over an Instant Messenger type program.
- You are guaranteed a work-from-home position.
- Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, etc.
- The perpetrators frequently use mobile or landline telephone numbers beginning with 44(0)70 instead of official company numbers.
- A fraudulent offer may ask you to book travel through a certain travel agency with the promise to reimburse travel costs.
- Unilog does not ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job as an employee or as a contractor. After extending the fictitious offer that require payment of cash deposit into specified bank accounts / asking for credit/debit card cvv number for securing jobs at Unilog. These are fake job offers
- In many cases, such emails are poorly written with misspellings and incorrect grammar, or a familiar company name is misspelt.
What should you do if you receive such an email or if an acquaintance forwards such an email to you?
- Send a note with details on the fraudulent message to email@example.com.
- Keep the fraudulent message for further investigations
- In case you receive such mails, please do not pay/deposit money. These mails must be reported as SPAM.
- Do not engage with original sender
By making you aware of these fraudulent schemes, we hope to keep you from being victimized, and ultimately to stop these schemes.
Thank you for your help and for information about roles for which we are actively recruiting, please visit our career page here.