We have been made aware that there are a number of scam messages being sent across WhatsApp and Telegram where the sender impersonates recruiters and recruitment companies, including Manpower. They are promoting fake job ads and trying to obtain personal information from the recipient (you can read more here).
Similar to fake emails or texts impersonating a bank or mobile phone provider, the scammers seek to obtain your data and information by malicious actions.
We would like to ask our candidates to be aware of a current scam that targets job seekers. Fraudsters may reach out to you with job offers in order to get your personal information or request payment.
If someone contacts you on WhatsApp or Telegram claiming to be from ManpowerGroup and it appears to be a phishing message or a scam, please block the number and/or report the scam by forwarding it to 7726 – a free reporting service provided by phone operators.
You can find out more information on how to spot phishing messages and what action to take on the Action Fraud website, please see more information here: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing. Here are some tips on how to spot a phishing message:
- It’s a message that you weren’t expecting
- It comes from a number or email address you don’t recognise
- If it contains a link – please avoid clicking it
- It offers unrealistic salaries or working arrangements
- They are asking for money or personal details, such as your CV
- The advert is poorly written and contains spelling errors
Please remember – our team would only conduct themselves in a professional manner and will never make any suspicious requests. We would like to thank those who have forwarded us the evidence of this scam. If you would like to report something to us, please reach out to your local branch or contact person within ManpowerGroup.