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SAFERjobs releases latest activity summary

SAFERjobs (Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment) is a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation created in 2008 to raise awareness and combat criminal activities that may be attempted on those seeking a job, or through the services provided by the recruitment industry –

SAFERjobs has released an overview of its February activity which includes 59,168 total visits to is site and 106 total reports with a financial quantity of nearly £35,000. They have also reported that they now have a Patron - a Lord from the House of Lords who will be supporting their campaign from April.

SAFERjobs now feature on Money Saving Expert, Crimestoppers have completed the press release around student job scams and Citizens Advice Bureau have confirmed that job scams will feature in their National Scam Awareness month in May.  Also 1 of the 3 NHS Frameworks (HTE) have produced a press release about how their partnership with SAFERjobs is working - already intelligence about a recruitment agency has led to BIS action.

The SAFERjobs message has been reaching Students recently as the National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) covered job scams in the February Student Job Scam Week and they are collaborating with City University to create a short 6 min film on student job scams.

Keith Rosser, Chair of SAFERjobs says it continues to see scams involving fake oil companies (Total Oil) and hotels (Royal Garden Hotel, Royal Crown Hotel, and Thistle Hotels Marble Arch in particular).  Many of the above are also genuine companies so people should check adverts carefully to ensure you are confident the ads are from the correct sources.

Anyone who believe they have seen a fake job ad should report it to the SAFERjobs site so they can share information and ensure law enforcement are involved.