Fake jobs at Luton Airport advertised to take advantage of job seekers
The scam, similar to many bogus jobs advertised on government jobsite Universal Job Match earlier this year, involved conning people into paying over £200 in & lsquo;administration fees’ for jobs that didn’t exist.
Included in this upfront charge were fees for criminal records checks. The DBS (organisation who manage criminal record checks) will be at the next SAFERjobs committee meeting to help create shared advice for job seekers in an effort to raise awareness of this growing aspect of job scams.
In January this year the Daily Telegraph named job scams in their top ten scams to watch out for in 2014 and already, unfortunately, this has been the case following a number of high profile job scams in the first three months of this year alone.
SAFERjobs, a non-profit joint industry and law enforcement organisation aimed at tackling job fraud, have witnessed a steady growth in the number of fraud reports through their website. The fake jobs at Luton Airport, all security personnel positions, were advertised online via the Indeed website.