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SAFERjobs to work with NSeCT and Met Police to target recruitment-related crime

SAFERjobs has said that recruitment-related crime is being targeted by a new alliance between it, the National Trading Standards eCrime Team (NSeCT) and the Metropolitan Police.

The organisation states that it will work with NSeCT to share intelligence and take action against criminals and rogue traders who exploit vulnerable job seekers using social media, online advertising, classified job listings sites and job forums.

Keith Rosser, chair of SAFERjobs, said, “Job scams are on the rise, with many people looking for work via online job boards and social networking sites, it is becoming even more important the UK develops a robust response and offers free advice to job seekers. Developing a partnership with Trading Standards is an essential part of a combined response to the problem of fraudsters targeting job seekers.”

Mike Andrews, the national co-ordinator for NseCT, commented, “We are pleased to be joining the network of organisations that SAFERjobs has developed to protect jobseekers and people working in the recruitment industry. Criminals and rogue traders are increasingly targeting online job seekers with a variety of job scams through many online channels, and it is important we work together to stamp it out.”

Original story sources from Yorkshire Evening Post:

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