Be aware of fraudsters claiming to be Marks Sattin consultants

Matthew Wilcox our consultant managing the role

Please be aware: in today’s data-driven world, fraudsters and scammers are targeting people ruthlessly.

Some are pretending to be recruitment consultants from large recruitment companies (including ours) and are targeting members of the public completely at random via text, whatsapp, social media, and email.

This is a recognised, industry-wide issue.

Protecting Yourself from Scammers:

To ensure your safety and avoid falling victim to scammers impersonating Marks Sattin, we urge you to follow these essential guidelines:

1. Be cautious of unsolicited communication

If you receive a message from someone claiming to be from Marks Sattin, especially through channels like WhatsApp, be sceptical and exercise caution. Do not share any personal or financial information without verifying the authenticity of the contact.

  • Research the company: Search for the company online and visit their official website. Check if the recruiter's name matches any listed on the company's website or contact page.
  • Cross-check contact details: Compare the WhatsApp number used by the recruiter with the official company contact information available online. Look for any discrepancies or inconsistencies.
  • Contact the company directly: Reach out to the company through their official channels, such as their website or verified phone number, to confirm if the recruiter is indeed associated with them.

2. Exercise caution with personal information

Protecting your personal information is vital in the fight against scams. Here are some tips to keep your sensitive data safe:

  • Limit sharing personal details: Be cautious about sharing personal information such as your address, social security number, or bank account details unless you are confident in the recruiter's authenticity.
  • Use privacy settings: Adjust your privacy settings on WhatsApp to limit who can view your profile picture, status, and other personal information.
  • Enable two-step verification: Activate two-step verification on your WhatsApp account for an extra layer of security. This feature requires a PIN code whenever you register your phone number with WhatsApp, making it more challenging for scammers to hijack your account.

3. Watch out for warning signs

Scammers may exhibit certain warning signs, such as poor grammar and spelling, unusual or unofficial email addresses, or insisting on urgency and immediate action. Genuine offers from Marks Sattin will always be professional, clear, and provide ample time for consideration.

4. Protect your personal information

Never share sensitive personal information, financial details, or copies of identification documents with unknown contacts, especially over unofficial communication platforms. Marks Sattin will only request such information through our secure channels during the official recruitment process.

5. Spread awareness

Share this information with friends, family, and other job seekers to raise awareness about the impersonation scams targeting Marks Sattin. By spreading the word, we can collectively protect ourselves and others from falling into the traps of these scammers.

If you have been approached via email, WhatsApp, or social media from someone purporting to be a Marks Sattin consultant and in a way that doesn’t feel right - please get in touch with us here.

03/06/24
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