Recruitment Fraud

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud involving the offer of fictitious job opportunities

This kind of fraud is normally done through online services such as bogus websites or through unsolicited emails and even text messages claiming to be from Diversicare. The aim of the fraud is to obtain personal information or money.

Warning signs:

There are a number of things you need to watch out for. Diversicare will NEVER adopt any of the below practices:

  • Request money (e.g. for ‘visa fees’, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses)
  • Send you a check and ask you to go out and secure your own equipment.
  • Request you to wire money to anyone for any reason.
  • Request personal information such as passport and bank account details, often at an early stage.
  • Send emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or Live.com.
  • Conduct interviews using an online chat platform such as Yahoo Messenger.
  • Use mobile (cell) phone numbers, rather than office numbers.
  • Make spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Insist on urgency.
  • Issue offers of employment in international locations.
  • Advertise work from home jobs.
  • Use poorly formatted documentation.

If you believe you have received a fraudulent communication, we would advise that you contact your local police.