Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud involving the offer of fictitious job opportunities.
In recent times we have become aware that various individuals and organisations are contacting
people offering false employment opportunities at a number of London based hotels. Such scams
are fraudulent and intended to steal from the victims.
At Easy Hands International we take this matter extremely seriously and by making you aware of
this, we hope to avoid you falling victim to this type of scam. We will continue to be proactive in
trying to prevent recruitment scams where we are made aware of them and will report any apparent fraudulent activity to the relevant authorities, including the police.
What is recruitment fraud?
Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud offering fictitious job opportunities. It is normally done
through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited emails claiming to be from a potential employer, such as Easy Hands.
These emails ask recipients to provide personal information, sign bogus letters of employment,
organize UK working visas and ultimately payments to progress false applications.
IT IS ILEGAL TO CHARGE MONEY FROM CANDIDATES IN EXCHANGE FOR A JOB OFFER!
How to identify recruitment fraud?
The perpetrators will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as
application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms. The Easy Hands International Ltd name and logo may be featured on the documentation without authority.
There is an early request for personal information such as address, date of birth, CV and passport
Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials,
travel agencies, courier companies or visa/immigration processing agencies.
Email correspondence is often sent from or to (though not restricted to) free web-based email
accounts such as Yahoo.com, Yahoo.co.uk, Gmail.com, Googlemail.com and Live.com.
The perpetrators frequently use mobile or platform telephone numbers beginning with +44(0)70
instead of official company numbers.
They advert for a job position, and the advert didn’t have the company /agency name, or inexistent name, no email address or company phone number.
The perpetrators may even offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the
candidate to pay the remaining amount.
There is an insistence on urgency
Any communication received from email addresses that do not end in @easyhands.co.uk have not
been sent from Easy Hands International and should not be responded to.
Our Company recruitment policies and processes involve personal interviews in most cases and
candidates who seek employment with us are never required to pay us any sum of money.
What should you do?
Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know
Send any money. Our Company would not ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job or a visa to enter into the UK, either as an employee or as a contractor
Engage in further communication if you believe the communications may be fraudulent
If you think you have received a fraudulent communication, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we are able to verify if the job is legitimate or not.
Original subject line: Please do not change the original subject line of the email you received.
Save messages from the perpetrator for further investigation if necessary
We strongly suggest you contact your local police and provide them with all information you may
have from the perpetrators
Find out more about scams
More information on scams and other frauds may be found on the Metropolitan Police website:
Easy Hands Management
Easy Hands International are aware of fraudulent recruitment schemes in operation.
It has come to our attention that unfortunately various individuals and organizations are contacting people offering false employment opportunities within Easy Hands.
This is a sophisticated type of fraud offering fictitious job opportunities to candidates. This type of fraud is normally done through online services such as unofficial/false websites, or through unsolicited emails claiming to be from one of our hotels within Easy Hands. These emails request recipients to provide personal information and ultimately payments to progress false applications.
These communications, are fraudulent and do not originate from Easy Hands.
We recommend that, you do not disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know. We would advise you to contact your local police or legal authority and provide them with all the information you have from the senders.