WhatsApp & SMS Scam Alert – Have You Been Contacted Recently?
Pubished 27th September 2023
We would like to ask our candidates to beware of a current scam. Fraudsters are now targeting job seekers through WhatsApp or SMS, impersonating our consultants. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from falling victim to this scam.
What to Do If You Suspect a Scam
If you receive a message on WhatsApp from someone claiming to be from InterQuest Group, please report and block the sender within the app. If you receive such a message via SMS, block the number or report the scam by forwarding it to 7726, which is a free reporting service provided by phone operators.
Our Assurance to You
We want you to know that our teams would not reach out to you using WhatsApp or SMS. We maintain professionalism and would never make suspicious requests. We're actively addressing this to protect our candidates. We thank those who've reported scams to us.
Recognising a Fraudulent Message
- Unexpected Contact: If you receive unsolicited messages on WhatsApp claiming to be from InterQuest Group, exercise caution.
- Unknown Sender: Be suspicious if the message comes from a number or email address you don't recognize.
- Beware of Links: Avoid clicking on any links in the message, as they could lead to phishing sites or malware.
- Unrealistic Offers: Scammers often promise unrealistically high salaries or unusual working arrangements to entice you.
- Request for Money or Personal Information: Legitimate recruiters never ask for upfront payments or request personal details like your CV right away.
- Poorly Written Messages: Keep an eye out for messages with grammar errors and spelling mistakes – a common sign of scams.
For more guidance on avoiding and reporting scams, please visit gov.uk.
If you come across suspicious activity or wish to report a scam, contact us at email@example.com.