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WhatsApp Phishing Scam

Dear Candidates,

It has come to our attention that there is a rising number of fraudulent messages circulating on WhatsApp, where the sender is pretending to be someone working as a recruiter for different agencies, including TRIA Recruitment. These messages often promote fictitious job advertisements and aim to extract personal information from recipients. You can find more details here. Or more info from the police, here.

These scams are designed to obtain your sensitive data, and we urge our candidates to remain vigilant against ongoing scams targeting job seekers. Fraudulent individuals may contact you via WhatsApp and use the enticing job offers to acquire your personal details, or even request payments.

If you receive a suspicious message claiming to be from TRIA Recruitment via WhatsApp, we advise you to block the sender's number and/or report the scam by forwarding it to 7726 – a free reporting service offered by phone operators.

For guidance on identifying phishing messages and appropriate actions to take, please visit the Action Fraud website here. Here are some indicators of a phishing message:

  • It arrives unexpectedly.
  • It originates from an unfamiliar number or email address.
  • It contains links—please refrain from clicking on them.
  • It promises unrealistic salaries or work arrangements.
  • It requests money or personal details, such as your CV.
  • The advertisement is poorly written and contains spelling errors.

Please be assured that our team conducts itself professionally and would never make suspicious requests. We extend our thanks to those who have sent evidence of this scam to our attention. Should you need to report any suspicious activity, please reach out to your local TRIA Recruitment branch or designated contact within our organisation.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

TRIA Recruitment