With the recent rise in scams and fraudsters impersonating Berry Recruitment consultants, we are taking extensive measures to share knowledge about the tactics employed by these fraudsters, aiming to shield both individuals and organisations from scams that wrongfully exploit our company name.
Recognising Warning Signs
Here are crucial red flags that may indicate you're being approached by a scammer posing as a recruitment consultant affiliated with Berry Recruitment, this can be via e-mail, via What’s App or other communication app:
Request for personal financial details:
o Minimal Information on a job role,
o No contact details,
o Suspicious profile picture
o Noticeable spelling and/or grammar errors
Remember, Berry Recruitment will never request direct payment from a candidate. All official email correspondence from us will be sent through our sanctioned Berry Recruitment email addresses, which can be verified on our website: www.berryrecruitment.co.uk.
Guarding Against Fake Websites
Instances of fraudsters duplicating the websites of legitimate recruitment firms have seen a recent increase. This is done in an effort to pilfer money and/or personal information from job seekers and hiring managers. To verify the authenticity of a website, we strongly recommend checking for the SSL certificate. In most browsers, this can be done by clicking the padlock icon located on the far left of the URL. If this security feature is absent, it could be indicative of a fraudulent website.
Seeking Further Guidance
For a deeper understanding of recruitment scams and tips on how to identify them, we encourage you to visit the dedicated page provided by Action Fraud, the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Center.
In case you suspect that you've been targeted by a recruitment scam, consult the UK Government’s guide for information on who to contact.
To report a potential scam using Berry Recruitment's name,please contact firstname.lastname@example.org