Singapore – Randstad warns against scammers using fraudulent electronic business cards to impersonate Randstad employees

0

August 19, 2022

According to Randstad Singapore, employment scammers in Singapore actively target members of the public by impersonating Randstad employees on the Telegram messaging service.

Randstad said it is aware of recent incidents involving individuals and/or organizations impersonating Randstad employees using fake electronic business cards on Telegram.

According to Randstad, the scammers posed as employees of Randstad or Randstad Sourceright on Telegram and used images of fake electronic business cards and job postings to connect with users.

Individuals were then asked to click on an external link where they were directed to a fraudulent website to enter personal information such as their phone number (including their PayNow number, a service offered by some banks that allows sending and to receive funds from one bank to another using a mobile number), the name of the bank account, the bank account number and the affiliated bank.

Randstad said that if a job posting seems too good to be true, it’s most likely a scam.

Randstad added that its employees undergo formal training to ensure a transparent and respectable candidate search and selection process.

The group also advised:

  • Randstad employees do not use Telegram for business.
  • Randstad employees will never ask your age or if you are over 18 on messaging platforms.
  • Randstad employees do not use digital business cards to verify their identity. They will only use their professional email accounts (@randstad.com.sg), professional LinkedIn accounts, video conferences and face-to-face meetings to engage with candidates throughout the recruitment process.
  • Randstad employees do not send job offers or job descriptions via messaging platforms. Job offers made by Randstad employees will always include an employment contract which will only be sent to you from a professional email account (@randstad.com.sg).

An example of fraud is that scammers often send images or screenshots of fake business cards or job offers to people. Randstad said these fake electronic business cards can be differentiated from genuine company name cards or job postings due to the fact that its consultants use their first, last and job titles as well as contact information specific to a certain consultant as opposed to generic contact information.

Share.

About Author

Comments are closed.