Long gone are the days when a candidate could make a phone call to talk to a recruiter as a first point of contact or (can you imagine?) show up unannounced at the business location to apply for an advertised opening.
From entry-level to executive roles, the job search is now conducted online and the application process has morphed into a major time saver for candidates and recruiters alike. Still, it ain’t all sunshine and rainbows: with digital expedience comes elevated risk for both job seekers and employers. How? Let’s start by defining the two-headed beast making its way into the recruitment landscape:
What is Recruitment Fraud?
Recruitment fraud is an intricate, intentional scam devised by impostors posing as recruiters or representatives of a company or business, promoting fake job opportunities to job seekers. The scam is conducted through online communication, oftentimes involving fake websites and spoofed emails cleverly designed to fool its intended recipient: the job seeker. Fraudulent tactics generally involve: