Recruitment Fraud

We urge all APM job seekers to be vigilant in avoiding employment scams. By making you aware of this, we hope to avoid and ultimately stop victims from falling for this scam.

Please do not provide any personal or financial information and do not send any money to anyone you suspect of recruitment fraud.

What is Recruitment Fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scheme that offers fictitious job opportunities to people. This type of fraud is normally done through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited emails claiming to be from APM or an employer listed on this site.

These emails request recipients to provide personal information, sign bogus letters of employment, organise visas or relocation payments and ultimately request payments to submit false applications.

How to Identify Recruitment Fraud

  • The email does not come from an official email address and instead uses an address from a free email service such as: Gmail, Outlook.com, Live.com, Yahoo, AOL or a combination of these.
  • You are guaranteed a work-from-home position.
  • You are offered a check to process before being interviewed. The perpetrators will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documentation, such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms.
  • There is an early direct request for personal information such as address details, date of birth, resume (CV), passport details, etc which have not been legitimately provided through the Employable Me site.
  • Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies, etc.
  • The perpetrators may even offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount.
  • There is an insistence on urgency.

Candidates who seek employment via this website are never required to pay any sum of money in advance.

What Should I Do?

  • Please report all perceived scams or fraud to the ACCC Scamwatch website www.scamwatch.gov.au and/or to the police.

Please Do Not

  • Respond to unsolicited business propositions and/or offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar.
  • Disclose your personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.
  • Send any money.
  • Engage in further communication if you believe the communication may be fraudulent.

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