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Have you been scammed?

‘Your account has been compromised. To fix the error we will need your username and password’. It’s a sentence we are too familiar with. One that pops up in our emails from con-artists trying to dupe us. Of course, it’s very easy to believe these tricksters who appear to be ‘helping’, which unfortunately leads to many victims getting caught out and usually losing out on large sums of money. The recruitment industry isn't immune from scars; in fact, fraudulent behaviour is costing the rec economy a staggering £24billion a year. Meanwhile, one in five (18.7%) Brits have fallen victim to a job scam, rising to over 20% among 45-to-54 year olds. Whether it’s a jobseeker sending over a fake CV and embellishing their qualifications, or an imposter...

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