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Do you work through an agency, have you recently applied for a new job, or do you have information about a recruiter where you or a colleague have experienced fraudulent or unfair activity?

If you suspect that you have been targeted, treated unfairly or been the victim of a scam, then the Safer-Jobs team would like to learn about your experience.*

* All information provided is treated in the strictest confidence.

SAFERjobs (Safe Advice for Employment and Recruitment) is a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation created in 2008 to raise awareness and combat criminal activities that may be attempted on those seeking a job, or through the services provided by the recruitment industry.

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Young people most defrauded jobseekers in Britain

Get Safe Online, Safer-Jobs and Action Fraud are warning young people to take precautions whilst looking for jobs online, to avoid falling victim to scammers.

Asked to Pay for a Criminal Record Check? Make sure it isn't a fraud...

Have You Been Asked to Pay for a Criminal Record Check? How do you Know it's Not a Criminal Asking? SAFERjobs ( are a non-profit, joint law enforcement organisation campaigning against UK job fraud and protecting job seekers.

Thousands of people affected by online job fraud

Online job fraud now affects thousands of people in the UK every year – with the average scam costing the victim around £4,000.

The following job boards promote job scam awareness and take seriously the campaign for a safer job search by advertising SAFERjobs on their websites: Adview, Adzuna, CWJobs, CV Library, e4s, Empty Lemon, Executives on the Web, Guardian Jobs, Gumtree, Indeed, Job Magpie, Jobsite, My Job Matcher, MyjobScotland, Monster, NHS Jobs,, S1 Jobs, Techno Jobs, TipTopJob, Totaljobs, Universal Jobmatch, and Zip Recruiter.

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What information should you include on your Curriculum Vitae (CV)?

Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) is an overview of your basic personal details, employment/academic history, including any qualifications gained, and is primarily used by employers to screen the suitability of a job seeker and match to a job role.

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The Best Way to Avoid Job Scams? Use a Reputable Recruiter.

Job scams are not restricted to the recruitment industry, they occur wherever there is a job seeker a job. This point is often forgotten as people have associated job scams with the recruitment industry.

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Top Tips for Candidates working with Recruitment Agencies

When choosing a recruitment agency to find you either temporary or permanent employment there are a number of things to consider. Will the agency work hard to find a position that suits your skills and listen to your requirements and not bog you down with offers that aren’t relevant to you?

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How to Spot a Fake Job on Craigslist online

Craigslist, when used cautiously, can be extremely helpful for finding all sorts of things, like bicycles, roommates or even employment.

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Top Tips for Companies working with Recruitment Agencies

Hiring a recruitment agency is generally a cost and time-saving option for recruiting staff. But how do you choose a reputable agency that will meet your business needs and adhere to your company policies and ethical terms of business?

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