Have you been contacted on WhatsApp by a recruiter impersonator?

We would like to ask our candidates to beware of a current scam that targets job seekers. Fraudsters may reach out to you with job offers in order to get your personal information or request payment.

If someone contacts you on WhatsApp purporting to be a ‘hiring consultant ‘or ‘recruiter’ from Bell Cornwall Recruitment or using the name of one of our consultants, please block the number or report the scam by forwarding it (by text) to 7726 – a free reporting service provided by phone operators.

Please remember – our team would not reach out to you using WhatsApp. They would only conduct themselves in a professional manner and will never make any suspicious requests. We would like to thank those who have forwarded us the evidence of this scam. If you would like to report something to us, please reach out to office@bellcornwall.co.uk . 

Here are a few tips on how to identify a fraudulent message:

  • It’s a message that you weren’t expecting
  • It comes from a number or email address you don’t recognise
  •  It contains a link – please avoid clicking it
  • It offers unrealistic salaries or working arrangements
  • They are asking for money or personal details, such as your CV
  • The advert is poorly written and contains spelling errors

We apologise for the inconvenience and are investigating the best ways to deal with this issue.

Find more advice on how to deal with fraud here.

Please contact our team at office@bellcornwall.co.uk for any further assistance.