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Client Server warns jobseekers to watch for fake recruiter “scam”

Posted on 12/08/2020
by Client Server

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Client Server Tech Recruitment is warning jobseekers to be wary of a scam where individuals are contacting candidates pretending to work for different recruitment companies.

A number of candidates have been contacted in the last month by people lying about working for Client Server. They immediately ask candidates for the names of companies they are interviewing at or have had their CVs sent to.

Client Server Director Nick Boulton says the recent downturn has seen an unfortunate spike in the number of individuals lying about their place of work to glean information from jobseekers.

"Quite simply, this is a scam by desperate consultants and agencies," Nick Boulton says.

"No legitimate recruitment consultant or consultancy will begin a conversation with a candidate by asking for the names of companies they are interviewing at.

"Consultants from the same company will never contact you to ask where you have been sent. That information is always available on the company's CRM.

"These people are taking advantage of Client Server's strong reputation in the market to hoodwink people into sharing information about companies who are hiring. It's an unfortunate fact that these incidents happen more during downturns but we find this behaviour abhorrent.

"Client Server stakes its reputation on complete transparency with candidates and clients alike."

Client Server advises jobseekers not to share information about their job search with a recruitment consultant without the consultant:

  • Giving their full name, phone number, email address, company they work for, primary office location, and team they work for.
  • Conducting a full interview
  • Discussing the roles you are looking for and the salary levels that are appropriate
  • Presenting you jobs that are relevant to your skills and requirements

Nick Boulton encourages any jobseeker who is contacted by anyone claiming to work for Client Server who does not follow this process to contact Client Server immediately.

Press contact: Michael Oliver
E: moliver@client-server.com
DDI: 020 7090 2566


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