There has recently been a significant rise in jobs scams, often featuring fraudsters impersonating recruitment companies or consultants.
At Profile, a WilsonHCG Company, we are making every possible effort to spread awareness of the tactics employed by fraudsters, and to protect individuals and organisations from scams using our company name.
WARNING SIGNS OF IMPERSONATION
If you have received correspondence (e.g., e-mail, LinkedIn InMail, instant messaging such as WhatsApp, Telegram or WeChat, SMS) from any individual holding themselves out to be from our organisation, please be wary if any of the below warning signs are present:
A purported “Profile Asia” employee requesting you to:
A purported “Profile Asia” employee guaranteeing employment or income
Online contact from a purported “Profile Asia” employee, who:
Correspondence is from, or refers to, e-mail domain addresses that are not official
Poor spelling and / or grammar
You are not the sole recipient of the e-mail
There has also been a rise in cases of fraudsters cloning the sites of legitimate recruitment consultancies in an attempt to steal money and / or the personal details of job seekers and hiring managers.
To check the legitimacy of a site, we could encourage you to verify the SSL certificate. To do so, please navigate to the URL bar on the top of your browser page and click on the padlock icon that is present to the far left of the URL address (pictured below). If this is not present, this could be a sign of a scam website.
For more information on recruitment scams and how to spot them, check out the dedicated page by the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC): https://scamalert.sg/scam-details/job-scam
For information on who to contact if you suspect you have been targeted by a recruitment scam, please refer to the Singapore Police Force's guide: https://www.police.gov.sg/media-room/news/20211005_police_advisory_beware_of_fake_online_job_scam
To let us know about a potential scam using our name, please contact your local office here: https://www.profileasia.com/contact