Cyber Security Alert: Beware of Recruitment Scams Targeting Jobseekers
Tradewind has recently been impacted by Jobs and Employment Scams, where scammers impersonate consultants at recruitment agencies and try to obtain personal and financial information from individuals.
Scammers involved in jobs and employment scams employ various tactics to deceive individuals and extract money from them. They may offer enticing opportunities for quick and easy money or high-paying jobs that require little effort.
It is important to note that Tradewind Australia will never ask candidates for any form of direct payment, nor will we contact you via WhatsApp. Legitimate email correspondence from a Tradewind Australia consultant will always come from an official Tradewind Australia domain ending with @tradewindaustralia.com.au
To help you identify potential job or employment scams, here are some warning signs to watch out for:
You encounter an advertisement, receive an email, SMS, WhatsApp message, letter, or phone call that promises a guaranteed income or job opportunity
A person claiming to be a Tradewind Australia representative contacts you on a social media platform or job board. Pay attention to suspicious profile images, lack of genuine profile information, activity, or contact details.
If you have doubts, ask the individual to send you an email from their official Tradewind Australia email address. Legitimate emails from a Tradewind Australia consultant will be sent from the official Tradewind Australia domain, such as email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The message you receive may make bold claims about earning substantial amounts of money with minimal effort or guarantee significant returns.
The scammer may request personal information or ask for a fee in exchange for additional job details or startup materials.
You might be asked to transfer money on behalf of someone else, which could involve money laundering.
If you suspect that you have been targeted by a recruitment scam, we urge you to contact the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)or the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) for assistance and to report the issue.
If you reside in Australia and have shared personal information with a suspected scammer, please report this immediately to the ACSC.
For valuable tips on online safety and security, as well as a directory of Australian government resources for assistance, refer to the Be Safe Be Alert online quick reference guide. Your safety is our priority, and we want to ensure you make informed decisions when navigating the job market.
We take our client and candidate information seriously and assure you that this is not the result of a data breach. We have reported the fraudulent activity to the relevant authorities and continue to work with them to prevent impersonation scams like this at the source.
If you suspect you have received a fraudulent message, we encourage you to report the scam to us using the below form or report it directly to the ACCC.
Report a Suspected Scam Message