Randstad is aware of recent incidents involving individuals and/or organisations that are impersonating Randstad employees.
Scammers are actively targeting members of the public in Singapore by impersonating Randstad employees. The scammers used the full names and registered EA personnel numbers of recruitment consultants that they have retrieved from the Ministry of Manpower website to introduce themselves as Randstad employees to Telegram and Whatsapp users.
The targeted public members were often offered very attractive freelance or work-from-home job opportunities for extra income, high commissions, or both. In their text messages, the scammers asked users for NRIC numbers, phone numbers and sometimes financial commitment through PayNow, PayLah!, digital banking transfer or wire transfer.
examples of job scams
Please note that these individuals and/or organisations who are posting fraudulent job advertisements and requesting individuals to pay a sum of money or disclose their personal information, do not work for Randstad, any of our group of companies or the companies that we represent in any way.
Do not share your personal and private information with scammers.
members of the public are advised to stay vigilant
If the job offer looks too good to be true, it is very likely to be a scam. Randstad employees undergo formal training to ensure a transparent and respectable candidate sourcing and screening process.
- Randstad employees do not use Telegram in their professional capacity.
- Randstad employees will never ask you whether you are above 18 years old or your age on messaging platforms.
- Randstad employees will only use their business email accounts (@randstad.com.sg), professional LinkedIn accounts, video conferencing and face-to-face meetings to engage with candidates throughout the recruitment process.
- Job offers made by Randstad employees will always include an employment contract that will only be sent to you from a business email account (@randstad.com.sg).
Randstad employees will only request your personal information via e-mail sent from official Randstad email domains (@randstad.com.sg) as reasonably necessary for Randstad to determine your suitability for a role we are recruiting for a Client, or as required for submissions to the Ministry of Manpower.
Please click here to view Randstad’s data privacy statement.
steps you can take to protect yourself against job scams.
- Do not respond to text messages and calls from unknown numbers.
- Never transfer money to people you do not know or have not met.
- Do not share your personal information such as your NRIC number, phone number or bank account/credit card details.
- If you’re unsure whether the job or user who reached out to you is legitimate, you should contact us directly via our website chatbot, phone (+65 6510 1350) or send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tactics used by scammers are constantly changing and more sophisticated. Please visit our job scams page for the latest information about job scams and fake job offers.
ScamShield: Stop receiving calls or text messages from scammers
Singapore smartphone users can download the ScamShield, which is an app that is managed centrally by the National Crime Prevention Council and Singapore Police Force. The app is currently only available on iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.
This press statement is issued by Randstad Pte. Limited on 6 April 2022.