Randstad is aware of recent incidents involving individuals and/or organisations that are impersonating Randstad employees using fake e-business cards on Telegram.

Job scammers are actively targeting members of the public in Singapore by misrepresenting themselves as Randstad employees on Telegram.

In their latest tactics, the fraudsters introduced themselves as employees of Randstad or Randstad Sourceright on Telegram and used images of fake e-business cards and job advertisements to connect with users.

Individuals were asked to click on an external link where they were brought to a fraudulent website to enter personal information such as their phone number (PayNow number), bank account name, bank account number and affiliated bank.

examples of job scams

Scammers will often send images or screenshots of fake corporate name cards or job postings to people. These fake e-business cards can be differentiated from a genuine company name cards or job advertisements  through the following features:

fake randstad business cards
fake randstad business cards

fake vs. real name cards

fake name cards real name cards
only includes the first name (without a last name)
will contain a consultant’s first and last name
contains generic contact information such as the publicly-available office number, or the general business email address
will include their job title
will contain the consultant’s work email
will contain the consultant’s work mobile number or their direct work phone number
how to spot a fake job ads
how to spot a fake job ads

fake vs. real job listings

fake job listings real job listings
does not include the job title or use only generic job positions
will contain the full job title of the listed position
display generic job description, with no elaboration on the work experience or specialised skills required
will contain a detailed list of requirements for the job, including: work experience, detailed job responsibilities, skills, and qualifications

Please note that the 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 for your age or whether you are above 18 years old on messaging platforms.
  • Randstad employees do not use digital name cards to verify their identity. They 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.
  • Randstad employees do not send job offers or job descriptions over messaging platforms. 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 with anyone you do not know.
  • If you’re unsure about 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 report@randstad.com.sg.

If you receive any scam calls or text messages, you should file a report directly to the Singapore Police Force or ScamShield

The tactics used by scammers are constantly changing and have evolved to become more sophisticated. Please visit our job scam hub for the latest information about job scams. 

ScamShield: stop receiving calls or text messages from scammers

Singapore smartphone users can download ScamShield, which is a mobile 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.

Click here to download ScamShield.

This press statement was issued by Randstad Pte. Limited on 18 August 2022.

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