These fake job adverts are used to get a hold of one’s personal details such as their address, date of birth, national insurance number, utility bills and passport details. With this information, the fraudsters can identify fraud and potentially ruin a lot of things in people’s lives.
Luckily the loan was cancelled by the lender, but the theft of personal details in this way is becoming increasingly common and Britons need to be aware.
Keith Rosser from SAFERjobs urges this type of fraud is a “real worry”.
He told Rip Off Britain that since March 2020, his organisation has been inundated with ever increasing reports of fraudsters posting fake adverts on legitimate job finding sites.
He explained: “Unfortunately there are no common standards or agreed minimum requirements for job boards to be vetting and checking these fake job adverts.
“You really have this wild west where there is a range of checking being done by…