Fraudulent Job Offers and Fake Job Adverts on WhatsApp & Telegram

Have you received an unsolicited WhatsApp or Telegram message from someone claiming to be a representative of Brightwork?

If you have, it is likely to be fake. Brightwork do not initiate conversations using WhatsApp or Telegram.

We have been made aware that there are a number of fake messages being sent across WhatsApp and Telegram, where the sender impersonates recruiters and recruitment companies, including Brightwork.

Typically, they promote fake job adverts and attempt to obtain personal information and in some cases, payment details (you can read more here).

Similar to fake emails or texts impersonating a bank or mobile phone provider, the scammers seek to obtain your data and information by malicious actions.

This recent scam is targeting candidates who are looking for work. Fraudsters may reach out to you with job offers in order to get your personal information or request payment.

If someone contacts you on WhatsApp or Telegram claiming to be from Brightwork and it appears to be a phishing message or a scam, please block the number and/or report the scam by forwarding it to 7726 – a free reporting service provided by phone operators.

You can find out more information on how to spot phishing messages and what action to take on the Action Fraud website, please see more information here:

Here are some tips on how to spot a phishing message:

  • It’s a message that you weren’t expecting
  • It comes from a number or email address you don’t recognise
  • If it contains a link – please avoid clicking it
  • It offers unrealistic salaries or working arrangements
  • They are asking for money or personal details, such as your CV
  • The advert is poorly written and contains spelling errors

Please remember - Brightwork will never charge you for work finding fees, nor do we support anyone having to pay to find work or being exposed to any costs of recruitment that should be borne by the employer. We would like to thank those who have forwarded us the evidence of this scam so far.

If you would like to contact us directly, you can do so by using the information below.

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Brightwork Glasgow
193/199 Bath Street
G2 4HU

Tel: 0141 272 8100

Brightwork Moray
Caledonian House
164 High Street
Elgin, IV30 1BD

Tel: 01343 553 961

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