Warning: phishing/recruitment scam - false job offers sent via e-mail and social media
NPS has had a number of enquiries from people who have received via e-mail or through social media websites such as LinkedIn and Facebook, what they thought were genuine offers of employment from NPS. These offers turned out to be fraudulent.
We would like to make it clear that a genuine job offer from NPS would only be made following a formal application and selection process, including a face to face interview.
This type of scam is known as a 'scam recruitment offer' or 'phishing scam'. It is an attempt to obtain cash from victims by offering lucrative jobs with "work permits" or "visa working papers" that do not exist. In this particular case it is an email scam where the sender is trying to obtain personal and/or bank information and/or money. These scams are conducted via the internet using either fake company websites, or by sending unsolicited emails claiming to be from a NPS employee or from our company careers site.
These e-mails can look authentic by including a company logo taken from official websites and adding convincing details about your personal information taken from your social networking pages. However, these e-mails have no connection with NPS.
Some clues to look out for include: