Beware of hoax job offers
Imtech has become aware that fraudsters are targeting individuals with emails about hoax or fake job vacancies and offers purporting to come from Imtech. Please note that Imtech does not recruit in this way. We always conduct an interview before making a job offer to anyone.
We advise you not to reply to such emails or to give out any personal information.
How to spot a fake job offer?
You should be very suspicious of anyone who contacts you by email to offer you a job. These emails will generally have some of the following features:
- Ask for your passport details, or other personal or financial information
- Ask you to pay money to help with a visa application
- Tell you to provide the information quickly
- Provide only a mobile telephone number
- Comes from a Google, Hotmail, Yahoo or other internet hosted account. (Even if it seems to come from a company, don’t use the Reply button but instead type in the address manually. If the address changes then it is likely to be a fraud.)
You need to be very careful because sometimes the fraudsters use the photographs and names of real people in companies and also create fake websites that look very similar to the company’s genuine website in order to commit this type of fraud – see below.
What to do?
If you receive a suspicious job offer, you can check whether the offer is genuine or not by contacting us via our enquiry form. We will then ask you to send us further details if required to help the police investigate any fraudulent offers.
We would also advise you to contact your own local police service and provide them with the details of the email.