Randstad is aware of recent incidents involving scammers who are impersonating Randstad employees on messaging platforms such as Telegram and Whatsapp.
Scammers are actively targeting members of the public in Hong Kong SAR by impersonating Randstad employees. The scammers introduce themselves as Randstad employees to offer very attractive freelance, part-time or work-from-home jobs to earn extra income, high commissions, or both.
Victims of the job scam may sometimes be asked to share their HKID numbers, phone numbers and sometimes financial commitment through PayMe, Faster Payment System (FPS), digital banking transfer or wire transfer.
examples of whatsapp job scams
Please note that these 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 will never ask you whether you are above 18 years old or your age on messaging platforms.
- Randstad employees will only use their business email accounts (@randstad.com.hk), professional LinkedIn accounts, video conferencing and face-to-face meetings to engage with candidates throughout the recruitment process.
- 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.hk).
Randstad employees will only request your personal information via e-mail sent from official Randstad email domains (@randstad.com.hk) 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 Labour Department.
Please click here to view Randstad’s data privacy statement.
how 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 HKID number, phone number or bank account/credit card details.
- If you’re unsure whether the job or user who reached out to you is legitimate, you should contact us directly via our website chatbot, phone (+852 2232 3408 ) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Block the phone number and report it as spam if possible.
If you receive any scam calls or text messages, you should file a report directly to the Anti-Deception Coordination Centre.