Warning about job scams

The Careers Group, University of London, and all its subscribing College careers services, make every effort to ensure organisations listed on JobOnline are bonafide. However, we are unable to verify details in their entries and cannot guarantee their accuracy. We strongly recommend you check fully before applying in all cases.


Unfortunately there are fraudsters out there making up job opportunities and offers (scams) in a bid to get your personal details, and it can be difficult to know whether it's a genuine offer. Fraudsters can target you either through email or via fraudulent adverts.

For more information about job scams and how to spot them go to Safer Jobs - https://www.safer-jobs.com/ and Action Fraud http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/young-people-most-defrauded-jobseekers-in-britain-feb15


In summary

  • Never part with money
  • Never take it on face value
  • Never do everything online
  • Never fail to do research  
  • Never phone them for an interview
  • Never accept money for nothing
  • Never provide personal details


We will remove any vacancies where it can be demonstrated that the organisation involved is in contravention of UK law. People applying to vacancies posted do so at their own risk and The Careers Group, University of London will not be held liable for any costs or damages incurred by applicants for vacancies posted on our site.


What should you do if you think you have been scammed

If you have already disclosed your bank details or received funds into your account you should contact your bank immediately. Help and advice for preventing all types of banking fraud is available at https://www.financialfraudaction.org.uk/consumer/advice/protect-your-onlinemobile-banking/.


If you would like to speak to someone about this you can also call Action Fraud on 0300 1232040 or you can visit their website. Action fraud can give you advice on issues about fraud, both prevention and what to do if you have been a victim of it.