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Beware of scams: Protect yourself from fraudulent messages

At Diversifying Group, we're committed to your safety and security. We would like to ask our candidates to beware of a current scam that targets job seekers. Fraudsters may reach out to you impersonating consultants with job opportunities or offers in order to get your personal information or request payment. It's crucial to be vigilant and verify the authenticity of any messages you receive.

Recruitment scams are not always obvious. Here are a few tips on how to identify a fraudulent message:

  • It’s from an unknown phone number, country code or email address.

  • It contains a link; these may contain malware that could be installed on your device so avoid clicking on these.

  • It contains sudden requests for payment or pressure to act quickly.

  • It contains poor spelling and/or grammar.

  • It contains unrealistic salary or working arrangements - if it’s too good to be true it probably is.

For your safety, we strongly advise:

  • Do not respond to these messages.

  • Do not share any personal information, banking details, or make any payments requested through these messages.

  • Report the scam message to your local authorities or the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) through their official website for further investigation.

At Diversifying Group, we might contact you by text message, however:

  • Initial contact will usually be via an email address containing or via LinkedIn.

  • We never send job offers or requests for personal information via text message to individuals who have not registered with our agency.

  • We will never ask a candidate to pay fees as part of the recruitment process.

  • We have an office phone number on our website, so you can give us a call if you’re not sure of anything.

Stay alert and safeguard yourself against fraudulent activity. If you have any doubts or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly using the contact details below:

26 Jul 2022

Introducing Diversifying Group

We are pleased to finally announce that we have changed our name to Diversifying Group to better reflect who we have become as an organisation and the services we provide.


When we launched BAME Recruitment back in 2015, our name reflected the historic marginalisation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities in the UK. Our founder, Cynthia Davis, had lived experience of this marginalisation. 

As a Black woman working within the recruitment sector, Cynthia was used to being the only person of colour in the room, and one of few women, but she still hoped for change. When her daughter was born, she became determined to make that change herself. Cynthia had a vision for a different, inclusive approach to recruitment and her vision fell on fertile ground. The landscape of recruitment was outdated and biased, and people were ready for change.

As demand for Diversity and Inclusion services increased, BAME Recruitment met this need, and evolved its services. Organisations needed help beyond just attracting talent to make a long-lasting impact, and we knew we had the expertise to help. Based on demand, we began to offer Consulting, Training, Events, Advertising and Recruitment Marketing alongside our Executive Search and Recruitment services.

Simultaneously, there was increasing rejection of the acronym ‘BAME’ and we no longer felt comfortable perpetuating its use. Now, and always, we strive to be truly representative of the people and communities we serve. We have always, and will always, welcome candidates from ALL backgrounds and characteristics. 

Happily, we have outgrown BAME Recruitment to become a destination for purpose-driven and authentic Diversity and Inclusion services: Diversifying Group.

We truly believe that most people and organisations have good intentions, they just need objective help. As Diversifying Group, we can be that critical friend on every step of the journey.

We’ve come a long way, as has the world around us, and we’re thrilled to welcome in a new era as Diversifying Group.

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