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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:

13 Dec 2023

Why We’re Leaving Twitter, or “X”

For some time, our team at Diversifying Group have been considering quitting Twitter.

We had a lot of concerns that were steadily growing.

Is Twitter for us and the communities we represent anymore?

Are we harming rather than helping by remaining active on it?

Are we supporting someone’s words and actions that we do not believe in?


We closely observed the platform's transformation from a flawed but often informative space hosting diverse communities into something entirely different.

It was purchased by Elon Musk in October 2022 and, in our view, has deteriorated since. He gutted large portions of the team, workers responsible for crucial upkeep of the platform – critical system engineers and much of the trust and safety policy team. The latter are responsible for essential safeguarding such as spotting misinformation, spam, fake accounts, and impersonation. Those left were reportedly working long hours, overwhelmed, and overworked. This is not something we would ever want to endorse.  

Shortly after, several notorious banned users were welcomed back to the platform. Trump was re-instated, as was Kanye West, Jordan Peterson, Andrew Tate, Tommy Robinson, and Katie Hopkins. Originally banned for a range of harmful speech including inciting violence, antisemitism, transphobia and misogyny, these indiscretions were swept under the rug. The message this sends, that hate speech may be tolerated, caused us to seriously question whether we wanted to be connected with such a platform.

Despite welcoming these controversial figures back, and the hate speech they espouse, Musk chose to ban the explicitly harmless terms “cis” and “cisgender.” Changes in policy meant that deadnaming on the platform (referring to a trans person by their name pre-transitioning) was now allowed. Unsurprisingly, a marked rise in hate speech and anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiments followed. And with a severely reduced moderation and safety team, little action was taken to address this.

Anecdotally in our experience, the quality in content and functioning of algorithms have declined so drastically that it no longer feels like an effective and productive information-sharing platform. Twitter was far from perfect prior to this takeover, of course, but its redeeming factors of bringing communities together and shining a light on experiences lesser known and missing from the mainstream made it valuable to us. Unfortunately, this seems to be missing now.

What remains seems to prioritise profit generation by any means possible, often at the expense of human worth.


So, is now the time to leave Twitter?

We think yes, for now at least. Here’s a snippet from our full statement made on the platform:

“Our decision to leave X (Twitter) is rooted in our unwavering commitment to upholding the principles of diversity, inclusion, and a safe online community. We remain dedicated to connecting with you through alternative platforms where we can continue fostering meaningful conversations and spreading our positive message.”

Stay connected with us at Diversifying Group on Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok at @diversifyinggroup and @diversifyingjobs. Bye for now, Twitter or X or whatever shape it takes in the future.   

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