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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:

14 Jul 2023

Diversity Lens - Issue 182


It seems that the world is a bit overwhelmed at the moment with all the diversity related topics and terminology. There is the feeling that we’re never going to know it all so how can we get it right? And where do we begin with prioritising topics?

As a team who are surrounded by these conversations on a daily basis, we decided to take a pause last week to take things back to basics. At the core of everything, we are all different, all make mistakes, and all want to be included as our true selves. This is the common thread that weaves through us all and that everything stems from. It was refreshing to remove the complexity for a short time and reenergise, and we would encourage others to take this pause when it all seems too much. This wonderful Pixar short is an excellent place to start.



LGBTQIA+ Users are Fleeing Social Media Platforms

What is happening?
More than half of LGBTQIA+ social media users are switching to alternative platforms because of toxicity and safety issues. The survey was conducted by Communia, the first social media platform in the world for women and marginalised genders.

How can we make it safer?
To protect users from hate speech, predatory behaviour, and other forms of abuse, it needs to be as easy as possible to report abuse and subsequently ban users who incite hatred. Musk, owner of Twitter, is moving in the opposite direction, dropping policies which previously protected trans people.


It's International Non-Binary People's Day! ?
To celebrate, a couple of our colleagues shared what being non-binary means to them. Go check it out.

Caster Semenya Wins Human Rights Courts Appeal

What's the context?
In order to compete in track events, athletes with differences in sexual development (DSD) had to lower their testosterone levels, according to World Athletics' 2018 regulations. Semenya, who was born with DSD, was prohibited from participating in any track competitions without using testosterone-lowering medication.

The verdict
Caster Semenya has won her appeal at the European Court of Human Rights, meaning the court ruled that the DSD rules of World Athletics were "incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights" and that the Swiss government had not protected Semenya from discrimination.

What next?
Though she has won this appeal, Semenya is still not free to compete. World Athletics has maintained that its rules, despite being discriminatory, are necessary.

Is AI Discriminating Against Your Writing Style?

What does the research say?
Researchers at Stanford University have discovered that AI detection software can be biased against non-native English speakers. For the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 91 English essays written by non-native English speakers were tested using seven popular GPT detectors. It was discovered that more than half of the essays were flagged incorrectly as AI-generated.

Why is this a problem? 
Due to the potential for false accusations of cheating and prejudice against non-native English speakers, this bias could have serious effects on academics, job applicants, and students. 

Are there any solutions? 
Instead of fighting AI with more AI, the education system needs to foster a culture that encourages the creative and upright application of generative AI.

AI tools - everyone has an opinion on them. Are you embracing or avoiding?
It has its uses...
Nope, not for me.



This 11-year-old unleashes hip-hop affirmations for Black children
The first trans winner of Miss Netherlands!
Spice up your out of office with some unlikely help

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