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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:

18 Aug 2023

Diversity Lens - Issue 187

Are you job searching right now?
We're seeing record levels of job seekers visit our job boards. In response to the economic climate, many employers are slowing down their recruitment at the moment, resulting in less open roles and more competition for jobs.
This all means that now is the right time to be a little smarter in the way you job search. Our job boards for social change only host inclusive job opportunities, so you don't waste your time. And we share a ton of job tips over on Diversifying Job's Instagram and TikTok so that you know which jobs to apply for, how to nail your application, and feel confident for your interview. 


📈 Growing number of Brits view trans people negatively
🔒 Grassroots orgs working for women's safety receive £3M boost
🫥 Harmful stereotypes used to target minorities on social media
🤯 "Homosexuality" and "gender" banned from media in Iraq
🧑‍⚖️ A victim of revenge porn has been compensated £944m
🏊 New 'open' category for trans swimmers in World Cup



UK to limit gender-neutral toilets 🚾

The government announced this week that new shops, public buildings and offices will now be required to have separate male and female toilets. Unisex single toilets will be allowed, but not bathroom spaces with multiple cubicles. 

They argue this will "protect same-sex spaces", namely female spaces. This is the latest move in a series of plans to limit trans people's access to public spaces. 

A dangerous rhetoric
Instead of protecting people, the evidence shows that when similar legislation has been applied in the US, it has led to dangerous outcomes. People have been attacked for being perceived to use the wrong bathroom, including cisgender women who don't conform to stereotypical 'femininity.' This feeds into a much wider attack on LGBTQIA+ rights in the UK including a potential change to the Equality Act and advising teachers to 'out' trans children to their parents.

Menstrual products finally being tested with actual blood🩸

What's the study?
The first study has finally taken place testing the absorbance of period products with actual blood. That's right - the pads and tampons that we've been using for decades weren't tested with blood, but water or saline. The study found, however, that diaphragm-shaped menstrual discs may be the better solution.

Why does this matter?
The fact that previous studies were so ineffectual speaks to the wider conversation around the dearth of research into women's healthcare. Using water as an equivalent to menstrual blood could lead to totally misguided results. Indeed, this study found vast differences between reported and actual absorbent capacity. At a given point each day, 800 million people are menstruating. Perhaps we should pay more attention to the experiences of these people, particularly when they are overwhelmingly negative.

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Media outlets' confused stance on Pride

What's happened?
On Sunday, a homophobic attack took place in South London and two men were stabbed outside a nightclub. The Telegraph reported on this horrific incident just two days after lamenting the money spent on Pride month.

Confused? Me too.
This certainly feels a little like “having your cake and eating it”, with one hand pushing a passively sceptical view of all things LGBTQIA+; the other being surprised when these sorts of events occur. And this sort of thing is common across multiple news outlets.

The attack was devastating, and its effects will be long-lasting on the victims, and on the community they’re a part of - but what needs to be talked about more is that the national mood is set by outlets like these and we are reaping the consequences of allowing them to set a narrative that is harmful to our more vulnerable communities. This is why it’s more important than ever to unite, be strong, and diversify where we consume our news.



🤘 Discovering the joy of head banging in these pics
🍾 The Lionesses fighting their way to the World Cup final
🖼️ A new art exhibition on the history of Women in Revolt

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