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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 May 2020

National Union of Students (NUS)

The National Union of Students (NUS) champion students to shape the future of education and create a better world. Within this mission, they are dedicated to fighting discrimination, isolation and injustice through campaigning and targeted action. The student movement is diverse. NUS hope that by harnessing our diversity and working together they will ensure a transformative education that is accessible for all; a mission that resonates with us at Diversifying Group.

Diversifying Group (formerly BAME Recruitment) joined forces with NUS to provide vital support on a diverse recruitment campaign for a number of senior leadership roles. We continue to support them in their journey to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. In the past we have successfully recruited for the following positions: Director of Student Voice and Democracy, Director of Marketing and Communication, Director of Race Equity and Inclusion and Head of Marketing. We have also recruited six Trustees to the NUS Board Committee.

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