At Heathrow, we are committed to take action to prevent recruitment scams and we will work with all the relevant authorities in case we are made aware that such illegal activities would take place.
We want to raise awareness of this issue in order to protect the people of might fall victims of recruitment fraud as well as dissuade potential scammers from attempting to pursue this criminal activity.
Recruitment fraud is usually perpetuated by advertising and offering fictitious job opportunities via legitimate online services, bogus websites and unsolicited emails. The offers claim to originate from a company, such as Heathrow Airport. These activities are aimed at obtaining sensitive information and/or financial benefit from the people who have been scammed.
The fraudulent offers often ask the recipient to complete recruitment documentation in order to obtain personal information. Additionally, they may ask the recipient for a payment, which would be justified as required to settle a recruitment fee.
For you to recognise such a scam, please be aware that at Heathrow:
We will never use a mobile phone number as a primary contact number
Our employment policies and procedures require all external candidates to apply via our careers website and have at least one face to face interaction with our colleagues, either in the form of an interview or an assessment centre
Candidates who seek employment with us are never required to pay us any sum of money in advance
We never ask for money transfers or payments from applicants to secure a job or a visa to enter into the UK, either as an employee or as a contractor
If you think you or someone you know might be a victim of recruitment fraud, please get immediately in contact with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the number 0800 561 6060. We will collaborate with the relevant authorities to fight this illegal practice.
Please find more information on recruitment fraud, as well as other internet scams, on the following websites:
Metropolitan Police Service website: www.met.police.uk
Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.org.uk