‘Desperate’ consultants scam candidates to find out IT market info

A technology recruiter says jobseekers are being contacted by individuals trying to learn about which companies are currently hiring by falsely claiming to work for certain recruitment companies.

Job candidates have alerted Client Server Technology Recruitment to at least four such incidents, says Nick Boulton, company director. “We were made aware by candidates contacting us directly, so we imagine the actual number is far higher.”

All of the reported calls came from withheld numbers, “making it difficult for us to do anything, which is incredibly frustrating”, Boulton told Recruiter

The company has shared a number of guidelines, such as do not share any personal details with anyone who has not identified themselves fully, helping candidates to protect themselves as well as not providing closely-held market information.

“Quite simply, this is a scam by desperate consultants and agencies,” Boulton alleged. “These people are taking advantage of Client Server’s strong reputation in the market to hoodwink people into sharing information about companies who are hiring. It’s an unfortunate fact that these incidents happen more during downturns, but we find this behaviour abhorrent.”

• Comment below on this story. Or let us know what you think by emailing us at [email protected] or tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend.


This week’s appointments include: Allsorter.com, Recruitment Entrepreneur, Thomas International, WittKieffer

People 24 September 2020

NES Global Talent and Fircroft join together to form NES Fircroft

Engineering and technical talent giants NES Global Talent and the Fircroft Group are joining forces to create a combined entity that will be known as NES Fircroft, the newly formed organisation announced today.

Contracts 23 September 2020

Airswift appoints Manfred to lead digital transformation

Global workforce solutions provider Airswift has appointed Neil Manfred as its new IT director to lead the firm’s digital transformation strategy.

People 23 September 2020

Morgan Hunt unveils new branding and website

Morgan Hunt today has unveiled new branding and new-look website.

New to Market 23 September 2020