Whatsapp Recruitment Scams impersonating Wonderbean Digital
We have been made aware of a number of scam messages being sent across multiple countries via WhatsApp and Telegram where the sender impersonates businesses and recruiters, including Wonderbean Digital. These scams appear to be working on the behalf of the business and claiming to be recruiting for lucrative remote working jobs, with the aim of trying to obtain personal information, payment or financial details from the recipient (you can read more here).
Similar to fake emails or texts impersonating a bank or mobile phone provider, the scammers seek to obtain your data and information by malicious actions, or may claim to need payment in order for you to start working in the new role.
Please be aware that professional recruiters are extremely unlikely to contact you on Whatsapp, and agencies such as Wonderbean Digital will only ever list vacancies on verified recruitment websites, their own brand website or LinkedIn via the authenticated company page.
If someone contacts you on WhatsApp or Telegram claiming to be from Wonderbean Digital we can confirm that this is a phishing message and scam, so please block the number and report the scam to Whatsapp, as well as forwarding it to 7726 – a free reporting service provided by phone operators.
Please note that this scam is not related to the data held by Wonderbean, and all client and employee data held by us is secure.
You can find out more information on how to spot phishing messages and what action to take on the Action Fraud website, please see more information here: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing. Here are some tips on how to spot a phishing message:
- It’s a message that you weren’t expecting
- It comes from a number or email address you don’t recognise
- If it contains a link – please avoid clicking it
- It claims to provide unrealistic salaries or working arrangements
- They are asking for money or personal details, such as your CV
- The advert is poorly written and contains spelling errors
- The advert does not match fonts, colours or branding of the business website they claim to be working for
Please remember – our team would only conduct themselves in a professional manner and will never make any suspicious requests. We would like to thank those who have forwarded us the evidence of this scam. If you would like to report something to us, please get in touch.