It has come to our attention that both the Atkins and Faithful+Gould names are being used in an ongoing recruitment scam. Individuals have been sent email messages from various addresses, supposedly from Atkins or Faithful+Gould, offering career opportunities. We understand that the individuals have been sent application forms which ask for personal details (including bank details) and in some cases, the individuals have then been offered a job. We are also aware that there have been bogus job advertisements placed on recruitment websites advertising fictitious jobs at Atkins and Faithful+Gould. The advertisements ask prospective applicants to contact an email address if they wish to apply for the job.
Please be advised that these emails/advertisements are not connected with the Atkins Group in any way.
If you come across a job advertisement online which states that you should contact an email address that does not end in “atkinsglobal.com” or “fgould.com”, you should disregard the job advertisement and inform us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can take appropriate action. If you receive an unsolicited recruitment email from one of the addresses listed below, or from any other email address that does not end in “atkinsglobal.com” or “fgould.com” it should be disregarded immediately. You should notify us by emailing email@example.com with all relevant information, so that we can take appropriate action.
If possible, please send us the scam email as an attachment to your email, rather than simply forwarding it to us, in order to assist our investigations.
We have been made aware that the following email addresses have recently sent scam recruitment emails to individuals:
How to protect yourself against recruitment scams
Recruitment scams are increasingly being carried out online through bogus job advertisements or job websites, or through unsolicited emails, pretending to be from a legitimate company such as Atkins. The scam is often carried out in stages – you may be asked to complete an application form which asks for personal details, and you may then be offered a job. The scammer may then ask you to send bank details, or they may ask you to send money e.g. to cover visas or other immigration documents. The emails will often be sent from a Hotmail, Gmail, or Yahoo account, or use a domain name that is similar to the company that they are posing as. They may also give a telephone number beginning with +44(0)7, rather than having an official telephone number.
- Report any suspicious emails or job advertisements to Atkins by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sending us the suspicious email as an attachment. We can confirm whether the job is genuine and we will then investigate the email further.
- Save the suspicious email for further investigation.
- Contact your local police and provide them with all of the information that you have such as the scam email, any documents that were attached to the emails, and all correspondence that you have.
- You should NEVER send any money, even if you are told that this money will be refunded to you at a later date. Atkins and Faithful+Gould would never ask you for money or to make any sort of payment during the job recruitment process.
- Do not reply to unsolicited emails offering job opportunities.
- Do not disclose any personal or financial information such as bank details, credit/debit card details, immigration status or your address.
The Atkins Group is taking this matter very seriously. By publishing this information and investigating the reports that we receive, we aim to prevent scammers from carrying out this activity and to protect individuals from becoming a victim of these scams. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are in any doubt about whether a career opportunity at Atkins or Faithful+Gould is genuine.