By Jrm

November 27,2023

Beware of Scammers Hijacking the JRM Brand!

In an unfortunate turn of events, scammers have taken advantage of the JRM Hospitality brand, exploiting the trust of job seekers in the hospitality industry. These fraudsters operate by creating fake Facebook profiles, infiltrating hospitality groups, and posting enticing yet bogus job advertisements. Unwitting job seekers who fall prey to these scams may find themselves facing unexpected bills for recruitment services, training, and even trial periods. The deceptive tactics employed by these scammers begin with the creation of counterfeit Facebook profiles that mimic legitimate JRM recruiter accounts. Once inside hospitality groups, they post fraudulent job listings, luring unsuspecting candidates with promises of lucrative opportunities. However, the true intention is far from genuine employment. It’s crucial for job seekers to be vigilant and aware of the red flags associated with these scams. Here are some key points to consider when encountering job opportunities linked to the JRM brand:
  • JRM Does Not Charge Candidates for Recruitment Services: Legitimate recruitment processes with JRM are free of charge for candidates. If a job listing suggests otherwise, it is a scam.
  • In-Person Interviews are a Standard: Authentic JRM recruitment involves in-person interviews. If the process solely occurs online or through messaging platforms, it should raise suspicions.
  • JRM Provides Skills Assessments and Training for Free: JRM is committed to fostering the growth and development of its employees. Any demand for payment related to skills assessments or training is indicative of a scam.
  • No Fees for Trial Periods: JRM does not charge candidates for trial periods. If applicants are unexpectedly presented with a bill for such services, it is a clear sign of fraudulent activity.
In the event of encountering such scams, it is crucial to take action promptly:
  • Report to Group Admins: Notify the administrators of the relevant Facebook groups about the fraudulent activity. This can help prevent further victims from falling prey to the scam.
  • Alert the Companies Involved: Reach out to the venues or recruitment agencies and any other company associated with the fake job postings. Informing them of the fraudulent use of their brand is essential for their awareness and potential legal action.
  • Report to Facebook: Utilise Facebook’s reporting mechanisms to flag and report the fake profiles and job listings. Social media platforms play a crucial role in curbing such scams, and timely reporting can contribute to their removal.
It is imperative for job seekers to remain vigilant and informed to protect themselves from scams. By staying aware of the strict recruitment procedures we have in place and promptly reporting suspicious activity, we can collectively work towards eradicating these scams and safeguarding the integrity of job-seeking processes. Remember, when in doubt, always verify information through official channels such as the company’s website or direct communication with the company itself. To help combat the issue, we have published examples of the fraudulent job advertisements and the charges scammers attempt to extract from unsuspecting job seekers. By shedding light on these specifics, we aim to empower individuals to recognise the red flags and protect themselves from falling victim to such scams. This transparency is crucial in fostering a community of informed job seekers who can distinguish between genuine opportunities and fraudulent schemes. We encourage everyone to share these examples to amplify awareness and collectively combat this deceptive trend in the online job-seeking landscape. Finally, thank you so much to the switched on individuals who took the time to reach out and tell us about these scammers!