Fraud Alert

Watch Out for Fraudulent Security Companies

Here at Rossi Security, one of our top priorities is to keep all of our current and potential employees safe. We highly value each and every member of our staff; after all, how would we have created such a successful business if it weren’t for our excellent employees?

Something that has caught our attention recently is the increase of fraudulent security jobs, conning ‘applicants’ out of money. To help you out if you’re on the hunt for a security job, and to give our own employees more knowledge on the whole thing, we wanted to raise awareness about this unlawful business and help you steer clear of these conmen in the future!

So, What’s Going On?
In short, there’s been a rise in the number of advertisements for fraudulent security jobs. They usually target job websites, or even email you directly if they can. You’ll follow a normal application process and will most probably be ‘successful’ before you’re requested to pay fees upfront for things such as training and licenses – all of which, of course, you will never receive or use.
But can’t you just get the money back once you realise it’s duplicitous? Well, no. You have to pay them through an anonymous transfer account, and then (of course) you hear no more from the company. You can’t contact them or even find them – they simply vanish! In our opinion, it’s an absolutely atrocious thing to do; if we can do anything to stop these companies from stealing any more money out of people’s pockets, we will.
How Will You Know?
A lot of these companies do look pretty genuine, and it can sometimes be hard to spot a conman in the midst of genuine job offers, but there are a few signs you should look out for. Even if nothing feels wrong, we urge you to check any security job offer you apply for. Just to be on the safe side.

    First thing’s first, check if the company has a website. If they don’t, don’t trust that they’re legitimate.
    Secondly, check that the address they give you is real – you can always do a quick search on Google Maps to actually view where they say they are. If you find it’s a field in the middle of nowhere, you can be pretty sure they’re not genuine!
    You should also check the contact details; be suspicious if it’s a personal email address, rather than one specifically for the company.
    If you’re still unsure, check out the Companies House website and do a quick search to see if they’re registered.
    One last thing we’d advice is that as soon as you see a request for an anonymous money transfer, back out. It’s a huge red flag and just not worth the risk.
We hate the idea of someone using our line of business – or any business, for that matter – to con people out of money. How can they sleep at night? How can they go shopping knowing the money they’re paying with isn’t theirs? We shiver at the very thought! Rossi Security wants to stop this once and for all, and that starts with raising awareness to the public and those who could fall victim to these bogus advertisements. By knowing what’s going and what to look out for, we hope we’ve made you a little less susceptible to the lures of these criminals.
If you think you’ve found a fraudulent security job advertisement, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
If you’ve fallen victim to fraud such as this, we urge you to contact the police. If you don’t take a stand, you won’t be the last.