Stay Safe with Salt: Fraud and Scam Alerts

How to spot a recruitment scam and protect yourself

Salt would like to alert you to impersonation scams involving individuals pretending to be Salt or Salt employees in emails, socials and online messenger services. These messages offer jobs, courses, and more to get your personal info.

Fraudsters and scammers will claim to be a recruitment agency, hiring you for a job that does not exist or to offer you a service relating to recruitment. On social media, they make fake profiles and pages to lure you into bogus recruitment offers with training promises

Unfortunately, these job scams and phishing security tactics are increasing in the recruitment sector. Salt is aware that scammers are unlawfully using our name and logo in an attempt to obtain people’s data.

Ways you can spot a recruitment scam

These scams evolve and change in sophistication regularly. The best way to help prevent yourself from becoming a victim of a job scam is to educate yourself on things to look out for during your job search.

To safeguard yourself please be extra careful when you receive an unsolicited message or all other forms of communication asking you to provide confidential or personal information. Under no circumstances should you give personal information including full name to third parties SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook or any other communication platforms unless you have verified the authenticity of such requests. Should you find the contact to be suspicious, please delete and block the caller.

Our team won’t ask for your personal info or payment details on social media or WhatsApp. And we’ll never ask for fees or money transfers.

Salt email addresses look like this:
If an email doesn’t match this format, don’t answer. You can also check the countries we work in by looking at our menu.

Ways to spot a scam or fake recruiter

🔘Poor grammar in communications.

🔘Poorly written or vague job descriptions.

🔘Communications from a generic address like Gmail or Hotmail.

🔘If you are asked to click on unsolicited links.

🔘If you receive a job offer without a prior interview or call with our team.

🔘If something appears too good to be true, it is likely to be false or misleading.

What you should do if you suspect a scam using Salt name or logo

If you’re not sure about a Salt ad or message, reach out to your local Salt office or email We’ll help confirm if it’s real or not.

🔘Take note of the fraudster’s information and report them to Action Fraud with a screenshot (refer to Resources below).

🔘If you have given any money, contact your bank immediately.

🔘Notify the website or social media platform being used by scammers.

Further Resources

Canada: Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

UK: Action Fraud (National Reporting Centre for Fraud and Cybercrime)

US: Internet Crime Complaint Center

Australia: Commonwealth Fraud Centre

New Zealand: Report a Fraud

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Police

International: Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

International: Interpol – Fraud Awareness

Asia: Asian Development Bank (ADB)


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