POSTED DATE: 15/08/2023

Warning against fraudulent internet recruitment activities

Our attention has been drawn to the fraudulent activities of persons posing as recruitment agencies or Hexwired employees. The fraud involves sending people a request for personal information, making job offers and/or extorting fees for recruitment-related accommodation or preparation sessions ahead of an interview or assessment centre.

We would like to make it clear that Hexwired never requires candidates to make payment during a recruitment process. If you receive a genuine job offer from us, whether the offer is made directly by Hexwired or through a company, you will not be required to pay any money towards administration fees. We also recommend that you do not disclose personal or financial details to anyone you do not know.

Spot the signs of a fraudulent communication

Recruiters for Hexwired will never ask for any form of payment or banking information. They may ask for the following during a formal interview process or post acceptance of an offer:

  1. Passport information
  2. Personal identification such as your National Insurance number, Social Security number etc.
  3. In addition, you should consider the following to determine the validity of a communication:
  • Are there major spelling or grammatical errors in the communication? Our communications are meticulously reviewed before being sent. We take pride in our strong communication skills. Poor spelling, grammar, or incoherent messages are tell-tale signs of a scam.

  • Fraudulent offers often feature remote or hybrid roles with exceptional perks and high salaries. While appealing, these should raise suspicions. They may also use platforms such Whatapp or Telegram as first point of contact, which we would never do.

  • What is the sender’s email address? Does this seem consistent with previous communications? The Hexwired email format is If you are contacted through a LinkedIn in-mail, please ensure that you review the full profile of the recruiter sending the message to check the legitimacy of the profile
  • Our staff roster doesn’t include individuals named LiiLii, Cherry, Vicky, Lucy, or Jennifer. You can find our team members’ information on LinkedIn, along with their job titles and specialisms. If the information doesn’t match, it’s not us.
  • Who is sending the email? If the email purports to be from a senior executive at the company, you should report this using the contact details below
  • Are you being offered a role without having a formal interview? Legitimate positions involve an interview process. If you’re offered a role instantly without an interview, it’s likely a scam.
  • Are you being told about a role that sits outside the tech industry? We are specialists will not cover jobs such as labourer, cleaner or other non technical roles.
  • If you’re prompted to follow a link, be cautious. Scammers might employ legitimate job postings to lure you into paying fees.
  • We never require candidates to pay any fees, and we never ask for your banking details.

Reporting potentially fraudulent emails

If you are unsure of the legitimacy of a communication you have received, please contact:

Please provide as much information as possible about the role you have applied for as well as the communication you have received.