Scam Warning

Thank you for your interest in Hudson RPO. We encourage you to explore job opportunities at Hudson RPO or at one of the client companies we represent.

Please be aware of internet, email and telephone scams in which scammers may try to take advantage of job candidates by pretending to represent well-known companies, including Hudson RPO. Intended victims may be invited to participate in fake interviews, asked to complete fictitious employment applications and issued bogus offer letters in order to entice victims to pay money or to provide sensitive personal information.

Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • Never provide payment to participate in the hiring process. This includes requests to invest in training or purchase special kits. Apart from previously agreed-upon reimbursable travel expenses, Hudson RPO representatives will never require you to pay money at any point during the hiring process.
  • Hudson RPO recruiters will always use an email from Hudson RPO or the companies we represent. Recruiting communications from free e-mail accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail should be considered with caution. Be suspect. Also be wary of job offers that do not require an interview or job openings that are vague.
    If an unsolicited job opportunity appears too good to be true, it probably is.
  • Never provide your birth date, social security number, national insurance number, bank account information, or other sensitive personal information to a recruiter.
  • Today, most recruiters and their companies can be found on sites such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor. If you are unsure about a person or a company, it is a good idea to check these types of sites to see if they have a valid individual or company profile on these types of popular sites.

Frequently Asked Questions for Recipients of Phishing and Smishing Messages

Phishing is a cybercrime in which scammers impersonate legitimate entities, often through emails, to trick individuals into revealing personal, financial, or sensitive information. Smishing is a variant of phishing that occurs via text messages (SMS) or other mobile messaging platforms. 

You may have fallen victim to a phishing or smishing scam if you’ve shared sensitive information, such as passwords, credit card details, or personal identification, in response to a fraudulent message. Unexplained financial transactions or unusual account activity can also be signs. 

Never share personal identification numbers (PINs), Social Security numbers, bank account details, credit card numbers, passwords, or any other sensitive information in response to unsolicited or suspicious messages or emails. 

Depending upon the nature of the information you have shared, immediately change your passwords, contact your financial institutions to report the incident, and consider freezing or monitoring your credit. If you shared personal information, be vigilant for identity theft. Report the incident to law enforcement and your email or messaging provider. 

Contact your local law enforcement agency, or your country’s equivalent cybercrime reporting agency to report the incident.  

For the UK, report to Action Fraud. 

For the US, report to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).  

For Europe, report to Europol 

Common signs include unsolicited messages, misspelled or suspicious sender addresses, urgent language, requests for personal information, unfamiliar URLs (i.e., and opportunities that seem too good to be true. 

Verify the sender’s email address, check for spelling and grammar errors, or simply contact us through official channels to confirm the message’s authenticity or the status of the individual potentially impersonating one of our employees. 

In our communications, we primarily use emails from our official domains – or, and any other email addresses not containing these domains should not be considered genuine. While we may occasionally use text messaging and other messaging apps, but we stress that you validate the identity of the person sending the communication prior to sharing any personal information (you can do this by asking them to send an email from the official domains). For direct messaging via LinkedIn, please verify the employee’s association with Hudson RPO by checking if they appear under the ‘People’ tab on our LinkedIn company page, as a LinkedIn bio alone is not a confirmation of employment with our company.

We will never need to know your bank details or request payment in connection with recruiting you for a role. Any messages which request this will be scams. We may ask for sensitive information, but please be aware that this will occur at the offer stage and will be relevant to the role you are applying for – i.e. we may request information on criminal convictions but this will only ever be in connection with vetting and assessing suitability for a role. If you have doubts around what you have been asked to provide, please contact us via our official channels to verify.   

Do not respond or click on any links. Delete the message and, if possible, report it to us, your email provider, or relevant authorities. 

Phishing and smishing are illegal activities in many jurisdictions. Perpetrators can face criminal charges, fines, and imprisonment if caught and prosecuted. Law enforcement agencies work to track and apprehend cybercriminals. 

Our investigations to date, indicated that there has not been a breach at Hudson RPO or with any of our software providers who support us with recruitment. In most cases, we are confident in this as we generally do not hold any records of your personal data/your personal identifiable information. If you report a communication with us, we will confirm this fact as soon as we practically can.  

We are unable to confirm this fact. Our suspicions that your contact details may have been scraped from publicly available online sources such as job boards, social media profiles, lists of previous compromised email addresses etc. In the event of recipients of WhatsApp messages, contact numbers may have simply been chosen at random. 

We have reported this to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, as the majority of victims have been UK-based. However, we are seeing increases in other jurisdictions and where appropriate similar reports will be made. 

“Hi, hope your well. I’m Iris Burton from Hudson Recruitment Group. We have a Job opportunity that I would really like to share with you. Kindly may I proceed.” 

“Sorry, I’m Sandy from Hudson Recruitment. If you don’t mind, may I share with you our latest job opportunity? Thank you very much.” 

“Hi, my name is Sandy. I am a recruitment consultant for Hudson. We have received your job application. Are you still looking for a job?” 

“Hi. Good morning. I’m Layla Burton from Hudson Recruitment Company and we have a work proposition that could be suitable for you. Can I provide you further information about it?” 

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  • Eunice 
  • Gary Fischer
  • Iris Burton
  • Iris Hughes
  • Layla Burton
  • Ryan Berry
  • Sandy or Sandie
  • Tony

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