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Recruitment fraud

EnQuest will never request any payment in return for employment. Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated fraud offering fictitious job opportunities. This type of fraud is normally done through online services such as bogus websites, or through unsolicited e-mails claiming to be from EnQuest. These e-mails request recipients to provide personal information and ultimately payments to progress false applications.

How to identify recruitment fraud

  • The perpetrators will often ask recipients to complete bogus recruitment documentation such as application forms, terms and conditions of employment or visa forms. The EnQuest name and logo is often featured on the documentation without authority

  • There is an early request for personal information such as address details, date of birth, CV, passport details, bank details etc

  • Candidates are requested to contact other companies/individuals such as lawyers, bank officials, travel agencies, courier companies, visa/immigration processing agencies etc

  • E-mail correspondence is often sent from (or to) free web-based e-mail accounts such as,,,, etc

  • The perpetrators frequently use mobile or platform telephone numbers beginning with +44(0)70 instead of official company numbers

  • The perpetrators may even offer to pay a large percentage of the fees requested and ask the candidate to pay the remaining amount

  • There is an insistence on urgency

What should you do?
EnQuest will never request any payment in return for employment. Report a suspected fraud relation to EnQuest by emailing us at Include your contact details together with the information relating to the fraud you suspect.