18 – 25 year olds are most defrauded job seekers in Britain
School leavers and graduates are the most defrauded job-seekers
1 in 4 of people scammed has suffered significant negative impact on their health or financial well-being
Hundreds of thousands of soon-to-be-graduates and school leavers will start the hunt for their dream job in the next few months as their final year of college or university comes to an end. With over two thirds of all graduates starting their search online, Get Safe Online, the public private joint internet safety initiative, is urging them to take precautions while looking for jobs.
Figures from the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau based on actual reported crimes across UK police forces show that in 2014, the most defrauded job-seekers were between the ages of 18 and 25. Those aged 23 are the most likely to fall victim to scams when job hunting online.