Recruitment Fraud-Things to be aware of

What is recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is on the rise.  It happens when a fraudster claims to be a recruitment agent, hiring you for a job – which can be overseas – that doesn’t exist.  Often they are hopeful of getting either money or personal data, for use in identity theft.  Often, company employee names and logos are used to try to convey legitimacy.

We are aware

Ergo Consulting is not excluded from fraud, we are aware that people are being offered fake employment opportunities from individuals and organisations claiming to represent Ergo Consulting.  

The Ergo Consulting name and logo have been used on documentation without our authority.

What should you do if you've been a victim of employment fraud?

Stop ALL communication with the ‘agency’ but make a note of their details and report it to Netsafe

If you’ve given them any money, contact your bank IMMEDIATELY.

Ergo Consulting Recruitment Practices

Ergo is taking this matter very seriously, and we are working to raise awareness to help prevent people from becoming victims of the employment scams.

If you are unsure of the legitimacy of the letter of offer you gave received; please review our guidance below:

  • Our email address domain is  We will never use Gmail/yahoo/hotmail or any other non-official email account to communicate with potential candidates.
  • Formal Interview. Ergo will not make any job offers without performing a formal interview process in one of our New Zealand offices. 
  • We will NEVER ask for money as part of the recruitment process.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I receive a suspicious job scam email?

Please report it to

If you have disclosed any banking details, please contact your bank IMMEDIATELY.


How do I protect my data and accounts from online job scams?

Keep your personal information secure and be sure to think carefully before entering your details online, or giving them to someone.

If you are unsure of the legitimacy of the offer, do a search on the company name, and compare the information you find against what you have been sent. 

If you believe you have been the victim of recruitment fraud, we advise you to contact your local authorities.

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