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‘Hundreds’ of jobseekers victims of 'recruitment scam'

Hundreds of vulnerable jobseekers may have been conned out of money as part of a recruitment scam, a BBC investigation has uncovered.

A man using the name John Phillips is alleged to have offered non-existent jobs and charged applicants up to £480 in "accreditation fees".

The BBC found many victims went on to unwittingly recruit further applicants.

Safer Jobs, an agency which fights fraud, said it was the "biggest scam of its kind".

  • 21 Oct 2016