We have become aware that members of the public are receiving emails which contain fraudulent employment offers with Crossrail.
Please be aware of this kind of fraud and that it is normally done through online services such as bogus websites or through unsolicited emails and even text messages claiming to be from Crossrail. The aim of the fraud is to obtain personal information or money from you.
Please note that we will never request any of the following:
- Request money (e.g. for ‘visa fees’, taxes, a percentage of travel expenses)
- Request personal information such as bank account details.
- Send emails from free web-based email accounts such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail or Live.com.
- Issue offers of employment in international locations.
- Use poorly formatted documentation.
Additionally you should be aware of other recruitment fraud which can include advance fees for a job offer or gifts and prizes in exchange for co-operation.
There are many variations associated with fraud - the names and logos of large projects such as Crossrail are often used to try to convey authenticity.
We recommend that you do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people claiming to work for, or be associated with Crossrail. If you believe you have received a fraudulent communication, we would advise that you contact Action Fraud any time of the day or night using their online tool or by calling 0300 123 2040.