Recruitment Fraud Warning


As a prominent global investment firm, an unfortunate consequence of our size and reputation is the potential misuse of our name, brands and reputation by imposters and fraudsters engaging in “phishing” scams seeking personal or confidential information.

It has come to our attention that various individuals and organisations have contacted people offering false employment opportunities with Hayfin.

These scams are fraudulent and intended to obtain money or personal information from unsuspecting job seekers. By making you aware of this, we hope to avoid and ultimately stop victims falling for these types of scams. Please do not provide any personal or financial information and do not send money to anyone you suspect of recruitment fraud.

In connection with Hayfin recruitment, please note:

  • Hayfin does not make offers of employment via social media networks
  • Hayfin does not ask for money or payments from applicants at any point in the recruitment process, nor would we ask applicants to purchase IT or other equipment on our behalf
  • Hayfin does not use recruiting or placement agencies that require any money or payment by applicants
  • Hayfin will not ask applicants to provide personal bank account information
  • All communication with applicants comes from a verifiable Hayfin email address and not from an Internet address such as Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.
  • Where vacancies are genuine there will be multiple, verifiable touch points and contacts with the Hayfin team before any offer, solicitation or request for information is made

If you receive a fraudulent employment request, we advise you to save the message and send to your local law enforcement agency. You may also contact us at info@hayfin.com.

More information on employment scams is available at the following websites:

UK: Recruitment scams (actionfraud.police.uk)

US: Job Scams (Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information)

Canada: Avoiding Employment Scams (vpl.ca)

If you see or lose money to a job scam, you can report it to the FTC at ReportFraud.ftc.gov, Actions Fraud in UK at Action Fraud or your local law enforcement authorities.

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