Phishing warning – scam WhatsApp messages from those pretending to be Marc Brunel Recruitment

We have been made aware of an ongoing scam on WhatsApp that specifically targets job seekers, falsely using our company name, Marc Brunel Recruitment. Over the past week, several accounts have emerged, posing as Marc Brunel Recruitment staff and offering remote work opportunities. We strongly suspect that these messages are part of a phishing scam designed to acquire personal information or request payments.

If you receive a message on WhatsApp claiming to be from Marc Brunel Recruitment or one of our consultants, we urge you to take the following steps: first, report the message, and then delete it without responding.

Our team of specialist automotive-focused recruiters would never initiate contact with you via WhatsApp, unless you are a candidate with whom we have an established relationship, and you have explicitly requested communication through this platform. We conduct our business in a professional manner and primarily reach out to you via email, text or telephone calls.

We extend our gratitude to those who have brought this scam to our attention and provided evidence of the messages received. If you wish to report anything or have concerns about the legitimacy of any communication you’ve received, please feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 208 629 6800 or via email at

Here are some tips on identifying fraudulent messages:

  1. You weren’t expecting the message
  2. It originates from an unfamiliar number or email address
  3. It contains links
  4. It appears too good to be true, often promising unrealistic salaries or working arrangements
  5. The sender requests money or personal details, including your CV
  6. The message is poorly written and contains spelling or grammatical errors

We apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing and assure you that we are actively investigating the best approach to address this issue. In the meantime, we remain at your disposal.

– Akash Cheeda

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