Scammers are now posting fake job advertisements, attempting to take advantage of jobseekers desperately seeking work, and SAFERjobs recently reported that it witnessed a 66 percent rise in fake jobs during lockdown. One victim became suspicious when he was told he would need to pay £280 for accreditation before his application could continue. When he approached the fraudster, the conversation became aggressive. Indeed has started to investigate Centric Solutions Staffing System and Hire Works Staffing, both companies that posted advertisements on the site. Keith Rosser, Chair at SAFERjobs, said job seekers should look for: poorly worded or generic job adverts with little to no barriers to applying; pressure during the hiring process to act quickly; a request for money upfront for various “services”; and a request for large amounts of personal data early in the process.