Security Alert: Impersonation of Robert Half Employees
Robert Half (also referred to herein as the “Company”) would like to alert you to an impersonation scam involving individuals pretending to be Robert Half employees. Some individuals have informed us that they received local or overseas WhatsApp or Telegram Texts with the texters claiming to be Robert Half employees with potential job opportunities. Please be informed that our Company is a licensed employment agency and you can verify our license registration information on the Labour Department Employment Agencies Portal: https://www.eaa.labour.gov.hk/en/search.html
Robert Half takes such incidents seriously. Individuals should be careful with revealing personal and confidential information over the phone to unverified parties. We therefore ask that you exercise utmost caution and to verify the identity of any texter or caller.
What You Should Do If You Receive Such Messages
To safeguard yourself, please be extra careful when you receive an unsolicited message or all other forms of communication asking you to provide confidential or personal information. Under no circumstances should you give personal information including full name to third parties SMS, WhatsApp or any other communication platforms unless you have verified the authenticity of such requests. Should you find the caller or texter to be suspicious, please delete and block the caller on the WhatsApp platform.
Only share your personal information (such as your CV) through our consultants’ work email ([firstname].[lastname]@roberthalf.com.hk) or through the Robert Half website www.roberthalf.com.hk.
How to Verify Authenticity of Message
If you have received a suspicious text message or phone call purportedly from Robert Half Hong Kong, you may call us directly at +852 3653 7300. Do not respond to them or click on any hyperlink.
In the case of suspicious phone calls, you should request for the caller’s full name, telephone number and our Company EA License number.
All our job listings are available on the Robert Half website, with our Company EA License number published. Do verify the job openings mentioned by the sender against those listed on our website if you have any doubts.
Job scams are on the rise and job seekers are advised to be cautious and do their due diligence before responding to unsolicited messages. We continue to maintain the highest level of IT security and wish to emphasize that this hoax is not the result of any compromise to the security of Robert Half systems.
For inquiries concerning this matter, please contact Cathy Chan, Operations Manager, Robert Half Hong Kong at [email protected].