Recruitment scams

Recruitment scams

Rio Tinto is one of the world's leading mining and metals companies and, like a number of other companies, is subject to organisations or individuals falsely representing it without the Group’s knowledge or approval. Read on for details and advice about known recruitment scams, and how to find out about legitimate job opportunities with Rio Tinto.


+ Recruitment scam in India

Rio Tinto has been made aware of false employment offer letters being distributed in India. Contact us immediately via recruitment.support@riotinto.com if you have received something similar or would like to validate your correspondence.

Please be vigilant to such fraudulent activity. We urge all individuals to contact us if in doubt. Rio Tinto and its third-party affiliates do not seek up-front payments for recruitment services and strongly advise to carefully check before responding to such correspondence.

+ Email scam: recruitment support

Rio Tinto has recently become aware of spam emails being received by candidates from its recruitment support inbox. Individuals are being notified of bank account closures from BancoEstado and asked to click on various links.

Rio Tinto has no association with this organisation, anything they have advertised or their request for information. Individuals are encouraged to remain vigilant against such spam emails or to authenticate validity before clicking on links.

Candidates are still able to contact the recruitment team via recruitment.support@riotinto.com for general queries.

+ Online recruitment scam: Facebook advertisements

Rio Tinto has become aware of hoax advertisements for employment opportunities with Rio Tinto on Facebook.

An organisation named Job in a Click has been promoting advertisements related to employment opportunities at Rio Tinto on their Facebook page. These job advertisements were in no way endorsed by Rio Tinto.

Respondents who clicked on the advertisements were redirected to their website http://jobinaclick-au.koiterm.com/ and asked to register for an account in order to apply. Individuals were subsequently requested to complete and return a form containing sensitive personal data.

Rio Tinto has no association with this organisation. Anything that this organisation or these individuals may have advertised about employment with Rio Tinto was done without Rio Tinto’s knowledge or approval.

Rio Tinto strongly urges all prospective candidates to check carefully before clicking on any Facebook advertisements of this nature.

Rio Tinto roles are advertised through Available jobs and this is the legitimate place to view and apply for roles with Rio Tinto.

+ Online recruitment scam: Western Australia

Recently Rio Tinto became aware of hoax advertisements for employment opportunities with Rio Tinto. Respondents to the advertisements were requested to email their CV to apply@riotintojobs.com. Individuals were subsequently requested to complete and return a form containing sensitive personal data.

These advertisements were not placed by Rio Tinto and the recruitment process was in no way endorsed by Rio Tinto.

Rio Tinto has no association with these organisations or individuals. Anything that those organisations or individuals may have advertised about employment with Rio Tinto was done without Rio Tinto’s knowledge or approval.

Rio Tinto strongly urges all prospective candidates to check carefully before responding to any advertisements of this nature.

Rio Tinto roles are advertised through Available jobs and this is the legitimate place to view and apply for roles with Rio Tinto.

+ Recruitment scam in Guinea (Simandou Project)

Rio Tinto has become aware that a number of unidentified agencies are brokering opportunities for employment with our Simandou project in Guinea.

The unidentified individual or groups are currently advertising for a range of roles and are not operating as authorised agents for Rio Tinto.

Recently, these companies have been using LinkedIn and are approaching unsuspecting external candidates directly. There are approximately 200 known cases in the last 12 months.

Personal data is requested by the unknown parties including passport details and profile information. Following an online interview using windows messenger, a job offer is made by the company’s where after they issue fraudulent Rio Tinto contracts and particulars. An advanced fee is then requested for the processing of visa’s and associated administration.

The known details of the companies are Global Recruitment, M and J recruitment associates, SW6 recruitment and associates agency and Immigration Attorney Consultancy Service Guinea.

Companies details

Global Recruitment:

globalrecruit@fastservice.com

guineaimmigrationconsultant@consultant.com

Tel: +224623798486

M and J Recruitment:

mjrecruitments@consultant.com

Tel: +224620899530

SW6 recruitment:

sw6.recruitmentcenter@job4u.com

sw6.recruitmentcenter@gmail.com

Tel: +224-662-229-153

Rue 45e73 Commecial Boulevard, Cammayenne - Guinea, West Africa

Immigration Attorney Consultancy Service Guinea:

Barrister Fadiga Lamarana SOW.
4eme Ave, Immeuble Sandervalia Boulevard de Kaloum,
République de Guinea

Expert Afric:

Danso Camara
Tel: +224628537335
HR Manager
Expert Afric Recruitment

expertafric@consultant.com

Rio Tinto recruitment practices

For the avoidance of doubt, Rio Tinto’s approach with regards to recruitment companies operating on our behalf is as follows:

  • We do not partner with a recruitment agency that requests money upfront to support a visa application or similar.
  • We do not partner with a recruitment agency that interviews candidates for a role by OCS/Messenger or an equivalent, in isolation.
  • We would not, as a common practice, authorise a recruitment partner to advertise remuneration details or salary packages for roles for which we are recruiting.

Advice

If an external person reports suspicious activity or is approached by an unsolicited party, the general advice to be provided to them is:

  • Approved Rio Tinto agents will be from recognised and reputable organisations that are able to identify themselves through primary phone numbers, email addresses and a company website
  • Check their credentials and research them thoroughly
  • Ask the individual or group to provide details (contact names, email addresses, telephone numbers etc.) of their Rio Tinto contact and verify with them directly before providing any details
  • Unless verified, do not send anyone your personal details or money
  • Report to the relevant local authorities in your country of residence if you become a victim of fraud

+ Hoax newspaper advertisement: Western Australia

Recently Rio Tinto became aware of hoax newspaper advertisements for employment opportunities with Rio Tinto. Respondents to the advertisements were taken through a false recruitment process, purportedly for employment opportunities in Western Australia (which, upon enquiry, mentioned Rio Tinto mines), and were asked to make an up-front payment to cover airfares and other expenses.

These advertisements were not placed by Rio Tinto and the recruitment process was in no way endorsed by Rio Tinto.

Rio Tinto has no association with these organisations or individuals. Anything that those organisations or individuals may have advertised about employment with Rio Tinto was done without Rio Tinto’s knowledge or approval. Neither Rio Tinto nor any recruitment agency engaged by Rio Tinto would seek an up-front payment from a prospective employee to travel to a place of interview.

Rio Tinto strongly urges all prospective candidates to check carefully before responding to any advertisements of this nature.

Rio Tinto roles are advertised through Available jobs and this is the legitimate place to view and apply for roles with Rio Tinto.