Beware of recruitment agency and job scams in the Netherlands

By: van Orsouw 13-10-2023

Categories:* Daily employment news,

It's a scam! Phishing messages in the name of Together Abroad

Scammers are getting smarter. They now use well-known company names and logos to appear more credible. Recruitment scams are becoming more common as a result. Unfortunately, we also receive reports of scam messages in the name of Together Abroad. This mainly occurs through WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook, and Instagram. Certainly not our intention! Are you in doubt about a message you received from us? Check below for what to do in case of agency fraud or spam through WhatsApp and other social media channels in our name.

We want to emphasize that Together Abroad is not a recruitment agency and we have no jobs and do not offer jobs! These fraudsters exploit the names of various recruitment agencies, including ours ( we are not a recruitment agency), to dupe unsuspecting job seekers and unlawfully collect their private information and money.

If you have been a target of such a scam or someone has attempted to deceive you, we strongly recommend contacting the Dutch non-profit They specialize in assisting individuals who have experienced online abuse and can provide guidance.

We have identified two types of recruitment scams:

How to recognize phishing messages?
Prevention is always better than damage control. So, educate yourself on how to recognize (recruitment) scams, so you don't end up in a tricky situation later. Pay attention to the following:

To avoid falling prey to scams, please consider the following if you're unsure about any recent communication with Together Abroad:

Together Abroad will never:

What to do if you've fallen victim to a scam?
It might be too late, and you've already responded to the scammer's message. It happens to the best of us. What should you do next?

We have escalated this issue to the authorities, and it is currently under investigation.

For further information on this subject, please refer to the resources below:

Fraudehelpdesk - Thuiswerk blijkt oplichting - Fraud & Deception

Stay vigilant,

Together Abroad