What is recruitment fraud?

Recruitment fraud is a sophisticated scam offering job opportunities that do not exist. This type of fraud normally takes place via online services such as fake websites, or through unsolicited emails claiming to be from a business, but using public email addresses, such as gmail.com, yahoo.com or live.com. Recipients are requested to provide personal information and eventually payments, sometimes to process job applications or pay for certain fees associated with the application for the position.