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    A strange thing happened the other day and now I'm getting slightly concerned, but might be worrying about nothing.

    The other day I got a call on my work desk phone from a recruiter. I asked where he got my work number from and he said he found me on linkedin and called my company's switchboard. He was trying to get me to apply for a job he was advertising because I was a perfect match yada yada. I said this is not something I want to talk about at work and agreed to give him my mobile so we can have a conversation after work.

    He called me later on and explained the role. I was intersted so I agreed to send my cv through.

    He seemed legitimate, I looked him up on linkedin before sending him anything and he exists there - plus I know the profile is his because he messaged me on there too. But after I emailed my cv I didn't recieve an email back. I sent a follow up email and still no reply.

    The reason I'm concerned is because I'm now doubting he's legitimate. The problem is if he's not then he now has my cv with work history and some personal details (name, address, email, number).

    What can a person do with these details? Do you think I should be concered? I started to worry he was initiating some kind of fraud or trying to use me to hack my company or something.

    Is this normal behaviour of a recruiter?
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    (Original post by DaniDaredevil)
    A strange thing happened the other day and now I'm getting slightly concerned, but might be worrying about nothing.

    The other day I got a call on my work desk phone from a recruiter. I asked where he got my work number from and he said he found me on linkedin and called my company's switchboard. He was trying to get me to apply for a job he was advertising because I was a perfect match yada yada. I said this is not something I want to talk about at work and agreed to give him my mobile so we can have a conversation after work.

    He called me later on and explained the role. I was intersted so I agreed to send my cv through.

    He seemed legitimate, I looked him up on linkedin before sending him anything and he exists there - plus I know the profile is his because he messaged me on there too. But after I emailed my cv I didn't recieve an email back. I sent a follow up email and still no reply.

    The reason I'm concerned is because I'm now doubting he's legitimate. The problem is if he's not then he now has my cv with work history and some personal details (name, address, email, number).

    What can a person do with these details? Do you think I should be concered? I started to worry he was initiating some kind of fraud or trying to use me to hack my company or something.

    Is this normal behaviour of a recruiter?
    Yes this is common practice, unfortunately, they can just ignore you because your CV wouldn't be the only one. Next time, make sure it's a trusted Recruiter.
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    (Original post by DaniDaredevil)
    A strange thing happened the other day and now I'm getting slightly concerned, but might be worrying about nothing.

    The other day I got a call on my work desk phone from a recruiter. I asked where he got my work number from and he said he found me on linkedin and called my company's switchboard. He was trying to get me to apply for a job he was advertising because I was a perfect match yada yada. I said this is not something I want to talk about at work and agreed to give him my mobile so we can have a conversation after work.

    He called me later on and explained the role. I was intersted so I agreed to send my cv through.

    He seemed legitimate, I looked him up on linkedin before sending him anything and he exists there - plus I know the profile is his because he messaged me on there too. But after I emailed my cv I didn't recieve an email back. I sent a follow up email and still no reply.

    The reason I'm concerned is because I'm now doubting he's legitimate. The problem is if he's not then he now has my cv with work history and some personal details (name, address, email, number).

    What can a person do with these details? Do you think I should be concered? I started to worry he was initiating some kind of fraud or trying to use me to hack my company or something.

    Is this normal behaviour of a recruiter?

    Calm down
 
 
 
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