Fraudsters target Greencore in recruitment scam

By Michael Stones contact

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Greencore has been targeted by recruitment fraudsters
Greencore has been targeted by recruitment fraudsters

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Convenience food group Greencore has warned fraudsters are targeting the manufacturer as part of a recruitment scam.

Fraudsters may be attempting to recruit staff on behalf of the convenience food firm for a fee, it said.

“Greencore uses a small number of approved recruitment agencies and we do not charge fees for job applications,”​ according to a notice posted on Monday (February 29) on the firm’s website. Read the full notice in the box below.

‘A number of fraudulent emails’

The manufacturer also warned “a number of fraudulent emails”, ​claiming to represent the business had been circulated. This was in addition to letters claiming to come from people working for or on behalf of Greencore Group.

“However, it is not our policy to email people other than those who are customers, suppliers or other contactors of the company,”​ said Greencore.

Anyone who wanted to confirm the validity of any email or letter, or report any communications claiming to come from the firm was invited to email contact.us@greencore.com.

Last week Greencore received a glowing report for its progress in the UK and US, after a meeting between its management and city analysts and investors on February 25.

The own-­label food manufacturer was described as a “potent force”​ in the UK chilled prepared food market with “deepening and strengthening foundations in the US too”,​ by Shore Capital analysts Clive Black and Darren Shirley.

Fraudster warning

“We are also aware that some fraudsters may attempt to recruit staff on behalf of Greencore for a fee.

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In Greencore’s US market, they said “a firm basis for long ­term growth seems to have been created”.

Big Video Debate on fraud

Meanwhile, the Food Manufacture Group is staging a Big Video Debate on food fraud at the Foodex trade event on Tuesday April 19, between 14.00 and 15.00.

Taking part in the panel discussion – Food and drink fraud: protecting your supply chains – will be a range of industry experts.

Confirmed speakers include: 

  • Andy Morling, head of the Food Standards Agency’s Food Crime Unit
  • Professor Tony Hines, director of global regulatory services and crisis management, Leatherhead Food Research
  • Professor Lisa Jack is head of the Food Fraud Group at the University of Portsmouth 

The debate will be filmed and selected highlights published on FoodManufacture.co.uk.

For more information, email Mike Stones​.

Foodex 2016 – the premier trade event for the food and drink processing, packaging, ingredients and logistics industries – will take place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, between April 18–20.

Greencore's fraud warning

“Greencore takes anti-fraud procedures seriously and is aware that a number of fraudulent emails and letters are currently in circulation claiming to come from people working for or on behalf of Greencore Group. However, it is not our policy to email people other than those who are customers, suppliers or other contractors of the company.

“We are also aware that some fraudsters may attempt to recruit staff on behalf of Greencore for a fee. Greencore uses a small number of approved recruitment agencies and we do not charge fees for job applications. You can browse current jobs at Greencore on our website.

“If you wish to confirm the validity of any email or letter, or report any communications claiming to come from us please do so through contact.us@greencore.com.”

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