Privacy Concerns

Unsolicited contact

We are aware of fraudsters approaching members of the public completely at random—often via WhatsApp, email, or LinkedIn—and purporting to be consultants from our organization.

We’re genuinely sorry you’ve been affected in this way. Please be aware that these individuals you have been contacted by don’t work for us or represent us in any way. We are investigating who they are with the appropriate authorities (including the ICO).

We would also like to reassure you that these messages are absolutely not as a result of any access to our data.

Should you receive a call, email, or WhatsApp message purporting to be from our organization that doesn’t look right, we would suggest you get in touch with us at:

Be scam aware

Below are examples of how scammers may target you by pretending to be consultants from a recruitment company.

Remember, if in any kind of doubt—or if you see any of the below behaviours—please contact a Grafton branch manager at any of our branches or contact us at

Here’s what to look out for

  • Individuals claiming to be consultants who ask you for financial details; money; or the payment of a fee (for whatever reason).
  • Individuals claiming to be consultants who approach you in ways that simply don’t feel right (lack of contact information; fake-looking profile information; correspondence that feature poor spelling and grammar)
  • Communications that guarantee an income or guarantee employment

Please be aware

  • Grafton Recruitment is part of Gi Group Holding.
  • At Grafton:
    • We’ll never ask you for a direct payment of any kind or for your financial information
    • Our emails will always come from an official email address.
    • Our website is

How to check our website is legitimate

  • Since fraudsters are getting ever more sophisticated, there have been instances where official websites have been cloned. To check if that website is legitimate, please verify the SSL certificate (by clicking on the padlock on the far left of the URL). If this doesn’t exist, this could mean the website is a fake.

If you’re not sure, reach out

  • If you feel you have been the victim of a fraud, please contact Action Fraud.
  • Alternatively, if you have been approached by someone who is purporting to be from Grafton, but whom you are suspicious of, please contact us by email or by phone at any of our branches here, or email us at