Email Scam Alert !

29/07/2011

We have become aware that some people have received recruitment emails claiming to be issued by the Royal Victoria Hospital, asking you to supply personal details.

These emails are fraudulent and have not been issued by, or on behalf of the Royal Victoria Hospital or the Belfast Trust. We advise anyone who receives such an email to delete it as soon as possible.

Our recruitment procedure

Belfast Trust does not issue direct emails regarding recruitment, and will never ask individuals to supply personal information via email, or ask you to pay for any recruitment or immigration services.

All our recruitment advertising and application is done through the secure website hscrecruit.com.  If you are interested in working for Belfast Trust, please go to hscrecruit.com


Fake website

The fraudulent emails will include a link to a fake website: www.trvh-uk.com. This website has been created by the fraudsters, and is not owned or linked to the Belfast Trust or the Royal Victoria Hospital in any way. 

Recognising the fraudulent emails

The emails may have different formats, but the following screenshot shows an example of what they look like. 

The emails may come from a number of different addresses such as:

  • Careerplacements@live.co.uk
  • Placements101@live.com


What to do

If you believe you have received a fraudulent email and have not yet responded, then:

If you believe you have received a fraudulent email and have already replied to it, then:

  • notify us at info@belfasttrust.hscni.net
  • report it to your local law enforcement for investigation.  If you live in Northern Ireland this will be the PSNI: Tel 0845 600 8000


Practical steps to may also wish to take

If you have received and responded to a fraudulent email, and are worried about identity theft or financial compromise, you may wish to take these additional steps:

  • Contact Local Law Enforcement to report the fraud
  • Contact your bank/financial institutions/creditors so that they can monitor your accounts
  • Contact government agencies (if government issued identifiers are compromised) eg social security number, passport number
  • Contact a credit reference agency to discuss adding a fraud alert to your credit report.
  • Change any passwords for relevant online accounts
  • Monitor financial statements promptly and carefully