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WARNING: Scammers using AP Executive brand name on WhatsApp, Telegram and other online chat platforms

  • Publish Date: Posted 02 October 2023
  • Author: AP Group

​Beware of Recruiter Impersonators on WhatsApp!

AP Executive in Switzerland has received reports of fraudulent messages circulating on WhatsApp and Telegram, with individuals posing as recruiters affiliated with AP Executive. These scammers are promoting fake job opportunities and attempting to extract personal information from recipients (more details available here).

Job seekers, please be cautious of a prevalent scam targeting individuals like yourself. Fraudsters might approach you with enticing job offers to obtain your personal data or request payment. Much like phishing emails or text messages imitating banks or mobile providers, these scammers aim to exploit your information through deceptive tactics.

Protect Yourself from Scams:

  1. Exercise Caution with Unsolicited Communication:

    1. Verify Details: Our recruiters do not initiate contact via WhatsApp for new roles. If contacted on WhatsApp claiming to be from AP Executive, cross-verify details on our official websites. If suspicious, block the number and report the scam to local authorities.

    2. Research the Company: Check the legitimacy of the company online. Verify if the recruiter's name matches those listed on the company's official website or contact page.

    3. Cross-Check Contact Details: Ensure the WhatsApp number aligns with the official company contact information. Report any discrepancies.

  1. Protect Personal Information:

    1. Limit Sharing: Avoid sharing sensitive information unless confident in the recruiter's authenticity.

    2. Privacy Settings: Adjust WhatsApp privacy settings to restrict access to your profile, status, and personal information.

    3. Two-Step Verification: Activate two-step verification on WhatsApp for enhanced security.

    4. Beware of Links: Refrain from clicking on links without verifying the communication's authenticity.

  1. Watch for Warning Signs:

Be alert to poor grammar, unusual email addresses, unrealistic offers, and demands for urgent action. Authentic communications from AP Executive will be professional, clear, and allow ample time for consideration.

  1. Secure Your Personal Information:

Refrain from sharing sensitive data with unknown contacts, especially over unofficial platforms. AP Executive will only request such information through secure channels during the official recruitment process.

  1. Spread Awareness:

Share this information with friends, family, and fellow job seekers to raise awareness about scams impersonating AP Executive. Collective awareness helps protect everyone from falling victim to these scams.

  1. Direct Contact with AP Executive:

If in doubt, contact AP Executive directly through our official channels to validate the authenticity of any communication.

Stay vigilant, and together, let's safeguard against these scams targeting job seekers.


AP Executive are committed to ensuring the safety and security of our candidates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these scammers and assure you that we are actively working to combat this issue. Stay vigilant, follow the guidelines mentioned above, and remember, if in doubt, contact us directly.

AP Executive is registered with the relevant authorities and trade bodies and complies with all international data protection laws and our staff are fully trained.

Any scam or unauthorised use of AP Executive brand and details are not the reflection of service provided by the organisation.