Recruitment scams

Fraudsters contact people who are looking for work and offer jobs, posing as Amec Foster Wheeler

We treat such abuse seriously and any reports of such fraudulent activity are dealt with by our own security team, often in conjunction with legal organisations and law enforcement, as appropriate. 

By publishing details of such abuses we aim to reduce the opportunities for the scammers to profit from their activities and to prevent individuals falling victim to fraudulent practices.

DO NOT send money to further employment prospects.
Amec Foster Wheeler never requests money for such purposes

DO NOT respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people you are unfamiliar with

DO NOT supply personal or financial data to persons you do not know

DO NOT continue to communicate in any way if you suspect the originator may be fraudulent

You should report the fraudulent offer to us by emailing

We will require the following information:

The original email content including subject line

The full ‘header’ and ‘router’ data in order to trace the email's path through the internet to your email system (this is only available to the original recipient)
This data can help in tracing the location of where the email originated. The ‘header’ and ‘router’ data is generated automatically for every email sent, but systems do not normally display such data on the front screen.
How to retrieve the ‘header and ‘router’ data

Forward the complete email message to us at
Do not change or alter the message content in any way

Keep all subsequent messages received from the scammers to assist us with any future investigation if necessary

You should consider contacting your local police authority and provide all the information you have received from the sender

If you are interested in working for Amec Foster Wheeler, you should apply via our official website.
Here, you can search and apply for any vacancies or upload your CV/resume for any upcoming openings.

A scam/fake recruitment offer is an attempt to obtain cash from victims by offering jobs that do not exist.

Such scams are conducted via the internet using either fake company websites, or by sending unsolicited emails purporting to be from an Amec Foster Wheeler employee or from our company careers site. The scammers request personal data and cash on the pretext that this is to finalise the fake employment opportunity.

Amec Foster Wheeler would never ask for payment to progress a job application.

Scammers search websites looking for job seekers and potential victims. Once identified, a series of bogus email messages are forwarded culminating in what appears to be a lucrative employment offer. The emails are sophisticated and often include the names of genuine company employees in an attempt to add credibility

The victim is asked to supply sensitive personal and financial data and complete fake employment documents such as application forms, visa forms, banking details, employment terms and conditions, etc. The forms provided often display Amec Foster Wheeler’s company name and trademark without authority. Scammers often urge victims to speed-up completion of documents provided

Cash demands are made to speed up the application or to facilitate employment in the country offered. They state that money is required to cover visas, documents for immigration purposes, clearance with border agencies, passport clearance, accommodation, transportation, etc, and that payment is necessary to facilitate the victim’s entry into the destination country

In some instances they appear to pass the individual to the immigration authorities or solicitors who can help with the process, emulating their email address and logo, and again often using a real person’s name. They also sometimes state that the money paid will be refunded on arrival in the country of destination - it won't be!

They use mobile telephone numbers starting +44 (0)70 or message forwarding types, rather than official company telephone numbers

Genuine correspondence from Amec Foster Wheeler will be sent from an email ending in From time to time, you may receive an email from one of our recruiters, directly from an @icims email address or equivalent (e.g

Genuine correspondence from Amec Foster Wheeler will be sent from an email ending in

It is never sent from a Google, Yahoo, Hotmail or other internet hosted account.

All our emails and internet pages are hosted via

Particularly sophisticated scammers can clone the address to make it look as if their email has come from Amec Foster Wheeler. However, when hitting the Reply button, the address showing in the browser switches from to a similar looking address.

So, to be sure you are emailing a genuine address, don’t use the Reply button but instead type in the address manually.

All vacancies at Amec Foster Wheeler are listed on our website. Please visit careers where you can search and apply for jobs or register your CV/resume for future openings.

Please be aware that our recruiter’s may contact you via a private message on LinkedIn. Our recruiter’s use LinkedIn to network with individuals who they feel may have the required qualifications, skills and abilities to work at Amec Foster Wheeler.