We are aware that people are being contacted with fake offers of employment from individuals and organisations claiming to represent Probiotec Limited. The Probiotec Limited name and logo have been used on offers without authority.

If you believe you have received a suspicious email, please forward it to scams@probiotec.com.au


Probiotec’s Recruitment Practices

Probiotec is taking this matter very seriously and is working to raise awareness and ultimately prevent people from becoming victims of employment scams. To check if the communication you have received is legitimate, please review the guidance below:

Verify the email address
Probiotec Limited employees conduct email communications via the domain @probiotec.com.au We will never use Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or any other non-official email account to communicate with potential candidates.

First contact telephone calls are always from an Australian phone number
Probiotec employees always make first contact telephone calls from an Australian phone number; never via text message.

We won’t ask for money
Probiotec never requests money from candidates who seek employment with us. We will never ask for any form of payment as part of the recruitment process for visa fees, taxes, software downloads, training materials, accommodation, background checks or travel expenses.


12 Warning Signs of Recruitment Fraud

  1. The message is not addressed to you personally.
  2. The message does not have a street address, only a post office box or an email address.
  3. The message sender is using a free email address such as Yahoo, Live, Hotmail or Gmail.
  4. Receiving unsolicited communications and/or offers for jobs you did not apply for.
  5. Being asked to provide sensitive identification details – like your date of birth, bank details or a copy of your passport or driver’s licence. Genuine employers won’t need these details until they have made a formal job offer and you have signed the contract.
  6. Being asked to send money in advance to pay for things such as: training materials; travel to an interview or job location; work visas; background and or credit checks.  If you are being asked for money – no matter what the reason given – you are being scammed.
  7. Being asked for financial information to set up a company account or for direct deposits.
  8. A badly written message full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.
  9. The job description is not clear and doesn’t ask for specific skills, qualifications or previous experience.
  10. Being asked to set up a Gmail account and contact the hiring manager through Google Hangout.
  11. Getting viruses or malware onto applicant’s computers and/or mobile devices through attachments or links in the job posting or other communications.
  12. Prompting users to try to log into fake accounts; like phishing schemes where scammers then record the information entered on the fake site and use it to log into the real account.


What should I do if I receive a suspicious job scam email?
If you believe you have received a suspicious email, please forward it to scams@probiotec.com.au


Where do I go for more information?
If you believe you have been the victim of recruitment fraud, we advise you to contact your local authorities.