A Finnish journalist for the Finnish News Agency STT posed as a Ukrainian refugee and applied for potentially fake jobs in Finland, marketed on Ukrainian recruitment websites. Most of the jobs offered on these sites did not require any previous work experience or knowledge of Finnish language but the salary was good, and there were offers with free accommodation and a daily meal included. Some offers were for made-up companies, and some used the names of well-known Finnish companies such as Valio, Paulig, Luhta, Sinebrychoff and Huhtamäki. The journalist contacted a few recruiting agents on these sites. Some agents did not respond after they were asked for more information about the job in question. Some agents also required a recruitment fee of 300 euros in advance before proceeding with the recruitment process or answering any questions. In addition, they required a copy of the job applicant's passport for the recruitment contract. After signing this contract, the applicant would be offered the actual job for which there was no information available in advance.
Source: Yle 22.3.2022