Cold calling security notice

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is urging employers to be vigilant when dealing with cold calls claiming to be CSCS.

CSCS has received a number of reports from employers confirming that they are receiving calls from people claiming to be employed by CSCS or CITB.

The callers are requesting details of CSCS cardholders employed by the company and claiming that their details need to be updated due to a ‘change in regulations at CSCS”.

CSCS Head of Communications Alan O’Neile said: “These calls are not authorised by CSCS and neither CSCS nor CITB will cold call you to request card details or personal information. This appears to be an attempt at fraudulent activity.

“CSCS takes the issue of fraudulent activity very seriously and it is essential that steps are taken to prevent it. CSCS continues to work closely with CITB and we will share intelligence with the authorities whenever the evidence suggests criminal activity is taking place.”

Should you receive a call requesting CSCS card details, please note down all the information you can from the call and report it to the CITB fraud helpline at report.it@citb.co.uk. Please include your name and contact details in the email.