Friday, July 31, 2009

Equifax advisers job seekers on identity protection


Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies, has an important story in its July 2009 newsletter, “How Identity Thieves Target Job Seekers: How to Stay Safe”. The link is here.

The Atlanta credit reporting company recommends separate email accounts for job hunting (I didn’t do that), and being very wary of jobs like “payment representative.” Also many scams have poor grammar and spelling, due to overseas origin and boiler room operation.

Of course, one should not include social security numbers on resumes (like they once were expected thirty years ago) and not give out bank account or other personal information.

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