Are you looking for a new job? Thieves may be targeting you. Fraudsters will build fake websites and job ads that ask for personal information like name, address, Social Security number, and more. Thieves may even send out email alerts about a job posting or a position that you are qualified for.
Don’t let the desperation of a job search cause you to fall victim to identity fraud. Never give out personal information online. Do not give out your Social Security number until you have been hired at a company and are completing new hire paperwork.
When providing any information online, think logically about if it is “too good to be true” and treat that as your warning sign. A resume is full of your personal information so be careful who you give it to.