Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!

Subject: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 08:59:50 -0500

*Hey Whirlers:

**I just got a request for a tech writer job from this company, with a
request to send them a bunch of information they don't need for a
preliminary inquiry, including a request for my complete social security
number! And also a request for the rest of the information that would be
enough to open any kind of credit card or other account in my name. Are they
CRAZY?*
Most people do know this, but just in case you don't: Never EVER send your
SS# in email! Email is not secure, and anyone with a packet sniffer can get
your number, and bingo, you are an identify theft victim.

Here's what they sent me (and I am avoiding these people like the plague,
because WTH are they thinking? And why do they want the SS to begin with?).

Word to the wise--put this one in the spam folder.

PT
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Please fill in the below details for correct submission of your profile to
the client and Send your Updated Resume.
Full Name
Home Phone Number:
Cell Phone:
Hourly Rate:
Full SSN
Work Status (US or GC):
E-Mail Address:
Availability:
Current Location:
Best time for the interview:
Currently Employed:
Willing to Relocate


Avion Systems, Inc.
Phone: 678-935-7157
Email : lokki -at- avionsystems -dot- com
Web :www.avionsystems.com

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