RE: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!

Subject: RE: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!
From: "Technical Writing Plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'Will Husa'" <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:57:42 -0600

As I understand, the original complaint had to do with the offending company
or recruiter asking for the SSN *over e-mail*.

Jim Jones |

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Subject: Re: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!

Ameritech (Ma Bell) is one of those companies that require a SSN before you
can apply to them for a job. As a result, I've never been able to apply to
them through a recruiter.

Will Husa ...
If this is a genuine opportunity, I'd call the person who sent the email and

explain my concerns or I'd respond with everything but my SSN. If they
need it, they'll call. Some major corporations do track submissions of
contractor information by SSN.
Mike Starr ...

Pro TechWriter wrote:
> *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
> 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
> 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
> ===============================
> 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
> -------------------------------------


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