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

Subject: Re: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Technical Writing Plus <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:31:46 -0500

Yes, over email, which is insecure.
Thanks Jim.

PT

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM, Technical Writing Plus <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net
> wrote:

> As I understand, the original complaint had to do with the offending
> company
> or recruiter asking for the SSN *over e-mail*.
>
> Jim Jones
>
> chineseadjuster.webs.com | position.webs.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> lists.techwr-l.com] On Behalf
> Of Will Husa
> Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 1:48 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> 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
> really
> 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
> > 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
> > ===============================
> > 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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Re: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!: From: Will Husa
RE: Recruiter (?) Sets people up for identity theft!: From: Technical Writing Plus

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