"We're hearing from a couple of people each week who are having their resume accessed by criminals," said Pam Dixon, executive director of the nonprofit San Diego research organization World Privacy Forum.
Often, the offer is for a so-called remailing job. In one such case reported by the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in San Diego, a woman found a job through the Web site Careeerbuilder.com.
The woman, whose name was not disclosed, was to receive packages in the mail and resend them to an address in Belarus. She was promised a $2,000 monthly salary for the relatively cushy job. When she never got paid -- or even reimbursed for her shipping costs -- she started to investigate and found out that the company didn't exist.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
SFGate has an article about how online resumes can be used by identity thieves and other kinds of criminals. It seems like we're getting to the point where "creative" criminals are leveraging any kind of personal information for gain.