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October 17, 2006 / Toby Dayton

We All Need To Help Prevent Online Scams

As everyone well knows (or should), online job boards are one of the most lucrative places for identity thieves to troll for victims. Posting fake jobs, sending emails to job seekers from supposed employers, and poring through resume databases to search for personal information are just a few ways in which criminals are stealing identities. Unfortunately, not enough companies are doing their part to help prevent criminals and scam-artists from taking advantage of unsuspecting people. Assuring that sites are secure, that data is securely maintained, and that adequate privacy policies are in place and adhered to are just some of the steps that every online job board should take to help do their part. Furthermore, sites and publications that allow scam-artists to publish classifieds that take advantage of people should be lambasted for helping facilitate horrendous behavior. It’s difficult, time-consuming, and potentially costly to monitor and control, but if everyone in the industry decides that they will do what they can, everyone benefits. A good site that I just came across on the topic is www.lookstoogoodtobetrue.com which also contains a special section for job scams.

[tags]Job Boards, Identity Theft, Online Scams, Job Scams, Recruitment Advertising, Fake Resumes, Classifieds[/tags]