Criminal gangs exploit Internet employment sites

Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 7:42 AM EST

Help wanted: money launderer.

Online job sites like Monster.com, CareerBuilder and HotJobs have given employers a better way to find workers, but it turns out that crime rings are targeting the sites, too.

In a recent scam, for example, credit-card thieves found unwitting money launderers through Monster.com, then left their "employees" on the hook for thousands of dollars in debts and possible criminal liability when the fraud was discovered. The aftermath has left the victims angry at the job sites, which have been forced to defend their screening procedures while acknowledging their vulnerability to criminals.

By Bob Tedeschi at the International Herald Tribune.

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