Privacy watchdog warns job seekers to beware

Friday, 22 April 2005, 2:48 PM EST

Online fraudsters are increasingly taking advantage of vulnerable job seekers by using online résumés to steal their identity, a privacy expert warned this week.

The threats range from job fraud, where a criminal group poses as a legitimate employer to launder money, to the sale of résumé details to database companies for use in background checks.

By Robert Lemos at SecurityFocus.

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