Job seekers beware. Identity thieves are looking to steal personal information from those searching for employment.
Fake job ads are up 345% over the past three years, according to the U.K. Association for Payment Clearing Services, and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) warns that would-be workers should be careful about providing personal information to purported employers.
The ITRC offers seven tips to help job seekers avoid being scammed:
The ITRC offers additional tips for avoiding identity theft while searching for a job at its Web site.
The personal data stored by your org will always be subject to some risk -- blissful ignorance is no longer an appropriate strategy. InformationWeek has published an independent analysis of this topic. Download the report here (registration required).