Identity theft attacks through false recruiting strategies

If you are like us, you probably do not want to provide all your personal identity information in an email for resume submittals. Most of the individuals collecting personal identity information via email are probably not interested in placing your information into a client’s resume database for employment purposes. Many of them are not even professional recruiters, or your resume would be submitted without a push for the personal identity information. We recommend you find a genuine recruiter or submit your resume to the client companies yourself. A recruiting firm that waits to collect personal identity information via an I-9 and actually provides an interview with the client is the safest bet.

Checking out your state’s legislation related to Business and Commerce to learn more about securing your personal identity information is always a good idea. In Texas, “sensitive information” is defined as name, address, bio-metric data, and identification numbers such as social security numbers. By law, businesses cannot transfer your personal identity information without consent. However, this can be disputed if you do not read the fine print.

Most recruiting firms do not require bio metric data i.e., fingerprints and dna for their assignments; however, this type of data does have specific constraints to its collection. All personal identity information has a required method of transfer across networks; therefore, emailing personal identity information to what seems to be a reputable recruiting firm’s recruiter via email is obviously not insurance that your information will not be abused.

49 thoughts on “Identity theft attacks through false recruiting strategies

  • April 23, 2017 at 7:18 am
    Permalink

    The recruiting firms have a way of burning business for everyone sometimes. A little common sense would go a long way with the rise in identity theft via the internet. What does a credit screen have to do with employment? We as contractors take all the personal identity risks to begin with – many of these firms do not pay relocation, holiday, sick time, or even per diem on contract. We don’t even get bench time on long term contracts. Excellent references and a high profile resume gets you “null” these days; as the recruiting firms just create gaps in our resumes while they place their own bad candidates with one year or less of industry experience into positions.

    Reply
  • April 23, 2017 at 7:20 am
    Permalink

    creative virtuosity is a sole proprietorship. We work on a contractor and subcontractor basis. Some recruiting firms do sometimes see us as competition. And, that we are; as contractors, we do the work in acquiring the contract and staying the contract – during and after the initial interview(s).

    Reply
  • April 23, 2017 at 7:22 am
    Permalink

    Keep in mind, recruiting firms place for many types of clients. Sometimes unethical information collection policies do exist for some firms. Even sole proprietors submit to credit reports as small businesses

    Reply
  • April 24, 2017 at 6:37 pm
    Permalink

    Recruiting firms are malicious, they even attack your websites and education if they think you are competition. The recruiting industries avenues of success really began in layoff assistance. They made all their money buy helping employers end contractors’ assignments and making the contractors look like they were the bad candidates so they could not collect unemployment. During Recession the recruiting industries made billions while contractors literally died of starvation or became homeless due to the sudden shift of the economy. Many people were also subjected to the hurricanes; so, if you were not extremely poor or extremely rich – FEMA definitely did not offer assistance.

    Reply
  • April 24, 2017 at 7:15 pm
    Permalink

    I agree with the gap theory on recruiters and employers. It seems that layoffs are fashionable to every area of business right now. Literally, there is no such thing as a one year contract assignment. And, even if you find one; the employers are “if-y.” The recruiting firms provide too many options for the client employers to look at everything beyond work ethic when seeking a contractor for assignment.

    Technically, if the employer deems you “not a good fit” its because you are too old, too fat, the wrong color, wear perfume, or walked into the office wearing a decent Marciano dress coat with a proper length skirt.

    Good references buys you zilch..; by the time you find a decent placement company interested in placing you; you have eaten through all your savings trying to get a job. It’s kind of like trying to get unemployment from Texas Workforce Commission, you are homeless by the time you get a paycheck.

    Reply
  • April 24, 2017 at 11:02 pm
    Permalink

    Identity theft can happen many ways, individuals collecting personal identity information via open email systems is just one of the many. In reference to recession and unforeseen circumstances like hurricanes; it’s important to keep in mind that desperation can cause people to take risks that they would not normally take to keep their employment or even businesses. Many small businesses began during the time of recession. Unfortunately data loss during hurricane season also helped create business as well.

    The downfall of the economy has created many disgruntled workers who were involved in layoffs and hurt financially by the IT industry and its recruiting strategies.

    Reply
  • April 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm
    Permalink

    creative virtuosity has taken great strides in preventing identity theft related to current internet publication practices. All informational links on this website are verified through secure methods. We take great pride in not releasing company names and addresses on resumes and informational links _______where confidentiality is required.

    creative virtuosity is not a recruiting firm, we do not take personal identity information of clients or potential clients over the phone; nor, do we communicate contractually outside of secure systems.

    As remote technical writers, we seek to prevent slander and libel due to malicious internet attacks. Privacy rights are a part of our skill sets, as we are a sole proprietorship.

    Reply
  • April 26, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    Permalink

    The problem with the recruiting industry and many others types of businesses is that they want “squeaky clean.” But there is no such thing in employment in the US with identity theft at a rise.

    Additionally, many of the students walking into college today are walking in with felonies on their records. Some of the men and women running businesses or in management positions or even in law enforcement – federal or state – did one year or better of actual jail or prison time for drug possession or have family actually doing real time in jail right now. Employers have radically confused the concepts of the diversity candidate with “gay rights,” and domestic violence with violence in the workplace.

    Many recruiters are also too young in the industry to be telling someone with 15 years or better in the industry, that they are not qualified to work. Back in the day, the number one reason not to employ was theft – now, employers look at everything but that.

    Wasn’t it Clinton that got caught with Lewinsky between his legs? I believe there are even a few Mayors and judges that got caught with their pants down or a crack pipe in their mouths recently. But, they got to keep their jobs, right…

    Reply
  • April 27, 2017 at 3:33 am
    Permalink

    With drug use legalized in some states and AA / NA doors in many corporate, state, and government environments; it may be that the recruiting industry needs to get hit with mass lawsuits due to their attack on contractors. A lot of the supposed professional recruiters are stepping over the line on what is acceptable behavior on their parts when a resume is submitted by a contractor.

    Reply
    • April 27, 2017 at 10:10 am
      Permalink

      Right, what a bunch of hypocrites! Their sales teams go to Amsterdam for their senior management meetings – get drunk, high, and thrown in jail – and, when the company overspends on their marketing events – it’s the contractors’ fault; all of the sudden there is a layoff because senior management couldn’t pay the bills and it’s the contractors’ fault – at what point does the company notice that it’s the senior management’s fault when a company can’t pay it’s own payroll company or provide health benefits they promised in their hiring packages to employees?

      Reply
  • April 29, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    Permalink

    You have to watch recruiting agencies these days. They are involved in a lot of scams. Everything from selling software to selling tax credits is open game for recruiting agencies. There is no honor in employment anymore; nor, employment law. Every tax audit, as a contractor, I have look to see if any of the recruiting agencies I was employed by in the past issued a sign on bonus check that they wrote to themselves as taxable income on my tax record. A lot of these agencies do not want to go back to 1099 contracting because it is easier to cheat on taxes when your contractors are on W-2.

    Reply
  • April 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    Permalink

    Identity theft happens in many ways, especially in the area of taxes. Some e-file companies now request that you file the previous year’s return with the current year’s return. If you are a victim of identity theft and the pin number for previous year is on the tax form, the e-file vendor suddenly has it and so does anyone at the IRS willing to upset your tax returns or allow adjustments from employers, without your knowledge. I believe the employers have to notify any employee or former employee through a revised W-2 for an adjustment to occur on the employer’s behalf on your tax accounts. States entities like Texas Workforce Commission and Department of Public Safety also have a lot of internal fraud and corruption issues that allows their employees access to upset identification and tax records for their own criminal means.

    Reply
  • May 1, 2017 at 2:23 am
    Permalink

    A lot of the employers and recruiting agencies do not really have a cause to upset someone’s background like they are these days. They take someone with good references and slander them every year. Then when a lawsuit is filed against the employer or potential employer, the judges make it look like the candidate(s) did something wrong for standing up for their rights to be employed as qualified candidates. A lot of these background screening companies violated laws to push arrest record databases and other junk that would help slander a nation of workers in the U.S. and outside of courtrooms.

    – But, we have “gay rights” in this country – are you honestly going to tell me that everyone that fell into this category of diverse – got their jobs with a clean background screen?

    Reply
  • May 1, 2017 at 4:51 am
    Permalink

    What is it that the Department of Justice poster says….
    “If you have a right to work, don’t let anyone take it away?” Maybe the classifications of discrimination in the area of employment need to be broader due to the public data attacks on citizens’ lives.

    Many people are doing time outside the criminal justice system for people who got away with throwing their traffic tickets or criminal charges on the innocent through public data systems. A lot of public data is garbage and isn’t really allowable by law for release; but is released. Often this causes innocent families to be attacked by power hungry lawyers, vigilante civilians, and corrupt law enforcement.

    Arrest record databases are garbage and do more harm then good in the area of employment and law. In most cases and especially in domestic violence cases there is little to no evidence to support prosecution standards of conviction. Many people can be the actual victims in these situations that are charged just for defending themselves. Employers and potential employers need to be more cognizant of how they attack people outside the courtrooms, in the areas of employment.

    Studies show that more victims sit in the prison cells than the actual “natural born killer” But then its easier to hang an honest man that has a genuine fear of the criminal element and the criminal justice system than it is to hang a real criminal.

    Reply
    • May 1, 2017 at 6:21 am
      Permalink

      Many people are still running pre-screens for employment in this country which is primarily run using public data systems. With the Real ID Act effective in 2008, many state systems have not caught up in identification compliance standards either. There is a lot to consider when attempts are made to run 10 year background screens. If we look back in time, at the history of Information Technology – we know that relational database systems really only became a reality in the late 90’s, we then experienced advancements in fingerprint technologies and further changes to database records such as changes from two digit year to four digit year.

      Public data systems did not become a reality until 2006 in the State of Texas; as this is when Governor Perry signed agreements with the NARA .

      Essentially, state database systems like Department of Public Safety’s could never really be accurate due to budget constraints, data reuse, data abuse, and the number of duplicates still sitting in old systems. Remember we moved from flat file systems to relational databases and then moved from main frame technology somewhere in the Millennium.

      Reply
    • May 1, 2017 at 8:38 am
      Permalink

      Domestic violence cases are a broad spectrum. A lot of people are confusing the concept of what is a domestic partner type case with what is a non-intimate partner type case. And then you also have the differences in assault types i.e., physical versus sexual assault. Right now, there are actually vigilante groups “house moms” getting together and hunting their own or their family member’s attacker(s). Unfortunately, this type of ignorance in employment area gets a lot of people who have never been a threat of violence in the workplace or at home, hurt____needlessly.

      Reply
  • May 2, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Permalink

    The student loan scams are another form of identity theft that is occurring through unlawful and unsecured information collection. The latest attack in the news is about a credit bureau vs technology trade school. What a joke, everyone knows that credit bureaus commonly create debt where there isn’t any_____just to collect. Credit bureaus are about the most unethical and most unreliable source of information there is. Every time someone runs a free credit report on you they are given the opportunity to add things on your credit reports that you have never owned. According to my free credit report, I am 15 different people…

    Reply
    • May 5, 2017 at 11:43 pm
      Permalink

      Look at it this way, if you were employed by a major corporation while you were attempting to complete your education or were locked out of your educational degree because a university extended their degree plan requiring you to take additional classes – then you probably were not employed by that major corporation because of your education – instead you were employed based on your natural skill sets and talent ___which only the true talent scout can assess or even visualize.

      Some of the individuals boasting their educational history or educational requirements, couldn’t even get employment in that large corporation without a degree; as they needed the piece of paper to level out their low I.Q. Additionally, many of these individuals had to enter that corporation as an intern with a degree because their I.Q. was too low.

      Reply
      • May 6, 2017 at 12:17 am
        Permalink

        To remedy this discussion of education versus experience. Most individuals today have some type of education whether through a technical school like Michigan Institute of Technology or a community college. Essentially, if you have evaluated freshman year courses in both settings, the education level is same the equivalent. The SAT and ACT requirements for college entrance are lower than they were 16 years ago; we didn’t have calculators for mathematics courses like students do today. Additionally, advanced studies for degree plans do not happen until you get through freshman year in college. A bachelor’s degree is not the same as real world experience until you can apply what you learned in college to the real world.

        Studies show that most employers attempt to equate “number of years of experience” the same as “four-year degree.” But, four years of experience in certain employment environments equate to a Ph. D. For example, a Pro Se in a live courtroom, that has a few courtroom cases under their wing, can sometimes be more strategic than that novice bar licensed attorney or even that stale experienced attorney.

        Keep in mind, the newest to the workforce has the highest rate of turnover in any environment – not the most experienced and senior.

        Reply
        • May 6, 2017 at 7:16 am
          Permalink

          That’s right long math was a requirement__not an elective, computer labs did not exist in junior high; nor, typing classes in high school. Trade schools for information technology were not world renown. In the 1990’s many accredited universities still did not back technical school accreditation or even transfer credits from them for their four-year degree programs.

          Reply
        • May 7, 2017 at 11:24 am
          Permalink

          Well education in the US is not valuable anymore is it? Whether it is a certification or four year degree; the educational society has degraded it by implying that the piece of paper is worth more than just securing employment in technology. Many students do not learn a thing in college or even utilize their degrees in the “real world.” For example, a student that has a degree in Criminal Justice but became a engineer in Information Technology. Did his educational background in Criminal Justice really benefit his career? Technology changes too fast to even say that the MCSD that you achieved in 1999 is useful today; unless you actually utilized that skill set through employment and can afford to renew the certification. Do they even teach the same programming languages in college? The answer is no, because four year degrees issued 15-20 years ago did not include a computer lab and a book on C# did they? Mathematics requirements was the number one reason why many students did not achieve an engineering degree. We did not have full lab sessions learning structured programming syntax for languages like COBOL either in four year degree programs.

          Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 9:49 am
    Permalink

    I have not checked in here for some time as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

    Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm
    Permalink

    National Crime Survey states:

    the definition of identity theft includes three general types of incidents:
    -unauthorized use or attempted use of an existing account
    -unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account
    misuse of personal information for a fraudulent purpose.
    -Reports examining identity theft victimization at the person level use data from an identity theft supplement to the NCVS.

    The supplement collects data from all respondents age 12 or older about experiences with identity theft.

    -The majority of identity theft victims (86%) experienced the fraudulent use of existing account information, such as credit card or bank account information.

    -The number of elderly victims of identity theft increased from 2.1 million in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2014.

    ___________

    Bureau of Justice statistics shows the following for 2017:

    Both the unemployment rate, at 4.4 percent, and the number of unemployed persons, at 7.1 million, changed little in April. Over the year, the unemployment rate has declined by 0.6 percentage point, and the number of unemployed has fallen by 854,000.

    – Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men declined to 4.0 percent in April.

    – The jobless rates for adult women (4.1 percent), teenagers (14.7 percent), Whites (3.8 percent), Blacks (7.9 percent), Asians (3.2 percent), and Hispanics (5.2 percent) showed little change.

    Reply
    • May 7, 2017 at 1:41 am
      Permalink

      How is the jobless rate correct for women? The statistic breaks down women as its own class and then segregates by race / color. For example, how many Hispanics out of the 5.2 percent are female?

      Reply
      • May 7, 2017 at 3:43 am
        Permalink

        For some reason the state and government content defines race by the pigment of skin. I assume it is because “black” and “white” have historically defined race in the country. But then if we defined a specific class of Asian in our literature, it might be seen as discriminatory as well. Maybe it is just easier to not be politically correct when referring to the African American and Anglo-American population.

        Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm
    Permalink

    The most recent Recession occurred in years 2007 – 2009. According to statistics, the business sector experienced 235, 000 establishment deaths and 172,000 establishment births. The statistic was recorded across a three month time-frame in the year 2009, ending its analysis in March 2009. Additionally, since May 2007, the number of unemployed have declined by 146 thousand to 7.1 million.

    It is important to consider whether some of the statistics on women have not changed because many women do not want to work i.e., have a preference for being a “homemaker.”

    Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 8:14 pm
    Permalink

    Yes, this has always been a concern among women. Many women that want to work and that are qualified to work are being ruled out for women that never wanted more than to “just get by for the sake of their children.” Many of the women with children and husbands can afford to stay at home for long periods of unemployment. But many single women even at a senior age levels cannot afford to be unemployed at all due to the financial burdens they carry on their own.

    Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 8:41 pm
    Permalink

    Right, for many women, employment is still a temporary situation – basically until their household income is stabilized i.e., their husband’s careers are more established. Many men do not prefer to be “stay at home mothers.”

    Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 9:01 pm
    Permalink

    The theory of remote labor can create employment for all types of individuals from all walks of life. creative virtuosity seeks to advance labor opportunities in the cloud frontier through its business presence and advancement.

    Reply
  • May 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm
    Permalink

    Unemployment rates among teens and women might be inaccurate. Many teens are dependents; as are many women ___parents commonly file taxes for their children for the benefit of tax deductions. And, many that are married do not file individual returns either. You have to differentiate what is identity theft and just a filing by parents or husbands in that respect.

    Reply
    • May 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm
      Permalink

      How does this affect men and women in divorce cases? Does the IRS force a man or woman to carry tax debt on the marital partner if the divorce takes longer than a year to complete? For example, a man marries a woman under Visa Sponsorship of Marriage and then the couple separates within a few months; like when in arranged marriage. Is it legal for the courts to hold the US citizen liable for tax debt for the length of time to complete divorce or annulment paperwork__i.e., if the marital partner that left them entered the country under Visa Sponsorship of Marriage. Isn’t it fraud when the courts take it upon themselves to tell a tax paying US citizen to stay in a marriage for the sake of their delay in courtroom processes or pay tax debt on another while divorce or annulment paperwork is being completed i.e., marriage fraud when the lawyers or courts force this on the US citizen who filed for divorce or annulment?

      Reply
      • May 8, 2017 at 2:28 pm
        Permalink

        The IRS, divorce attorneys, and state courts cannot force this debt on the US Citizen; it would be a method of immigration fraud. With the requirement of the newly immigrated to work and file taxes for five years prior to obtaining citizenship rights implemented by Obama and held by the Trump administration; the judges forcing delays in marriage annulment or divorce proceedings should be penalized; as state courts__ they overstep their boundaries of what they can do to grant or force Visa Amnesty for a woman or man that enters the country__riding on another’s US Citizenship under false pretenses.

        Reply
        • May 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm
          Permalink

          I am very offended by this discussion. Just because I entered under student visa or work visa does not mean I did not pay taxes as a part of US.

          Reply
          • May 8, 2017 at 3:06 pm
            Permalink

            I believe there is a Foreign Tax Withholding paid by the HB1 and Student Visa class citizens. The form is different for the non-resident alien and the tax rate is different. This is not the same concept as entering the country purely under Visa Sponsorship of Marriage and seeking Visa Amnesty.

        • May 8, 2017 at 6:16 pm
          Permalink

          Well, US citizens are bearing the tax burdens for many welfare recipients as it is. To be more clear__many of the men and women (mostly women) that enter under Visa Sponsorship of Marriage are not entering under the premise of being employed in the future.

          The tax liability shouldn’t be forced on the US Citizen after divorce or annulment; as the female or male non-resident is liable for his / her part in taxation after divorce or annulment. In reference, to the Visa Sponsorship, the US Citizen does not have to support visa sponsorship and this is unethical that they should have to when the non-resident entered the country under false pretense of “valid or reliable marriage”

          The immigrant enters the country as a non-resident and has to apply for permanent residency through the green card process. If separated through divorce or annulment the non-resident did not meet their conditions of Marriage visa sponsored by US Citizen, especially in the first year. So, the tax liability should not ever belong to the US Citizen; but, the non-resident alien. Otherwise, you have a situation which encompasses mostly women who enter the country this way, become a part of the unemployed statistic, and collect welfare benefits because the tax liability was unlawfully forced on the US Citizen that is male -and vice versa.

          Reply
  • May 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm
    Permalink

    Yes, there should be boundaries on what society does now. Right now, people are being granted Visa Amnesty that never paid a tax dollar in this country. And, many people sitting in state systems longer than a three months are being granted unemployment compensation or victim’s compensation really owed to other individuals who were employed, earned unemployment compensation benefits and were denied the benefit due mistakes made by internal state and government staff. Many members of law enforcement, whether in state or government feel they are above the law and grant leniency to their family members by implicating the innocent. Some even issue student loans and scholarships to their own family members and make innocent individuals pay the losses when they are caught. Many lawyers scathe incarceration for defendants by omitting the truth or manipulating a plaintiff’s records in civil suits.

    Reply
  • May 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm
    Permalink

    The general consensus is that society believes that a person that files a lawsuit is evading the law; and, in the area of criminal law ___ a defendant is guilty until proved innocent. I believe the accurate truth is that in each situation whether in criminal or civil the burden of proof falls on the prosecution.

    The problem with the courts is that judges really are not judges anymore___they do not really base their decisions on courtroom procedure or law anymore___but, more the general consensus in the situation which has many political undertones of influence. Identity theft claims are hard knocks that are not easily remedied in the courts or even recognized because law enforcement has some leverage in immunity under state and government binding i.e., political influence.

    Technically, political influence should not have relevance in the courtroom.

    Reply
  • May 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm
    Permalink

    I just wanted to send a quick word to say thanks to you for the wonderful recommendations you are sharing here. My incredibly long internet research has at the end of the day been honored with reliable points to go over with my close friends. I would claim that many of us site visitors are unequivocally blessed to live in a superb site with many brilliant professionals with beneficial tricks. I feel extremely lucky to have used your webpage and look forward to some more fun moments reading here. Thank you once again for all the details.

    Reply
  • May 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    Permalink

    Well the concept of right and wrong behavior is skewed based on the individual isn’t it? In many cases of identity theft and fraud if the employer, law enforcement, state / federal agency, or recruiting firm has a history of unpaid debt and begins to steal or shave earnings off paychecks or as tax debts – it isn’t easily proven in the courts, though the evidence exists. Some people can only determine concept of right and wrong behavior when their own “race or color” is not being accused of wrong doing.

    Aristotle writings state that certain decisions are internal disorders of some emotion which causes the human mind to find reason in the logically unreasonable; and that many people who believe themselves to be virtuous, are not virtuous.

    Reply
    • May 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm
      Permalink

      That’s right, a decision to take a life can be fueled by an emotion of fear, passion, anger or envy. To act on that emotion shows true signs of emotional disorder. Many serial killers have a passion for seeing a specific type of emotion in persons they choose to kill…

      Reply
      • May 8, 2017 at 12:18 am
        Permalink

        A covenant to accuse ones selfe, without assurance of pardon, is likewise invalide. For in the condition of Nature, where every man is Judge, there is no place for Accusation.

        Reply
        • May 8, 2017 at 2:04 am
          Permalink

          I agree, that this part is true “where every man is judge__ outside the courtrooms; there is no place for accusation” i.e., when public data is released or identity theft occurs. In many cases where decisions should be held strictly inside the courtrooms; there is unlawful release of information.

          Many people have taken it upon themselves as collection agencies to collect on items that were written off in private hearings or reissue cases into records as open cases. For example, when you hire a traffic citation attorney – the whole point of the litigation and deferral agreement is to ensure the record does not appear on the driver’s record. But, many corrupt law enforcement agencies, collection agencies, and litigators do not honor these agreements and reopen the cases illegally when it is financially convenient for them.

          This is also so about the domestic violence law. Every man has become a judge outside the courtroom, even in employment areas____ so in essence no man that is accused goes without punishment in the hands of the public; guilty or not.

          Reply
        • May 12, 2017 at 8:09 am
          Permalink

          For they that speak of this subject use to confound right (jus) and law (lex); yet, they out to be distinguished; because “right” consists in liberty to do or to forbear, whereas “law” binds to one of them. Because the condition of man hath been declared as a condition of war of every one against every one….so says life on the internet.

          Reply
  • May 8, 2017 at 3:44 am
    Permalink

    Right, many citizens that are victims of identity theft are bearing much of the financial burdens of the loss and in most cases the lawsuit. Some identity theft cases can be so advanced that the amount of undue burden that the identity theft victim incurs when attempting to put out fires on unlawfully utilized records can be extremely life threatening.

    The problem with these types of cases is that identity theft and fraud is utilized to eliminate the victim___ so when it is a state or federal agency that is considered a defendant; the victim is commonly made to look like a criminal just for filing the complaint.

    Reply
  • May 8, 2017 at 8:35 pm
    Permalink

    Well how does the Real ID Act work exactly? Does the IRS get to tax under two names now when name correction or legal name is performed on state identification. How do you trap identity theft if you cannot get law enforcement on the state side to stop creating aliases on their own? The state is trying to carry old records rather than issue new numbers and is not preventing old data from being abused.

    Reply
  • May 9, 2017 at 4:04 am
    Permalink

    I believe the law states you as a citizen have a right to dispute anything you disagree with found on a federal record. So if someone files a tax return under your social security number and signs refunds to themselves without your consent; you can track them. Technically, it is mostly only the state side of law enforcement that is causing non-compliance in Texas because public data systems are breaking into record seals and other official areas and releasing information unlawfully.

    In most cases, when records are disseminated in public data systems the records are mixed with other persons’ information so it is never accurate. Kind of like the free credit report.

    Reply
  • May 11, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    Permalink

    New tricks among the identity theft concept to consider are the candidate forms. Many employer websites send a confirmation email when you are put in a database. But this poses a problem as well; as many recruiters cannot electronically sign consent for background screens or affirmative action forms for a candidate. Another issue is the clarification of type of contractor the client is seeking. If someone is seeking an independent contractor then in most cases, a social security number and birth date is not required upfront. Registered business owners utilize business identification to do business; not personal identity numbers.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *