Protecting Your Personal Information


At Second Chance Jobs For Felons (secondchancejobsforfelons.com) we take your privacy seriously. The ability to share your information and how much of that information you decide to share is in your hands. You should never share any of the following information on your resume and/or any other place online:

  • Social Security Number
  • Driver's license number
  • Bank account information
  • Credit card information
  • Passwords
  • Date of birth

Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world and millions of individuals have their identities stolen each year. Fortunately by following some basic advice and steps you can significantly reduce your risk of becoming a victim.

Kroll's Fraud Solutions has some tips for safeguarding your personal information:

  • Watch for "Shoulder Surfers" and "Skimmers"

    Shield the entry of personal identification numbers (PINs) and be aware of people standing entirely too close by when using your credit or debit card in public. Especially with the advent of cell phone cameras, a sneaky, shoulder-surfing thief can get your private information pretty easily if you are not careful. It is also advisable to use teller machines that are familiar to you, so you are in a better position to identify when the equipment looks different or doesn’t feel right. Your increased awareness may reveal a skimmer's attempt to steal PINs and banking details at that site.

  • Keep Your Social Security Card Safe at Home

    There are very few reasons to carry around this crown jewel. Something as small as a Social Security card can be easily lost by simply opening your wallet. Remember, ID theft and fraud are not exclusively credit-related -- thieves can use a clean Social Security number to construct a whole new life.

  • Destroy Before You Dump That Old Computer

    Erasing data just enables the computer to write over that space again; it doesn’t actually eliminate the original bits and bytes. Physically remove the hard-drive to ensure you’re not tossing out or passing along your personal details. Kroll is often called upon to recover data from an erased or damaged drive; they're very good at it -- and so are some professional thieves.

  • Do Not Use "Remember Me"

    How many Web sites do you frequent that invite you to enable an automatic log on the next time you visit? Don’t check that box! When convenience trumps confidentiality, you are asking for trouble. The harder you make it for hackers to follow your trail into an online store or bank account, the better.

  • Identify and Avoid Phishing Email

    Phishing emails are used to fraudulently obtain personal identification and account information. They can also be used to lure you into downloading malicious software. The message will often suggest the recipient's account has an issue that requires immediate attention. A link will also be provided to a spoof Web site, asking the recipient to provide personal/account information or download malicious software.

  • Conduct a Safe Job Search

    Be mindful about the type of information you include on your resume, especially if it will be posted online. For example, you should never include the following:

    • Social Security number
    • Driver's license number
    • Bank account information
    • Credit card information
    • Passwords
    • Date of birth
  • Practice Prudent Posting

    Online social networking sites enable individuals around the world to connect and share. Because the Web makes it possible for any posted document to link with another, any information you put online has the potential to stay there for what amounts to electronic eternity.

You should also never share the personal information listed above with a prospective employer until you are confident the employer and employment opportunity are legitimate. While it's reasonable in the early stages of the hiring process for employers to ask you for information about your education, training and qualifications related to a prospective job, don't provide proprietary information until you're farther down the road and have conducted due diligence to review the company's background.

[Kroll provides a broad range of investigative, intelligence, financial, security and technology services to help clients reduce risks, solve problems and capitalize on opportunities. The company began providing identity theft solutions in 1999 and created its Fraud Solutions practice in 2002 in response to increasing requests from clients for counsel and services associated with the loss of sensitive personal information, and related identity protection and restoration issues facing organizations and individuals. For more information, visit www.krollfraudsolutions.com.]


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