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5 ways to expose yourself to identity theft

Don't put financial info on your resume
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Don't put financial info on your resume

Job seekers are understandably eager to make every effort to obtain a new position. But posting a resume that contains personal information on the Internet can be an invitation to identity theft, among other types of scams. Never put your Social Security number, birth date, place of birth or other financial information on your resume. Be wary of scams that use email messages -- "We loved your resume, and we need your Social Security number to do a background check so we can hire you," is one example -- to prey on unemployed people.

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