Employment Applicants Beware

Los Angeles police are calling for the assistance of anyone who knows anything regarding an online scam that has been used to steal multiple identities already, and threatens to steal many more. The suspects are accused of sending out false applications to job seekers on the behalf of a suspected the company. A small fee is asked for a background check, as well as driver’s license and social security numbers.  Legitimate businesses remind applicants that it is against policy to demand money for processing applications, as well asking for social security numbers online. Police believe that people are allowing themselves to be scammed simply because of the state of our economic times. With employment down, people are desperate to find jobs; these suspects are feeding off that need. Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Los Angeles Authorities.

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