[TriLUG] SSN for applying to jobs
clubjuggler at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 14:39:22 EST 2004
It's possible they were using it to run a credit check on you. AFAIK,
_supposed_ to do that, but I doubt that's stopped people before. :-/
Was this with a recruiter you've heard about before?
On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 12:41:36 -0500, Craig Cook <craig at cookitservices.com> wrote:
> I just wanted to add a quick comment that I was contacted about a (UNIX/Linux) role with a large Telco company that starts with the letter "A".
> Apparently I needed to supply my social security number to the recruiter so he could submit my resume. He gave me a phone number to call to verify that was their new way of finding people - to stop duplicate resumes going though. (Not the last x digits - the whole number).
> There was no safe way I could verify any of that, and I'm not comfortable giving my social to strangers, so I rejected the application.
> Even if that was their new policy, they don't need my social before I am actually working for them.
> Craig Cook
> - Working for someone else ;)
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